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Nairn Bookshop backs initiative to promote reading for children

By Federica Stefani

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Nairn Bookshop.
Nairn Bookshop.

An independent bookshop in Nairn has joined an initiative to support the UK's largest reading charity.

After joining online retail platform for independent bookshops Bookshop.org last year, Nairn Bookshop will be among the retailers taking part to Read it Forward, a new collaboration between the portal and children charity BookTrust.

The initiative will see 10 per cent of all children’s books sales made in February by selected bookshops to go to the charity, which aims to support the youngest readers.

The initiative seeks to promote the love for books among young readers.
The initiative seeks to promote the love for books among young readers.

Samantha Holland, owner of Nairn Bookshop, said: “Our children’s section is very important to us, as kids need to read to have fun, as well as to develop reading skills and more.

"We bring in a wide range of titles, including in Gaelic and Scots, and are sharing recommendations throughout February, in store and online.”

Lizzie Catford, director of Children's Books at BookTrust, said: "We're thrilled to partner with Bookshop.org on the Read it Forward initiative, a wonderful opportunity for readers to make a meaningful impact. This collaboration not only supports independent bookshops, vital pillars of our literary community, but also contributes directly to our mission of fostering a love of reading among children, particularly those facing challenges.

"At BookTrust, we believe in the transformative power of shared reading, and the funds raised through this initiative will support our vital work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This wonderful partnership emphasises the collective strength of readers, booksellers, and charities in building a brighter reading future for all children."

More on Nairn Bookshop's selection can be found at nairnbooks.com and their Bookshop.org page.

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