Choosing a book can be a blissful thing, a tactile (even sensual) experience... holding it in your hand, stroking the pages, browsing the first paragraph and sneakily sniffing it. So how alarming to realise that Waterstone's Macclesfield is under threat of closure, in the course of this year. (for Jane Birch more than most - she works there and loves her job).
It may be too late all ready but as nothing has been announced yet... theloop recommends buying your books locally and supporting the store. You may save a few £s buying on line (or from Tesco) but the price of cheap books is NO book shop on the high street and that's too high a price to pay.
Please feel free to comment and offer your support here, Or, let the staff know how you feel, a comment book will be provided in store. Updates will be posted as received and if necessary petitions raised and read-ins organised.
Together we can make a difference to Macclesfield and save our Waterstone's.