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Vintage to sponsor Bookshop Band tour
30.05.12 | Charlotte Williams
Vintage Books is sponsoring a tour of The Bookshop Band round UK indie bookshops and literary festivals in association with Independent Bookseller's Week.
Beth Porter, Poppy Pitt and Ben Please formed the band in late 2010 in collaboration with Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath, with the band writing and performing songs at the start of each author event at the shop. So far, the band has written 49 songs inspired by 29 books.
The tour will take in 25 stops at independent bookshops and festivals, starting on 6th June and coinciding with Independent Booksellers Week, which runs from 20th June to 7th July.
Random House key account manager for independent bookshops Kate Gunning said: "Vintage Books is delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural tour of The Bookshop Band, and to be associated with such a terrific venture, with songs inspired by Vintage titles such as The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, Caroline: A Mystery by Cornelius Medvei, and Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov."
Mr B's manager Nic Bottomley said: "The Bookshop Band is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things we've ever been involved with . . . Customers love them, authors love them, publicists love them, and the reason it works is because the songs are so damn good."
Photo credit: Owen Benson