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Derry book shop celebrates opening chapter
As bookworms everywhere grab their summer reads for the beach or pool, our new shop in Derry is doing a roaring trade. Find out why.
We opened our first book shop earlier this year, in the city of Derry. And the city’s literature lovers have helped make the store a hit, with about 500 books sold every week.
Retail development manager Nyree Tubritt says: “We’re selling everything from Booker Prize winners to classic fiction, thrillers, romance and horror.”
Children’s books are a big hit, and the shop has had to increase the size of its young adult section to meet demand.
Titles by Irish authors have been flying off the shelves too – perhaps because the shop is on a popular tourist trail around the historic city.
As well as second-hand books, the shop accepts donations of CDs and DVDs.
Friendly volunteers are ready to help
Great customer service is one reason to visit the shop. Nyree says: “It’s a really chilled, relaxed vibe. We have lots of time for people.”
The shop is entirely run by volunteers. They include students and retired teachers and librarians, aged from 18 to older than 70.
The team even have a noticeboard for details of customers who have requested books on particular topics. If something comes in that matches that person’s interests, they get a call.
You can visit the shop on Ferryquay Street from Monday to Saturday.
And if books aren’t your thing, there are loads of other ways to support Concern’s work.