Woods in the Books
Posted on November 7, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Woods in the Books

Best Bookshop Awards

1ST PRIZE
BEST KIDS BOOKSHOP
IN SINGAPORE
THANKS — WE WILL MISS YOU

When visitors notice this sign in the bookshop, usually the first thing they ask, in surprise and perhaps a little worry, is “Are you moving?”

Or: “Are you closing down?”

Actually, we are not! This handmade letter was a parting gift from a family who was leaving Singapore at the time. If you look closely, you’ll see the names of each member of the family signed in red around the carefully stamped letters.

Yesterday, a new and exciting thing happened…

As she was paying for her purchases, a customer said to us, “You have such a lovely shop. Did I see somewhere that you won an award for best bookshop?”

At first, we didn’t know what she meant.

Then we realised that she must have seen the letter that so many have asked us about. ‘BEST KIDS BOOKSHOP’ had lingered in her mind as she’d browsed through the shop!

“Well,” she said, after we had explained how we had come to receive this handmade award, “You have my vote too!”

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