Hatchards Cheltenham featuring our Library Ladder
Hatchards has opened a new bookshop in Cheltenham, bringing the number of the chain’s shops to three, with Cheltenham being the first location outside London. The bookshop opened its doors to customers at the start of October.
The new branch has a strong focus on history, art, biography and coffee-table books, and will feature an events space, which will hold year-round talks. It is designed to be a "complementary bookshop experience" to the nearby Waterstones.
Francis Cleverdon, general manager of the original Hatchards store in Piccadilly, London, said: “We’re so proud to be coming to the heart of literary Gloucestershire for our third shop. We’ve been a centre of literary life for 225 years in London, with customers ranging from Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde to Virginia Woolf and William Boyd, and having the honour of holding the Royal Warrants since they were invented in the 1850s.
"Cheltenham has its own marvellous literary traditions, which we hope to reflect and expand with our books, our booksellers and our own literary heritage.”
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Hatchard's has expanded the space inside and furnished with wall-to-ceiling white bookcases, each with their own ladder. The downstairs of the shop is for the latest curated fiction, with some familiar names and some unfamiliar, while the upstairs is for non-fiction - with a cubby hole for every speciality.
This boutique feeling to the shop was not un-noticed by customers, some of whom remarked on their soft-touch Christmas decorations saying: "They're gorgeous, and aren't the ladders cute?"
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