‘A unique, funny picture of Britain… A love letter to bookshops and the vagaries of public transport.’ Richard Osman
Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince’s stadium tour with Professor Brian Cox was postponed due to the pandemic. Rather than do nothing, he decided instead to go on a tour of over a hundred bookshops in the UK, from Wigtown to Penzance; from Swansea to Margate.
Packed with witty anecdotes and tall tales, Bibliomaniac takes the reader on a journey across Britain as Robin explores his lifelong love of bookshops and books – and also tries to find out just why he can never have enough of them.
It is the story of an addiction and a romance, and also of an occasional points failure just outside Oxenholme.
On the 12th of October 2021, two months after we opened the bookshop Robin Ince came to hold an event with us for his book The Importance of Being Interested. It was a great event that formed part of a national bookshop tour. Now Robin has written a book about that tour (in which we’re mentioned), so in a bookshop event Inception we are having him back to discuss his new book! Come and join us for what is bound to be a fun evening. Tickets cost £5, which includes a glass of wine or a soft drink and £2 off the book.