Independent’s vow to back bookshop
AN INDEPENDENT school in Harrogate has pledged to support an independent bookshop in the town, refreshing two of its libraries with hundreds of books purchased from the retailer.
Last summer, the Imagined Things Bookshop made national headlines when owner Georgia Duffy famously tweeted that on one day she had taken just £12.34 all day.
Now Ashville College has pledged to support it.
“Ashville has been in existence for more than 140 years, but that would not have been possible had it not been for the support of parents locally, nationally and internationally,” said headmaster Richard Marshall, adding that funding had come from an appeal to mark the school’s anniversary, buying more than 200 books. “In turn, we will be giving the books they have replaced to a number of schools in Harrogate.”