Independent Book Shop, Cafe and Arts Centre in Norwich

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Dan Startup

Everybody needs a Greg

This will be a short post, it’s 12.25am and it’s been a long day. What’s been happening? We have been on our holidays for a week. The weather was miserable but we still managed to climb Scafell Pike and have a generally splendid time with 15 of our family and 3 dogs. Who needs weather …

Leanne Startup


The last few days have been exhausting and the shop is a hive of activity. We have had well-wishers and workers and everything is in chaos. But it’s starting to look like a shop – with a counter, art, tiling and places to display our wares. We are now into ordering of things and I’m …

Dan Startup

2 weeks in, 3 weeks to go

…and what a 2 weeks! It’s hard to put into words everything we have achieved in the time and all thanks to our glorious network of friends and family. Without them we would be nowhere and none of which we expected. Day 1/2 – all wallpaper stripped and walls prepped Day 3/4/5/6/7 – all 3 …

Dan Startup

And then there were keys

Friday 12th July 2019. With the keys finally in our hands the real clock starts. You can do all the planning, talking, contact building, website building, social media promotion, arranging of contractors, supplier account opening, finance arranging, book choosing but when those keys finally get into your hands all that seems to pale into comparison …

Dan Startup

Red Letter Day – by Dan

Today we signed the lease to the property we’ve been chasing for 12 weeks. We are reliably informed there isn’t really anything that can stop us getting the keys on Friday. To say we are excited would be a ridiculous understatement. We only really “came out” about the bookshop in the last 2 weeks and …