Well, it’s only been a week since we unleashed The Last Bookshop onto YouTube and it’s notched up over 2,000 views already. Thank you to everyone who has taken 20 minutes to watch it. And especially those who have then gone on to like it, share it, tweet it, blog it and generally chat about it online. You’ve made our week, you really have.
I’ve gathered together a small taster of the generous feedback we have so far received.
Wormwoodiana described the film as “understated and wistful” before comparing it to one of my favourite childhood authors E.Nesbit – a huge compliment.
The wittily-titled Shelf Awareness newsletter featured us as “Short Film of the Day”
Meanwhile, the Tolkien Collectors Guide encouraged viewers to watch out for The Hobbit (but perhaps haven’t yet noticed that The Fellowship of the Ring has a cameo as well!)
MR Books himself, Mark Richardson, gave his thoughts from the perspective of one of the shops actually featured in the film, over at the Tonbridge Blog.
And the film’s composer Owen Hewson has blogged about his experiences banging his head against a piano until the score came out over on the Arlet blog.
Before we knew what had happened, the Huffington Post were featuring the film in their books section, describing it as “an affectionate look at how we might forget the art of physical books, but their power will never disappear.”
Twitter is bursting with tweets about the film. This is a tiny selection…
So there you have it. We are just beyond delighted with how the film is going down. It means a lot to receive such heartfelt feedback. And above all, we are very happy to be doing our bit to champion bookshops everywhere.