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Reads: Small Press Month

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Our monthly reading group is back, and this month it's small press readers choice, with a show and tell of titles. So grab your favourite self-published book and get down here for Wednesday 22nd August, 7-9pm!

It's no secret that we love small press. We've got 28 metres of prime shelf space dedicated to it right beside our till point, and our only regret is that we don't have space to showcase even more of the incredible work people are making themselves. Given the relative lack of an actual comics industry in the UK, small press is the beating heart of the comics scene, where many of the current British stars got their start. The depth and breadth of talent currently self-publishing their work is astounding, and you only have to walk around a comics show such as ELCAF or Thought Bubble to get a sense of the creativity bubbling away out there. Even with our range, we only scratch the surface of what's available thanks to the age-old tyranny of distribution (or lack thereof). It's an almost intimidating wealth of books out there in the scene.

So what better way to discover new material than the recommendations of Reads! Bring along a self-published book you love and want to share with the world, and with any luck you'll find a whole world of new material to discover yourself!

Everyone is welcome, whether you're a curious first-timer or a grizzled old Reads veteran. Just come by the store shortly before 7pm, or knock on the door if you're a little late.

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