Books are the true saviors! Like, everytime.
At least that’s what Georgia Duffy from Harrogate in England will believe from now on.
The owner of an independent book shop Imagined Things Books in her picturesque town, had a rather off day in sales as she could mint only £12.34 on Monday.
The 28 year old owner of the just about a year old bookstore tweeted out in a desperate plea to win back her customers, and her appeal on social media elicited a warm response.
We only took £12.34 today😔…if anyone was thinking about buying a book now would be a great time! Things have been tough recently – today the worst day ever. A card,a book,anything makes a huge difference to a small business like ours. We’d be very grateful for your support.
— ImaginedThings Books (@ImaginedThings) June 25, 2018
Retweeted by almost 4000 people in a heartwarming show of support, the post indeed generated phenomenal response, and Duffy was ecstatic with the frenzy it generated with people reaching out to her with orders or even just for donations.
Tried to reply to as many people as possible but you’re all amazing and there’s just so many coming in!! 😁So sorry if we haven’t responded to you yet if you’re wanting to order. We will get back to you ASAP.We’ll get right back on it tomorrow! But now must sleep… amazing day! pic.twitter.com/4qOeeB8wsY
— ImaginedThings Books (@ImaginedThings) June 26, 2018
That apart, author and newspaper columnist Allison Pearson also offered to give a reading at the story and while the owner is obviously grateful, she has not been able to reply to Pearson owing to how maniacally things have turned up post the social media support.