We dedicated a page on the @lovehernehill blog to bring you news and updates from independent shops in Herne Hill that were affected by the flood. This update is one of both encouraging and exciting news, please read on………
Dear Herne Hill,
It has been four weeks since the flood that had such a dramatic impact on Herne Hill. Things are now slowly returning to normal for some, but a walk down Half Moon Lane shows the reality all the businesses in the area are dealing with.
The shop has now been completely stripped out and the drying machines are in. Later this week, our electrician will arrive to rewire the property and rebuilding will begin. While the builders are hard at work, we are busy planning the new and improved interior for Tales on Moon Lane and we hope you all love what we come up with. We’re hoping to be up and running again in time for October Half Term, when we will celebrate with a week packed full of events to welcome you back to the shop.
We had a number of authors due to appear at the shop throughout September but have had to postpone most of these until we re-open. Happily, Gerty’s Gumballs @gertygumballs has very kindly offered to help us out with our visit from Oliver Jeffers @oliverjeffers. Oliver will be signing copies of his new picture book The Day the Crayons Quit, at Gerty’s Gumballs from 4.30pm on Monday 16th September. Excitedly, The Day The Crayons Quit is now a #1 New York Times best seller!
Thank you again to all our wonderful customers for your good wishes, support and offers of help. It has been a trying few weeks but knowing how much you all want us to be up and running again has definitely kept us going.
In the meantime, you can join us at Herne Hill Market @hernehillmkt every Sunday from 10am til 4pm. We will have a range of our favourite titles from Board Books to Teen and the best of the new titles that are publishing this autumn. If we don’t have the book you are looking for at the market, we will be happy to order it for you.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best wishes from,
Tamara, George, Leah, Tereze & the rest of the team xxx’