Portobello Bookstore in Edinburgh has introduced a SUBSCRIPTION service for book lovers.
“Porty by mail” each month features a fiction or non-fiction book along with an interview with the author in the accompanying booklet.
Gifts from other independent local businesses are also included in the package along with a bookmark and card.
The bookstore also hosts online events, giving subscribers access to Q&A sessions with authors and virtual book groups.
Beth Gorey, who co-ordinates the subscription service, said: “Reading is the perfect way to take a break from a busy life, a great way to relax, connect and share ideas, and a great way to recharge your batteries.
“It’s also just plain good fun, and our subscription service will open up a whole new world of writing that you might not otherwise discover.
“I love the idea of introducing readers to new writers that they then fall in love with and share with others.
“It’s like a personal recommendation, but one that goes further than immediate friends and family.”
Subscriptions for three, six or 12 months start from £19 plus postage.
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