Keeping up with news from small, independent family booksellers (new or used books) is a good way to support those businesses.
Newsletters remind you that we exist when you've forgotten which bookseller was so helpful and gave you really good advice though you didn't buy anything, or packed that book for your mum's birthday so well, or made the extra trip to the post when you ordered a book at 4.45pm that you needed the next day for a major deadline, or waded through knee-deep snow to get a inexpensive book that meant a lot to your wife to the post office in time for your wedding anniversary even though there was less than £1 profit in the sale! (I've done all those things!)
Many booksellers have email newsletters - do ask your favourite sellers and sign up!
As lots of you know I have a book newsletter that goes out by email roughly once a month. This is news of new stock that I've bought as well as some wider booknews that may be of interest to my core newsletter readers (who are mainly academics in the arts and humanities). There are also a number of offers the last being a massive 50% off for a day that was exclusive to my newsletters subscribers. I also include offers on newly published books as well as on my secondhand stock.
In addition to my main newsletter there is also a Book of the Month email most months with 20% off an interesting volume.
If you haven't signed up yet to receive News from CL Hawley Books but would like to you can do so here. Although I mainly sell academic books I do stock fiction and literary biographies etc., that many readers of this blog would enjoy.
As the main newsletter focuses mainly on my academic stock I have decided to do occasional newsletters on children's books, twentieth century poetry, and local history. If you've bought a children's book, or a book on Yorkshire or Lancashire from me in the last 12 months then you'll be on the list to receive a copy of the relevant email. If you would like to receive one of these specialist emails then you'll need to sign up for the main newsletter here. If you're already on my mailing list but haven't bought a relevant book in the last 12 months then please drop me an email and let me know if you want to receive the children's, Lancashire, Yorkshire or twentieth century poetry so I can add that to your email account with me.
It goes without saying that your email address is between you and me only and I never, ever share details.