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Possible new outlet for Stonewylde books

Postby Beantighe » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:42 pm

My best friend Claire is about to set up shop in a craft unit at Cockington Court near Torquay selling handmade soaps and creams. It's like a charity-funded small business for local people. She has just told me that they are allowed to sell 10% other products in their shop, and she would love to stock Stonewylde books. The shop is due to open later this month, so MrB, please could you advise? Unfortunately Claire can't come online herself as her computer is bust at the mo, so I'm posting this for her.

Cockington is a chocolate-box little village on the outskirts of Torquay, and dates back to the Domesday Book. There are extensive, beautifully-laid out grounds, which you can tour by horse-drawn wagon. There is a tea-room in the Court, and a pub called The Drum which serves meals. There are many craft workshops in the court itself, which include a pottery, quiltmaking, an artist's studio, a jeweller's (my hand-made wedding ring came from there) a glassblower's, a blacksmith, a woodcarver and now Claire's natural home-made soaps, which I can personally vouch for - it's some of the creamiest soap I've ever tried, and all made with natural essential oils and other ingredients! Of course, Cockington is a great tourist attraction, especially in the summer, and I think the Stonewylde books would go down a storm, especially with Claire doing the hard sell, lol! (I don't think she'd let people leave without buying them! :wink: )

What do you and Kit think, MrB?

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Postby sea sprite » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:53 am

Cockington Court is lovely-I attended a friend's wedding there a couple of years ago. We didn't get a chance to look around much though. It would be nice to go back :)

It would be great if your friend could sell the books. The soaps sound gorgeous too :D
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Postby solsticedreamer » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:24 pm

ohh it sounds lovely :)

another place to add to my list of places to go when swampy is not so involved in club activites...one day i will get to go where i want to :wink:
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Postby Beantighe » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:46 am

Do let me know if you're ever down this way, hon - Torquay is only 10 miles down the road from me, if you'd like to meet up and have a wander round!

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Postby Sujee » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:30 pm

Sounds a lovely place - would rather be there than here at work..... :wink:
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Postby Beantighe » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:28 pm

Just to let peeps know that Claire phoned me today to say she has just been given permission to stock Stonewylde books in her shop, which is due to open in mid-July. Now we need to know what to do from here.

MrB, please could you advise?

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Postby mrb » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:39 pm

Hi Beantighe,

great news! We always like to hear of new outlets. We have a list of distributors for the Stonewylde series. Could you please ask Claire to contact Kit by clicking on the email link on the Stonewylde website? We have a number of distributors and Kit will be able to advise the most suitable one.

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Postby Beantighe » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:03 pm

Cheers, MrB! I'll be seeing Claire this Tuesday, so I'll tell her then. She's back online now, her computer's been fixed! Hooray!

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Postby kit » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:56 am

So sorry Beantighe that I only just found this. As you know I've been offline for some months what with one thing and another, but here I am now. I don't recall ever hearing from Claire, so did anything come of this? I realise that I've missed all sorts of summer opportunities now due to my summer hibernation, but maybe we can catch some winter/Christmas/Yule opportunities? If anyone knows of any small outlets that would like to sell the books, do let me know. Best as Mr B says to contact me direct via the link on the Stonewylde website. I do check those e mails several times a day!

Cornmother was great in introducing me to a lovely craft shop in Wales and the lady there took some copies of the books, which was fantastic. So if anyone does have any ideas for future outlets, even if they're only one offs, let me know please. One of the distributors we use is called Counter Culture and they specialise in supplying alternative type stockists (such as Mercury Rising who do many festivals in the South West, and Green Man Gallery who do the same, as well as all the shops in Glastonbury, etc). Pete Gotto who owns and runs Counter Culture is a lovely guy, and completely Stonewylded himself. He offers good terms to retailers and an excellent delivery service (far better than the big distributors we have to use for outlets like Waterstones etc). So if anyone's interested in selling Stonewylde books I can put them in touch with Counter Culture.

If anyone wanted to sell the cards or T-shirts they'd need to come direct to me. The cards do sell very well at craft fairs, so perhaps any of you who know people with stalls could mention this? I'm happy to send people a sample and offer good discount, as the whole point of the greetings cards is to spread the word.

Thanks Beantighe and everyone else who's been looking for new outlets - this is just exactly what we need!
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