Champagne at launch of bookshop
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