Balham seems to be in the midst of a monsoon.
Downstairs in the shop’s basement the music is turned up to cover the sound of the driving rain. It’s really wonderful to see people come in to the shop in weather like this, even if it’s just to get out of the rain!
The good thing about this weather is that it’s excellent for curling up with a good book. And preferably a cosy blanket and a mug of hot chocolate. Fiction is a good call when it’s so miserable outside – a little literary escapism always helps. Here the fiction section is regularly updated as we get a lot of good fiction donations. Sometimes we have several copies of the same book waiting for a new home. Did I metion we also sell chocolate?
Donations are always welcome. If you are a a UK tax payer don’t forget that you can ‘tag your bag’ and donate through Gift Aid. This means that an extra 25% from the sale of your book will be donated to Oxfam by the British government.