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Daring to Dream October 27, 2009

Posted by Phil Groom in Bookshop Ramblings, Watching and Waiting.
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Books for EveryoneI dreamed a dream.

I dreamed of people reading: an older man in his armchair, laughing uproariously at Bill Bryson’s latest; a young man, marching along, head in his book, enthralled, enchanted, oblivious to the world around him; a woman, relaxing with a new romance — or was it a crime story or a thriller she was absorbed in? Two children, excited as they discovered new worlds, new possibilities.

Who were these people? I don’t know: they could have been me, they could have been you; but all of them were loving and enjoying their books, real books printed on real paper.

Where were these people? They were everywhere. But as I looked, I could see them close to home, not far away at all: in my street, in my neighbourhood; and so another dream was born and began to take shape: Biggleswade Books.

Can that dream become reality? I hope so; and I hope that you, gentle reader, will share my dream…

Biggleswade Books: Dreaming of a new, independent bookshop for Biggleswade and the surrounding area.


1. Serial Insomniac - October 27, 2009

I think it sounds very exciting. You’re experienced in and enthusiastic about this type of work – obviously nothing comes with any guarantees, but if anyone can make it work, I’m sure it’s you 🙂

Keep us posted. Take care and *big hugs*, my dear xxx

2. John Duncan - October 27, 2009

Sounds good! – Biggleswade Books …. kind of rolls off the tongue …

3. Phil Groom - October 28, 2009

Thanks both: much appreciated 🙂

As they say, watch this space…

4. David Marriott - October 28, 2009

Despite knowing the answer to this question, I shall still ask it:

Is Biggleswade a real place? Really?!

5. John Duncan - October 28, 2009

I can personally confirm the existence of Biggleswade! Only last Sunday I was walking near Moggerhanger (also a real place!), and saw Biggleswade from a hilltop, bathed in a kind of holy light.

6. Cindy - October 28, 2009

I have friends who live in Biggleswade, yes they and it are real!
It’s in Bedfordshire. 🙂

7. Phil Groom - October 28, 2009

Personally, I have my doubts about the reality of David Marriott…

8. David Marriott - October 29, 2009

I have heard it said that I’m a glitch in the Matrix.

Phil Groom - October 29, 2009

Kinda beats being an ingrowing toenail in the body of Christ (that’s me, btw)

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