London bookshop Heywood Hill has appointed Charlotte Merritt to the new role of the shop’s Hong Kong-based bookseller-at-large.
Heywood Hill, which offers bespoke bookselling, private library building and monthly book subscriptions, with customers in over 60 countries worldwide, said that Merritt’s appointment will allow it to provide “a new standard of personal service to both long-standing and new customers in Hong Kong”.
Merritt has previously worked as marketing manager at Bloomsbury and head of marketing at Hodder & Stoughton.
Nicky Dunne, chairman of Heywood Hill, said of Merritt: “Charlotte’s experience, sensibility and passion for books make her ideally suited to represent Heywood Hill in Hong Kong. After a distinguished career in publishing in London, we are delighted she is joining our team in Hong Kong at a very exciting time.”
Explaining the decision to appoint a bookseller-at-large in Hong Kong, he added: “Our little shop in London is a refuge for English-speaking readers and book-collectors around the world both in person and online. We are sure that many more Hong Kong residents – whether expatriates or those born and bred in the city – will enjoy a connection to a literary bookshop. We are no ordinary independent bookshop and we are constantly striving to be useful to our customers around the world and to design literary services that are enjoyable and relevant in the digital age.”
Merritt can be contacted in Hong Kong on firstname.lastname@example.org or +852 5698 8005.
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