Square Peg is publishing a book about Wetherspoon pubs' carpets in October.
Author Kit Caless discovered the chain has unique carpets in every one of its 950 pubs, inspired by either the building or name of the pub. He first began documenting the phenomenon in his blog wetherspoonscarpets.tumblr.com, which posed the question: "are any two Wetherspoon carpets the same?"
Spoon’s Carpets: An Appreciation will feature a selection of over 50 carpets, complete with commentary on the inspiration behind for each carpet's design, the history of the pub, and facts and stats about the branch and its regulars.
Rosemary Davidson, publishing director at Square Peg, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to Spoon’s Carpets: An Appreciation by Kit Caless from Sarah Such of Sarah Such Literary Agency.
Davidson said: "We knew we had to publish Kit’s brilliantly eccentric celebration of the Great British pub, craft and design immediately. The story of these unique Spoon’s carpets is marvellous – and the book will be designed and produced with care, attention and suitable trimmings: a fitting tribute to the carpets themselves."
Caless is a writer and broadcaster based in London. He is also the co-founder of independent publishing house Influx Press.
He said: "I am delighted to be working with Square Peg at Penguin Random House to produce a beautiful book on the glorious world of threaded wonders I've been sent and collected on my blog. I've already selected many of the carpets that will feature, but if anyone sends a photo of their local Spoons carpet to the blog that shows a carpet I simply can't exclude, I may have to come and buy them a pint!"
Picture of Kit Caless: Meghna Gupta. The pictures of the carpets are from The Denmead Queen in Waterlooville, Hampshire (top) and The Banker’s Draft in Bedford, Bedfordshire.
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