Welcome to Mount Florida Books
Here's a little peek into what the bookshop looks like right now, it's a great space in a really wonderful area and I was thrilled to pick up the keys at the beginning of May. Right now it looks exactly how you'd expect it to look, which is a tattoo parlour. For the last 10 years Art by Zaz has been operating out of the space but took the decision to move out of the premises during lockdown. Apparently Zaz is still operating so if you were looking for some fresh ink I *think* Zaz can still be connected through the website.
As you can see it's going to take a lot of work to turn this into a beautiful bookshop with an events space so we'll be setting up a kickstarter to help us with the associated costs of getting Mount Florida Books up and running. We plan on taking down the dividing wall, making good the walls and floor, raising the ceiling and widening the doorway to enable wheelchair access. It's a big job but we're lucky to have help from a brilliant guy called Gary aka The Glasgow Joiner.
Keep your eyes peeled for more updates from us as the work starts and we look forward to welcoming you into the shop as soon as we're able to.