Books Are My Bag Day - a celebration of brick And mortar bookstores across the UK - took place last Saturday. I travelled with Hachette's Kat to two London book stores (three, if you count our meeting point: Waterstones Trafalgar, where I signed a few Mr Pandas and Queen's Hat & Handbag books).

Our first visit was Goldsboro Books, a treasure trove of limited edition, rare and very special signed books. Did you know that they were the only bookshop in the World to have signed copies of The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, who of course turned out to be none other than J.K.Rowling? How amazing is that?

Kat and I could've easily spent hours perusing in Goldsboro. I definitely plan on returning!

Then we took the tube to Richmond to say hello to the friendly staff at Waterstones. I held an intimate reading of PLEASE MR PANDA and the newly-realesed-in-hardback The QUEEN'S HANDBAG. And I did a bit of drawing too, of course!

Below are some photos from our day. Thank you to Goldsboro and Waterstones Richmond and Kat!

You can purchase a signed The QUEEN'S HANDBAG direct from Goldsboro. If you're lucky you might receive one (of four) with a 'sneaky swan' drawing inside - here: https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-queens-handbag/

Me and Kat

Me and Kat

Can you spot The Queen and corgi?

Can you spot The Queen and corgi?

Selfie at Goldsboro's!

Selfie at Goldsboro's!

Making my mark on a big page of signatures.

Making my mark on a big page of signatures.

Reading at Waterstones in Richmond

Reading at Waterstones in Richmond

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AuthorSteve Antony