If you are down Galloway way, you can now get your very own copy of Good Morning, by Charlie Gracie at the Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet.
The Bakehouse is an excellent centre, run by then reknowned poet, writer and director Chrys Salt and her husband Richard. They do so much there to support a thriving literary scene.
You can buy Good Morning from this website using PayPal ….
The number of outlets to buy Good Morning is increasing all the time. It includes:
- King’s Bookshop, Callander
- Berrydin Books, Berwick, England
- tell it slant – poetry bookshop run within The Project Cafe, Renfrew Street, Glasgow
- The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet
- The Four Masters Bookshop, Donegal Town, Ireland
- Good Press, Saint Margaret’s Place, Glasgow
- Hillbillies Bookshop, Gairloch, Wester Ross
- Kesley’s Bookshop, Haddington
- Aye Aye Books, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
- West Mosside Centre, Thornhill, Stirling
- An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
- The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
- Resonate Arts House, Alloa
- The Village Store, Thornhill, Stirling
- The Emporium Bookshop, Cromarty
- Kilmadock Development Trust and Information Centre, Doune, Stirling
- Waterstones, Stirling
The range of superb shops and other outlets selling Good Morning by Charlie Gracie and other brilliant poetry is increasing all the time: follow this link to get more updated information.
West Moss-side ran out of copies of my poetry collection, Good Morning, last week as Forth Valley Open studios ended on Sunday. An emergency trip was required to save the day.
A wonderful range of painting, printing, jewellery-making and other art was on display and, as usual, the standard was beautifully high.
Kate Sankey runs West Moss-side as a mixed traditional organic farm and a high-quality venue for group meetings, seminars, educational visits, craft workshops, staff away days and training events.
You can stay there too, in one of Kate’s West Moss-side yurts. Check it out! It’s great!!
You can now buy my poetry collection, Good Morning, at the wonderful Four Masters Bookshop in the Diamond in Donegal Town.
The shop, run by a lovely woman called Joan, is a thriving place and I am proud that this is the first shop in Ireland to sell the book.
Glasgow bookshop Good PressÂ is aÂ space to support the promotion, production and sale of independent publications. On top of that, they run artists’ projects which rotate on a monthly basis, as well as residencies, external projects, talks and other events. It now sells Good Morning.
Good Press, founded by Matthew and Jess, is a place full of creative energy. You can find it at 5 St. Margaret’s Place,Â down near the old Briggat.
I’ve broken into England!! Good Morning is now stocked in the excellent Berrydin Books in Berwick. The shop sells second hand books, books (like mine) from independent publishers and art work. Roderick, who runs the shop, is an artist living in Northumberland and a lovely fella.
You can also get Good Morning in Haddington. Simon runs Kesley’s Bookshop. The place is great, with a magic wee coffee shop and some great poetry books for sale.
And … if that wasn’t enough … the brilliant wee diner The Blue Chair at the bottom of Glasgow’s High Street has a copy of Good Morning for customers to leaf through. In fact, you might find several other cafes about the country with copies of the book that you can read while eating your coffee and pancakes. By the way,Â Lorelle’s pancakes in The Blue Chair are the total berries!!
My poetry collection, Good Morning, published by diehard,
has now been re-printed for the second time.
The 2015 version boasts a clever shift to blue, thanks, again to Clydeside Press
If you have not managed to link in with tell it slant, Ellen McAteer’s poetry bookshop, check out the fb page.
You can also now buy the book in Aye Aye Books, based inÂ the wonderful Centre for Contemporary Arts at the top of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow and run by Martin Vincent.
A short review of the collection in the latest edition of Northwords Now.
Guest reviewer Lesley Harrison writes:
“Charlie Gracieâ€™s poems aim to capture the clear, tender moments of beauty around us â€“ how rain brings light with it, the warp and weft of a single-track road, Tam oâ€™ Shanter at bedtime. Good Morning (diehard, 2010) is a quiet celebration of life and living:
â€œand even when the sunshine bakes us / the rain is only hiding / smirring off the surface of the sea /gathering its breath / for the big Heave Hoâ€.”
“Good Morning” was published in September 2010 by Diehard Press.
“Charlie Gracie’s poems are quiet and clear, in love with nature and all of the possibilities of being human and alive.Â As refreshing as a cool drink of Scottish water on a warm summer’s day.” Alan Bissett
“‘Charlie Gracie’s poems give voice to the quiet moments in life, delicately observed and tenderly described.” Magi Gibson
Go to Diehard Press to buy a copy or contact me directly via this website