Cham­pagne at launch of book­shop

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

A NEW sec­ond-hand book­shop opened in Wye at the week­end to the sound of cham­pagne corks pop­ping.

Wye’s Books at 34 High Street, sells sec­ond hand and an­ti­quar­ian vol­umes, as well as paint­ings and pho­to­graphs by lo­cal artists Mary John­son and Caro­line Hymers.

Al­though it started trad­ing on Satur­day morn­ing, there was also a cer­e­mony with cham­pagne on Fri­day night.

The open­ing of the shop re­flects a life­time’s en­thu­si­as­tic col­lect­ing on the part of founder Richard Mor­ris, 58, a rail­way man­ag­ing di­rec­tor.

His wife Sarah, 48, a nurse, said: “It’s his love of books re­ally, par­tic­u­larly in the clas­sics, that led to this.

“We used to do book fairs and col­lect by post and on the in­ter­net. Then this shop be­came avail­able and we thought it would be a nice thing to do.”

Wye’s Books is open on Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­days from 10am to 4pm. Con­tact the shop on 01233 813359 or 07767 893124.


Richard Mor­ris in his new book shop which opened on Satur­day in Wye

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