Gallic, the publishing house, has announced that it is to open a new bookshop called Belgravia Books next month on 26 September at 59 Ebury Street. The bookshop will be stocking a range of books from independent publishers as well as mainstream books and translated fiction.
The bookshop also intends to run events, discussions, book signings, workshops and will launch an interativive website for online book orders. Belgravia Books will be joining esteemed company in the borough with the likes of John Sandoe and Daunts so it's a welcome addition to the area. The announcement also comes after the news that the Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill is to close down.
Founder and managing director of Gallic Books, Jane Aitken, said: 'We are so excited to be realising our long-held dream of opening a bookshop. We want Belgravia Books to become an integral and active part of the local community.
"We also have the benefit of the combined skill and expertise of operations director, Alison Savage and head of sales, Guy Ramage, both former Borders managers, to help guide our way. Alison Savage, will take on the role of Belgravia Books Manager."
Belgravia Bookshops certainly know to how to get started as one of their first discussions is ironically called 'The Death of the Bookshop'.
You can follow Belgravia Books on Twitter here as they prepare to launch officially.