Tue, 11/12/2012 - 07:30
A cashmob event will take place at The Big Green Bookshop in London’s Wood Green this Sunday (16th October).
The ‘mob’ has been organised by Richard McKeever who runs a community website for Bowes Park and Bounds Green and will involve a group of people, rallied through social media, entering the shop at 2pm armed...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 08:19
The Big Green Bookshop co-owner Simon Key is launching a unique competition to market a new book published by his company Timeline Books.
Splinters, a collection of short stories by horror author Joseph D’Lacey, is being released in early November and sold exclusively through the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, London...
Tue, 07/08/2012 - 10:00
General retail sales values were up 0.1% like-for-like in July but shops in central London continue to report a slow August as people avoid the area during the Olympics.
Waterstones reported that “central London is generally quiet” and independents like Vivian Archer’s Newham Bookshop in East London nearby to the...
Tue, 15/05/2012 - 16:30
I’ve started this publishing company called Timeline Books. I know very little about how to publish books. Nevertheless this is what I’ve done.
I also co-own The Big Green Bookshop. Before we opened, I was pretty clueless about this too. I’d worked in bookselling...
Tue, 25/10/2011 - 09:00
The co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop has launched his own publishing company and is set to release his first book with author Greg Stekelman.
Simon Key, co-owner of the independent bookshop based in Wood Green, London, has named the company Timeline Books. It will publish London Tales, an illustrated work about the city,...
Wed, 05/03/2008 - 15:29
The Big Green Bookshop, the new north London independent which emerged from the closure of the Wood Green branch of Waterstone's, will finally open on Saturday. Just 23 days after they received the keys to the shop on Brampton Park Road, owners and ex-Waterstone's staff Simon Key and Tim West will host a "community based opening...
Mon, 11/02/2008 - 14:24
It is six months since Waterstone's closed in Wood Green . . . In only a matter of weeks before there will finally be a bookshop in Wood Green again. Scroll down to read a diary of the past week.
Here we go again...
Mon, 19/11/2007 - 12:01
After last week's news that the Pan Bookshop was closing after 32 years trading in Fulham Road, was followed by the inevitable comments from on high—'. . . tough market conditions . . . blah blah blah . . . decline in overall trading in Independent...
Mon, 05/11/2007 - 08:34
Former Waterstone's booksellers Tim West and Simon Key have named their new Wood Green indie, The Big Green Bookshop. West and Key decided to open a shop in North London after Waterstone's closed down its shop in Wood Green.
The pair ran a competition in Wood Green to name the bookshop, and sent competition forms to all the local...
Mon, 05/11/2007 - 08:22
When the Waterstone's in Wood Green (where Tim West and I worked) closed, suddenly, in August, it was a bit of a shock. It was the only dedicated bookshop in the area, and there was a real mixture of anger and sadness in the community at the decision. An online petition 'Save the Last Decent Bookshop in Wood Green' raised 726 signatures in a...