Big Green opening this weekend

<p>The Big Green Bookshop, the new north London independent which emerged from the closure of the Wood Green branch of Waterstone&#39;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&#39;s staff Simon Key and Tim West will host a &quot;community based opening&quot; featuring a range of author visits to the shop. Among the authors who will be talking to customers and signing books will be Caro Fraser, Rosemary Furber and Graham Marks.</p><p>&quot;We&#39;ve had an incredible amount of support from people,&quot; said Key. &quot;It&#39;s nice to finally be in control. We have been relying on other people for months and the moment we became in control we&#39;ve been fine.&quot;</p><p>The shop will stock 8,000 titles, which will include a multicultural section to reflect Wood Green&#39;s diverse population base. The children&#39;s section will be age-ranged between pre-school, primary and secondary reading. Key said that the store would also focus on science fiction, a popular genre at the old Waterstone&#39;s branch. He added that the shop will launch a transactional website next month.<br /><br />It has been seven months since the Wood Green Waterstone&#39;s closed, sparking an online petition objecting to its closure.</p>