I’ve interviewed many people for the podcast in the past and one of my questions used to be “if Ramsbottom is missing anything, what is it?”.
More than one person in the past had said that Ramsbottom is missing “a bookshop”.
The business person in me has always told myself that a bookshop in this day and age is not viable with the competition of online and the decline in usage and funding of our local libraries.
Possibly I was wrong?
I just read an article on Positive News that states independent book shops opening has grown for the second year after being in decline for 20 years.
What do you think? Do you think a bookshop in Ramsbottom could not only survive, but thrive amongst our cafés, restaurants and coffee shops?
I did list a number of places you can find books in Ramsbottom, but outside of the library, none of them are dedicated to books.