Southcart Books in Walsall where I held my latest book launch have themselves launched a book of short stories entitled Southcart Tales. This is an excellent book with some great work from talented local authors, sold to raise money to support the shop.
Here’s the Amazon info
Southcart Book Shop is one of the few thriving independent book shops in the West Midlands, if not the UK as a whole. In this modern era of computers, video games, social media and reality TV, books are becoming an ever more precious commodity.
At Southcart Book Shop, Scott and Amy aren’t content to simply sell books. They are building a community of book lovers, regularly holding events with readings from authors, themed days and always a warm welcome.
The nine authors featured in this collection are all Southcart regulars, and royalties from the sales of this book are going direct to Southcart Book Shop, to help Scott and Amy continue their fantastic work of spreading the love of reading.
Fantasy author Stan Nicholls kindly provides the introduction to a great collection which will have you shaking in your socks or holding your sides with laughter. Having read the book I must say it is a vibrant mix of story types, from fantasy to horror, from real life to sci-fi and is an excellent read and worthy of your attention.
If you want to support an independent bookshop and read some great tales then you might like to pick up a copy, here’s some handy links so you can do just that.
Or if you are in Walsall why not pop in to Southcart Books and pick up the book direct from them, they might even have some signed copies.
Author photo courtesy of Rob Grimes