February Bookshop of the Month

Griffin Books

Congratulations to Griffin Books in Penarth, South Wales who have been crowned Caboodle Bookshop of the Month for February. Having originally won back in 2017, Griffin Books have won a food and wine hamper for uploading new events and updates to Caboodle. These consist of a whole host of virtual author events (including Maggie O'Farrell and Alexander McCall Smith) and an update all about how they are currently trading. 


Mel, owner of the bookshop says, “We're delighted to be crowned Caboodle's Bookshop of the Month for the second time! We have continued to post our many online events and offers on Caboodle throughout lockdown. It's great to know that we're reaching an audience of book lovers and literary enthusiasts beyond our regular customers. Thank you Caboodle for continuing to support indie bookshops at a time when they need it more than ever."

Could your bookshop be next?

You could win a luxury food and wine hamperCaboodle is your one-stop-shop for local marketing, helping you communicate with thousands of booklovers – for free! Here's how you could win next month's Bookshop of the Month award and hamper:

    1. Log in to Caboodle
    2. Update your bookshop page with a photo and description
    3. Add your offers, such as discounts, freebies, events, children's offers, and updates

All offers will appear on the Caboodle, National Book TokensIndependent Bookshop Week and Books Are My Bag websites, and are emailed to Caboodlers near your bookshop.

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Previous Bookshops of the Month

Check out our winners from the past year.

 

January 2021

January 2021

Lindum Books
 

“I am delighted to be chosen as Caboodle Bookshop of the month for January – what a fantastic boost at the start of the year. I am looking forward to using Caboodle to promote my bookshop even more in the coming months.”

Devizes Books
December 2020

December 2020

Lindum Books
 

“Having Caboodle available to both promote our events and to keep our customers up to date with our services during lockdown has been invaluable.”

Lindum Books
November 2020

November 2020

Jo's Bookshop (Chingford)
 

“I love to use Caboodle when I can, it is very easy to upload events, updates or offers and is also a wonderful free resource for reaching people in the local area.”

Jo's Bookshop (Chingford)
October 2020

October 2020

Far From the Madding Crowd
 

“Caboodle is a brilliant tool which adds another layer of marketing and direct communication to customers, and it’s completely free!”

Far From the Madding Crowd
September 2020

September 2020

 

“We find Caboodle offers us a fantastic opportunity to reach book loving customers that might not yet know about us.”

Medina Books
August 2020

August 2020

 

“Caboodle has been a great way to promote my special offers, it’s easy to use, the dashboard is clear and it’s good to see how many customers are viewing them.”

The Book Lounge
July 2020

July 2020

 

“We are very pleased to be crowned as Caboodle Bookshop of the Month! We have been aware of Caboodle as part of the National Book Token network, and began to use this as a way to reach current and potential customers.”

The Book Vault
June 2020

June 2020

 

“Caboodle is a fantastic resource for readers and a great platform for sharing what we are up to and encouraging everyone to support their local indie.”

Atkinson-Pryce Books
May 2020

May 2020

 

"While we are unable to trade normally, Caboodle means that our offers reach a wider audience at a time when it's essential to maintain as high a profile as possible. We would recommend all booksellers use Caboodle.

Gwisgo Bookworm
April 2020

April 2020

 

"Caboodle is a great way of giving people who have got a National Book token an added extra! The offers can encourage customers to spend their book token in your shop, which is what we all want.

J & G Innes Ltd
March 2020

March 2020

 

"Using Caboodle is very incredibly easy and it’s good to know that Caboodlers can access a one-stop shop for information, competitions and reader rewards.”

The Book Fayre
February 2020

February 2020

The Book Shop
 

"Our shop is 87 years old this year and I have been trying desperately to put the shop on the map and Caboodle gave me the perfect platform for that."

The Book Shop
January 2020

January 2020

 

"We love using Caboodle and always make sure that our events are uploaded onto the site so that they reach as many book fans as possible."

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