Daniel Everard

February Update: Further Delay

Further delay: this month, the council’s Community Service Overview and Scrutiny Committee was set to discuss the conclusions of the feasibility study looking at the possibiilty of demolishing and developing Northcote Library and building a new site opposite, to include the libary, bookshop, cafe and community hall. However it has apparently been postponed to June! Very frustrating. However, we have had… Read more →

News and update on 21st September 2015: A message for our supporters

Dear Northcote Books supporters, Wheels are moving! This month we will be meeting with the Council to discuss their feasibility study and agree requirements with the appointed architect. As you may remember, Wandsworth Council is exploring the idea of demolishing and redeveloping the current Northcote Library and building a new library and community building opposite in its place. Then the… Read more →

What does reading do for us?

Why are we trying to start a bookshop? Partly, it is because reading makes us nicer people!  Recent scientific research in the journal, Science, on the brain’s response to reading literary fiction found that reading is not just an escape, it is more of a rehearsal. It improves empathy, enhancing the ability to detect and understand other people’s emotions, a… Read more →

What’s a book worth?

Author Matthew Lyons has launched a campaign that aims to encourage discussion about the emotional worth of books. What’s a Book Worth? is asking readers to film themselves talking about a book that means a lot to them and share those thoughts on 28th September 2015, using the hashtag #WhatsABookWorth, the title of the book and its cover price. It… Read more →

What is going on?

A year ago, in July 2015 We had our share issue, business plan, financials, building plans, registration and trademark all ready to go and were hoping to complete negotiations on our lease. Then: bombshell  Wandsworth Council announced they might redevelop the site of the current Northcote Library and build a new one opposite. Since then we have explored a number of… Read more →

Is this what you really want?

We need to know.  Just a ten question survey.  We are conducting some market research to determine the views of local people, whether they would use a bookshop and community hub in Northcote Road and what our customers would like.  Please fill it in, it is very quick, and will help to make sure that we all get what we… Read more →

Meet authors (and us) at the Fete!

On Sunday 7 July from 1100 to 1700, we will have a gazebo outside the Library in Northcote Road. Come and meet us! But more importantly, also meet some award-winning authors in person! Caroline Lawrence, Samantha Hepburn and Sophia Bennett (who write for children and teenagers), Marion Molteno, Paul Ekins the environmental economist, Richard Lawrence who writes on the Edwardian… Read more →

Help us name the bookshop!

Is Northcote Books the right name for our shop? Maybe it is – or maybe we can do better? Below are some of the names that have been proposed.  We would like to know which name YOU would choose. What do we want from a name?  We want something snappy, memorable, meaningful – a name that reflects our philosophy of… Read more →