The IBIS bookshop in Banstead, established in 1938 has finally closed.
Sadly a valiant effort by supporting to raise funds to keep the shop opened did not work, due to rising rents and on-line bookstores..
The owner Linda Jones, who took over the shop in 2011 is however fighting back.
She’s taking on the Big Boys – Amazon by starting her own mobile service BOOKJUICE.
Here's what the new website says:
We have access to the same books, If they have it we have it!
We deliver free next day within a five mile radius of Banstead.
You will never receive a damaged book
WE PAY UK TAXES
FICTION, NON-FICTION, LIFESTYLE,
HISTORY, CHILDREN'S, & MUCH MORE
SPECIALIST BOOKS FOR DYSLEXIC READERS OF ALL AGES
SEARCH ON AMAZON, CHECK THEIR PRICE AND WHEN YOU ORDER FROM BOOKJUICE WE WILL MATCH IT! ..
*WHERE WE CANNOT PRICE MATCH IT WILL ONLY EVER COST YOU £1.00 MORE
A SMALLPRICE TO PAY TO MAKE A BIG STATEMENT
Visit the new website
Nigel & Maggie
10th July 2012
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