Hatchards’ new bookshop at London’s St Pancras Station will be officially opened tomorrow (Thursday 8th August) by children's author and illustrator Benji Davies.
The station branch, first opened in 2014, is relocating to a bigger premises next to John Lewis, allowing it to increase in size by a third. An extra six booksellers are joining the team, while the store will expand its range of books and stationery.
Manager Sam Jarvis explained: “For the past five years it has been a privilege to offer our handpicked range of literary diversions to the station’s many travellers, commuters and visitors.
“We are delighted to continue to do so to an even greater degree at our new bigger Hatchards bookshop and we look forward to welcoming everyone and recommending wonderful books to enjoy by train and elsewhere.”
Celebrations will begin from 7.30am, with the first 50 customers through the door getting a special edition copy of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit.
Later that morning, Davies will cut the ribbon and read from his book Tad (HarperCollins Children’s).
From 5pm-7pm customers are invited to enjoy a glass of wine as they browse and meet the bookselling team.