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Legend indie scheme goes into libraries
09.02.09 | Catherine Neilan
An innovative scheme aimed at bringing together independent booksellers and publishers is being introduced to a selection of libraries across London just two months after it was launched. Entitled Exclusively Independent, the scheme was set up by indie publisher Legend Press and is funded by Arts Council England. Through creating specially-designed displays, monthly recommendations and high profile marketing, it is designed to highlight work outside the mainstream and support local bookshops.
Initially, Hammersmith and Fulham libraries will feature books from the initiative, with the Westfields Centre following in the next couple of months.
Bookshops including Dulwich Bookshop, Bookseller Crow on the Hill, Bolingbroke Bookshop, Eastside Bookshop, Primrose Hill, Housmans and Peckham Review will also be taking part.
February’s selection includes Salt & Honey by Candi Miller (Legend Press), What’s Wrong With Eating People? by Peter Cave (One World Trade) and White Man Falling by Mike Stocks (Alma).
Book readings and signings for the shops and libraries invovled are being arranged “within the next few weeks” to help publicise the scheme.