In Nottingham the Waterstones branch is in a tall building, and only a short walk from two tram stops and lots of bus routes, and with easy access to the railway station (for those travelling from further afield).
The Alan Sillitoe room is on the top floor of the building, and it's a popular venue for literary events, book signings/book launches, author events, workshops and more.
On Friday night it was the Nottingham launch party for the paperback of Cathy Bramley's The Lemon Tree Cafe.
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The launch was a mixture of invited guests, and other readers who had a ticket to attend. I was there with a few of the Belmont Belles.
A small glass of wine always goes well when you arrive...
Cathy was delightful, and her great sense of humour came over in her introduction.
She read an extract from the book, a scene between Rosie and her Nonna- her Italian grandmother who owns The Lemon Tree Cafe in "the rolling hills of Derbyshire". There were certainly moments of laughter and big smiles all
round during the reading.
Afterwards there was a long queue for the book signing, it nearly reached the back of the room.
It's good to be able to celebrate with friends and fellow authors, especially when it's a local venue.
And the cupcake was delicious too...