The Bookshop Book is this year’s official Books Are My Bag book. How did you feel when you heard this news?
I’d met Meryl Halls – who runs Independent Booksellers Week – before, and we’d discussed doing something together in the future. Earlier this year we met up for coffee and had a chat. The Bookshop Book, which I was writing at the time, seemed to be the perfect match for their BAMB campaign. We knew it would be silly not to team up, so we had a chat with Constable (my publishers), and off we went!