One of The Last Bookshop’s filming locations (MR. Books in Tonbridge) has closed its doors in the last few days. But fear not, owner Mark Richardson has opened up a brand new MR. Books just round the corner!
The original shop leapt out at us during our location scouting last year for its cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Under the glow of angle-poise lamps, shelves heaved with Beano annuals and hardbacks, while tucked in the corner Mark sat at a desk, scouring the Internet for stock and blogging his thoughts.
Mark describes the new shop as much brighter and more modern, and quite unlike the original, but promises “I’ll do my best to mess it up given time.”
If readers need an excuse to head to Tonbridge to visit the new MR. Books shop, what more do you need than The Flame, a film event taking place on Sunday 17th June as part of Tonbridge Arts Festival. Rumour has it that a certain bookish film will be screened at that very event…
We wish Mark the very best of luck for the future of MR. Books on Tonbridge High Street!
MR. Books can now be found at 142 High St. Tonbridge, TN9 1BB