July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 by Richard Dawson
A Newcastle art gallery has announced a new collaboration with independent bookseller, Forum Books.
An award-winning bookshop based in a listed chapel in Corbridge, Northumberland, Forum Books now has a permanent stall at the Biscuit Factory.
The new bookshop, open daily throughout the summer, stocks more than 500 books, with titles on art, design, food, travel and fiction to choose from.
Rachel Brown, general manager of the Biscuit Factory, said: “It’s a delight to have Forum Books in the gallery. We’re proud to support a local business, to have another independent retailer in the Ouseburn and to add to our visitors’ experience, with an eclectic mix of titles, author talks and book events.”
Helen Stanton, owner of Forum Books, adds: “We’re more than a bit thrilled to extend our collaboration with the Biscuit Factory to a summer-long pop-up bookshop in the gallery, bringing the art of bookselling to Ouseburn and Newcastle.
“Look out for author events, indie exclusives, signed first editions and our signature hand-picked selection of beautiful books you hopefully won’t have seen anywhere else! Come and say hello and talk all things lit with one of our booksellers.”
The Biscuit Factory is also co-hosting some literary events with Forum Books, such as author talks with BBC news presented George Alagiah and Telegraph food writer and cookbook author Diana Henry.