Some women love shopping for shoes. My weakness is children’s books, especially since running round after a toddler has killed any opportunity or desire I had to wear heels.
Now I can indulge my addiction any time I like because my local high street in south east London has a brand new children’s bookshop called Smallprint.
It’s been such a success that she opened her first shop a few days ago.
At the back is an events space which will host baby and children’s groups that compliment the store’s ethos.
It was hard to choose just a couple of things to buy but we plumped for Shh! We Have A Plan by Chris Haughton as Baby Bookworm loves his other stories.
We also bought The Jungle Book by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver, from the BabyLit range that turns classics into cool first concept books. A friend had been recommending them just an hour before.
It’s heartening that in this day and age, an internet business is able to expand to a physical one. I suppose it partly reflects the enduring appeal of the children’s book market, not to mention Jenny’s drive and vision.
This must be what motherhood does to you – you swap shoes for stories.
Find out more about Smallprint at smallprint-online.com and visit the new shop at 37 Davids Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23.