On the road with Sarah Leipciger
June 15, 2015
Last week, our very hard working Tinder Press author, Sarah Leipciger, has had three fantastic events to promote her phenomenal debut, The Mountain Can Wait.
On Tuesday, we visited The Kew Bookshop, a fantastic independent in West London where, in the space of 2 hours, the shelves went from this:
Sarah dazzled her audience with a particularly gripping reading of Tom, her central character, trying to rescue his daughter after she has fallen through the thick ice in the Canadian wilderness. The atmosphere was electric and few could believe this was the work of a debut novelist.
On Wednesday evening, Sarah teamed up with two Tinder Press authors Sarah Winman (When God was a Rabbit, A Year of Marvellous Ways) and Maggie O’Farrell (Instructions for a Heatwave, The Hand That First Held Mine) to take over Foyles Charring Cross Road. A full house of 125 eager novelists, champions of Tinder Press, and keen readers were privileged enough to hear about the author’s publishing journeys from original idea to the final product and we learnt that all three authors have very serious stationary fetishes!
On Thursday evening, Sarah visited Victoria Park Books, another brilliant independent in Islington where customers, friends and budding writers (plus their rather adorable bookshop dog, Harvey!) gathered in their sunny garden to hear a reading and again we sold out of hardbacks. Here are some before and after shots – impressive stuff!
And it continues…
Next week things get even more exciting with an event at Blackwells Oxford with superstar Mark Haddon (award-winning author of The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time) AND we still have Cheltenham and Chiswick to come later in the year.
I cannot begin to express what a privilege it has been to work with Sarah over the past few months and to benefit from the efforts of a very hard-working and dedicated author. The independent bookshops have been beyond supportive and I heartily advise you pay them all a visit this summer, you might even be lucky enough to pick up a signed copy or two…
(Proud book publicist of The Mountain Can Wait)
Retrace our steps with some bookshops visits this summer:
Primrose Hill Bookshop
134 Regent’s Park Road, Greater London NW1 8XL
Daunt Books, Holland Park
112- 114 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA
Lutyens & Rubinstein
21 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2EU
The Broadway Bookshop
6 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
5 St Mary’s Chare, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1NQ
50-51 High Holborn London WC1V 6EP
51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ
220-226 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PD
The Kew Bookshop
1-2 Station Approach, Richmond TW9 3QB
107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Victoria Park Books
174 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7HD
8 Market Place, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AW