Yes, I know it would mean that I would run the risk of bumping into that Morgan woman every now and then, but it would also mean that I could apply for the job of managing the Edinburgh Bookshop, the latest creation of Fidra Books’ growing business empire.
I could be entirely wrong here, but I bet that the good people at Fidra are not necessarily looking for someone with years of retail experience. I’m guessing that enthusiasm, positivity, computer savvy, marketing brilliance and a familiarity with Facebook and blogging and books and bookish people would be of more interest. And I know that lots the people who read my blog fit that description well.
If you’re wondering what good a job in a bookshop would do you just take a look at Fidra’s reputation, and consider what their past employees have gone on to do (the Orange Prize website might be a good place to start).
Let me know if you apply, and good luck to you all.