It's our first Friday. Already this morning two girls have been in to photograph the shop, a couple came in looking for Brown Book which is all about the cultural influence of the Arab world (it's due in any day now), a woman came in to buy two magazines with stitched spines (Article and Foam), a man bought Elephant as a present, we've had some good conversations (including one about just how good these magazines smell) and played some cool music. And we have only been open for an hour. I like it.
Saturday 6th December, 1100. Beth has the technology working and Edie is documenting the day. 1200: Still painting shelves and no boxes opened. 1400: Waiting for paint to dry. no magazines on shelves. 1500: We open the boxes that have been arriving and the first magazine goes on a shelf. 1530: The shelves are not full but a lovely woman comes through the door and says she would like to buy something, is that alright? 1531: We look at each other and decide that this means we have officially opened. For the rest of the day and on Sunday afternoon nice people come in the shop to browse, talk and buy. Feels very good. Thanks every one. A few shots here, more to come.
Rob and Adie are doing some outstanding work for us getting the store ready. We are on target to open on Saturday December 6th. Can't wait.
Saw this in a London street. Magazines and coffee have always gone together. If there is such a thing as 'Obsessive Magazine Disorder', we have that, too.
We have had fantastic help from so many people in Brighton as we get magazinebrighton ready. These shops, especially, have given us so much time and patience answering what must have seemed to be dumb questions. We've had tons of advice, too, about their experiences of opening their own shops. Please go and visit them. We're not sure that magazinebrighton will be this stylish on opening, but we'll do our best to match their inspiration. Thanks to everyone who has helped us.