Booming bookshop launches new app

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 February 2015

Bookshop app

Bookshop app

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BUSINESS is booming for Clevedon’s volunteer-run bookshop, with it set to launch a new mobile app for customers.

The Copse Road community bookshop, which celebrated its third birthday in December, has launched Readerware, which can be downloaded to any Apple or Android smart phone or tablet device.

For anyone who does not own a smart phone or tablet, the database can be accessed through a dedicated computer in the store.

Once the app has connected to the server, customers are able to view more than 12,000 books for sale, with more being added all the time. Once a customer has found a book they want they can phone the bookshop and a volunteer will reserve it for collection.

The launch coincides with significant progress in the bookshop’s internet sales after it recently bought a unit in Tweed Road Industrial Estate, which now houses thousands of books and acts as an internet sales depot.

With a dedicated team of volunteers constantly adding new books for sale online, the store has seen a dramatic increase in interest from customers, with orders flooding in from all over the UK.

Chloe Headdon, a bookshop volunteer, said: “We are incredibly excited about our new app, which we hope encourages customers to browse our database from home.

“With thousands of books available, both fiction and non-fiction, there really is something for everyone.”

For more information on Readerware visit www.clevedoncommunitybookshop.coop or call the shop on 01275 218318.


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