If you enjoyed the Otley Pop-up Poetry Shop last November, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s back. If you missed it, here’s another chance.
The Poetry Shop will be open on:
|2017||Saturday 24h June||12 noon to 4 pm|
|Sunday 25th June||10.30 am to 1.30 pm|
|Saturday 29th July||12 noon to 4 pm|
|Sunday 30th July||10.30 am to 1.30 pm|
|Further dates to be confirmed.|
at Half Moon House, 9B Westgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3LP
There will be:
Poetry books for sale: books published by OWF Press and Half Moon Books and other books by local authors – more detail overleaf.
Poetry Swap: come in and donate, swap or buy pre-loved poetry books – more detail overleaf.
Readings: from 1 pm on each day. Watch our shop window and website for who’s on. Email us if you would like a slot.
Conversation: Free! and a Competition: Free!
If you like poetry, come in and have a chat. If you’re a poet, ask us about a reading slot or about selling your books.
Selling your own books
If you are a poet and would like us to stock your books, we will do so on a sale or return basis. Let us have one or two of your books (or one or two of each if you have several) and we will let you know if one sells. We will then give you 90% of the cover price and you can let us have another the book if you wish. All books must be brought to and collected from The Poetry Shop – let us know if you want to bring or collect them at a time other than our opening times – and we’ll keep them for as long as you want us to. All payments will be made in cash. We will look after your books and do our best to keep them safe, but you leave them with us at your own risk and we cannot pay for any book that is damaged.
In the Poetry Swap, you can swap books one-to-one or buy books for whatever you wish to pay. We have a very interesting stock already and welcome more donations of pre-loved poetry books or books about poetry – no other books please. All proceeds from sales in the Poetry Swap go to Solace*. Let us know if you would like to arrange to bring books outside the Poetry Shop opening hours
*Solace is a Leeds-based charity which provides psychotherapy, complementary therapies and advocacy support to the survivors of persecution and exile living in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Charity no. 1104507 Company no. 4733478
Please get in touch if you would like reading slot (poetry only) and let us know which date you would prefer. Space is of course limited, but get in touch and we’ll let you know what is available. We’ll put the information about who is reading on our website and in the shop window a week before.