Reporter Jonathan White
Steve & Denise Lawson of the Nantwich Bookshop and Coffee Lounge have temporarily closed their premises on High Street in Nantwich due to the Coronavirus crisis.
In recent weeks Steve Lawson has been delivering books via bicycle to people within a 15 mile radius of the store, as well as posting books further afield, to make sure people self-isolating still have books to read.
The business has now launched a new online shop within their existing website - https://www.nantwichbookshop.co.uk/ - which can be accessed on different types of device including computers, smartphones and tablets.
Books are available from a wide range of categories: art, audio, biography, child fiction, child - non-fiction, child - storybooks, child - toddlers, classics, craft/hobby, environment, educational, feminism, fiction, food/drink, gardening, general, history, humour, literary, local interest/authors, maps, military, mind/body/spirit, music, nature, poetry, religion, science/business/politics, sport, transport, travel, walking/outdoor, and young adult.
To order please visit https://www.nantwichbookshop.co.uk/ and click on the Shop link, choose your book(s), and pay via the secure PayPal online payments system.
Delivery is 1p to anywhere in the UK via Royal Mail, although Steve Lawson will still be delivering items on his bicycle within 15 miles of the shop.
Books can be sourced from numerous publishers, so if a specific book is not listed on the online shop, please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone: 01270 611665.
Books can also be ordered and paid for over the phone for those without Internet access.
Steve Lawson, of the Nantwich Bookshop and Coffee Lounge, said: “Thank you to everyone for their support over the past few weeks. I am still going to deliver by bicycle within the 15 mile radius. Unlike Gordon Ramsay, I have an official excuse for being so far from home and it gives Denise a break.“