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Hay Fever – Exciting Times At This Year’s Hay Festival

This year the Hay Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday. In this year’s programme, the wide range of topics on offer, which brings together a wonderfully diverse group of readers and writers to share their stories, is sure to whip up excitement to fever pitch amongst those attending – whatever their age!

Hay Festival

Looking through the programme, the Shelfstore team has highlighted a few events of particular interest. You may not realise it, but we are very interested in books – and of course those that read and also write them – as we do after all offer bookcases as part of the Shelfstore system that allows you to design shelving, furniture and storage solutions.

One event, which caught our eye, has Jacqueline Wilson, the award-winning writer of children’s fiction, introducing her new book ‘Wave Me Goodbye’, which is set in the Second World. Quite recently we were delighted when Jacqueline, chose to follow Shelfstore on Twitter, joining a number of other writers who are also fans. Jacqueline, we understand does also like to read as well as write, although how she finds the time in her busy schedule to read a book a week (which apparently is the case) we’ve no idea! She has an extensive library at home, which is said to number some 15,000 books, so must find it difficult at times to choose, which book to read!

Wave Me Goodbye

The comedian, actor, director, musician and writer, Adrian Edmondson, is at one of the other events we noted. He has turned his very creative hand to writing children’s fiction and has just published his first children’s book ‘Tilly and the Time Machine’. On hearing the title, this led to a very animated debate in the Shelfstore office about where we would all like to go back to in time…and why!

Tilly and the Time Machine

Another event, which drew our attention, has Julia Donaldson, the writer, playwright and former Children’s Laureate, performing songs and readings from a number of her popular books ‘The Everywhere Bear’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. Originally Julia wrote songs for children’s television before she turned her hand to writing and years ago spent several weeks busking in Paris. Well Hay-On-Wye is a long way from Paris, but we’re pretty sure this event will be just as memorable!

The Gruffalo

If you’re looking to find the perfect home for your child’s book collection or even your own – take a look at the Shelfstore website. Shelfstore’s flexible and multipurpose system of shelving is the perfect solution for storing books and can be easily designed to fit any space, no matter what the shape to suit your book collection needs.

If you are looking for inspiration and ideas on shelving and storage solutions using Shelfstore’s system, why not take a look at our blog – you’ll find plenty of topics of interest.

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