People rallied around an independent bookshop that tweeted asking for help
Imagined Things bookshop in Harrogate tweeted saying times were tough – and people came through.
An independent bookshop in Harrogate has experienced an outpouring of support after tweeting that times were tough.
Imagined Things in North Yorkshire sent a message asking for sales after only taking £12.34 in a day.
The request was then retweeted more than 4,000 times, with the public and authors alike backing the shop.
They said: “We only took £12.34 today… If anyone was thinking about buying a book now would be a great time… We’d be very grateful for your support.”
We only took £12.34 today😔...if anyone was thinking about buying a book now would be a great time! Things have been tough recently - today the worst day ever. A card,a book,anything makes a huge difference to a small business like ours. We'd be very grateful for your support.— ImaginedThings Books (@ImaginedThings) June 25, 2018
The shop is owned by Georgia Duffy, who quit her job as a radiographer at the Harrogate District Hospital to launch Imagined Things in 2017.
Imagined Things became the first independent bookshop in Harrogate in nearly 20 years.
This has inspired me to start buying from small businesses much more , stuff the on line mega companies . Faceless and not real people . Will order a book very soon— PG1964 (@PG1964Nov) June 25, 2018
As well as offers to buy and order books from the shop, a number of authors expressed their desire to give readings and events.
I went to Harrogate for my "treat yo'self" day this year & spent a lot of time in this lovely bookstore. Thought it was wonderful. You really should go & buy something if you're visiting/live in Harrogate! (One of my items was a glow in the dark construction site book - v cool!) https://t.co/w0u97lNZD4— Han Preston (@Han_Preston_) June 25, 2018
Books are AMAZING and IMPORTANT and WONDERFUL and make the world a better, kinder place. So please please please support your local bookshop. https://t.co/huD9E9mWwF— Tim Weaver (@TimWeaverBooks) June 26, 2018
The bookshop said: “The biggest thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We appreciate it so much.”
The biggest thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We appreciate it so much 😊 you're all brilliant!— ImaginedThings Books (@ImaginedThings) June 25, 2018
Imagined Things is now attempting to create a website where people can buy books online after the enormous response it has received since going viral.