Dear all of you,
Hurley Books is undergoing a bit of a transformation. We are moving the warehouse into the rear of the shop and turning the front of the shop into a new bookshop. We are also re-launching our website so that you will find shopping online with us a bit easier.
The first noticeable effect is that the bricks and mortar shop will be closed all next week whilst we start moving stock around. Hurley Books online will go off the air for a few days, hopefully over the weekend. The following week, October 7th we hope to open but let’s be honest we will be moving around 10 000 books it may not go according to plan.
There will be a further shop closure when we start knocking things down but our carpenter has just torn his shoulder and as we would rather work with him we are happy to wait until he is fixed. This was due to happen next week but it can wait. What it does mean is that for a while the new layout will look a bit odd. Please bear with us.
There are obvious upsides and downsides to this. The shop will now open all year round as Steve or I will always be in managing the online operations, ordering will be faster, communications will be better and the range of items we sell will be vastly improved. The downside of this is that we will lose our lovely staff. Pauline will continue to run our weekends, Kim will no doubt still help out on high days and holidays and Jan will get to put her feet up for a bit. They, and previous staff have all been wonderful and we will miss them.
There’s no doubting that these are tricky times for bookshops but Hurley Books has always risen, like cream, to the top of any situation and I look forward to all your support and understanding over the next few months.