Ca­nines will be wel­come

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MOVE over dog-friendly cafes, a new book­store in South Fre­man­tle has opened its doors to those look­ing to pe­ruse the stacks with their four-legged friends.

MAN’S best friend can al­ready en­joy a cof­fee along­side their own­ers – and now they can also pe­ruse the stacks at a new South Fre­man­tle book­store.

Saga Book­shop owner Liz Poul­ton said the dogfriendly at­ti­tude of the South Fre­man­tle area made it a sim­ple de­ci­sion to al­low lo­cals to bring in their four-legged friends.

“We have had re­ally pos­i­tive feed­back from our cus­tomers, es­pe­cially from those who have lit­tle dogs that don’t like be­ing tied up out­side,” Ms Poul­ton said.

“That be­ing said, I pre­fer to see Saga Book­shop as a place for ev­ery­one; my hus­band Dougie built a por­ta­ble ramp for wheel­chair ac­cess and we have pur­posely kept the space open and clear.

“Part of the rea­son we liked this shop was be­cause it had a dis­abil­ity toi­let and a pri­vate car bay which al­lows me to pro­vide safe ac­cess for cus­tomers need­ing as­sis­tance.

“Our fo­cus is on cre­at­ing a warm, wel­com­ing place where you can browse through our great book se­lec­tion, or pull up a comfy chair and en­joy what we have to of­fer.”

The dog theme con­tin­ues next month when lo­cal artist Meg An­der­son from Hang­dog Art ex­hibits some of her ca­nine cre­ations from Novem­ber 3 to 27.

“I’ve known Me­gan for a few years now from the dog beach and lov­ing her work, I asked if she would be in­ter­ested in putting on an ex­hi­bi­tion,” Ms Poul­ton said.

“One of my ob­jec­tives of the book­shop is to give artists a plat­form to show­case their work and Hang­dog works per­fectly for Saga Book­shop’s first ex­hibit be­cause it cel­e­brates what we love about our neigh­bour­hood, which is friendly dogs, beau­ti­ful beaches and great neigh­bours.”

Saga Book­shop is at 203 South Ter­race.

Visit www.face­book. com/saga­book­shop for in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d475056

Saga Book­shop owner Liz Poul­ton with Lisa and Ethan Cor­bett and their dog Ruby.

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