Right then, there’s no point in having a blog if you’re not going to update it is there? So here we are, four months after the last entry, sitting down to whisper in your ear. Alot has happened. In June Scenery Chewer threw us a little party at Proud to celebrate our six month anniversary. We had a chat, a little dance and everyone walked away with a book and a cupcake. Wet Ink gave us a tailored poetry corner amid a stack of freepapers, live music came from Laura Whitticase, Record Department and Los BrainChildren with Top Nice! DJs finishing off the night. You can’t say fairer than that.
July saw the launch of Choose What You Read New York. Amazing. Buku Sarkar and a bunch of friends took on four stations in Manhattan to by all accounts a great success. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/14/bringing-crime-and-punish_n_259949.html
Later that month we had a little stint at Latitude Festival preaching to the converted. Tucked deep in the woods by the BBC Arena we gave out books and wore silly hats.
So now we’re knuckling down to all things professional. Turning this venture into a non profit organisation so that we can accept donations and avoid going broke. We’ve been chatting to Penguins and other literary animals, building more drop boxes and putting together a newsletter. In the meantime you’ll find us outside major London tube stations on the first Monday of the month (next handout 7th September) giving you an alternative to the slush that is the freepapers.