What would you like to know?
I knew I wanted it to be a pun, I wanted the name of my book shop to be a pun. I'm not sure if I am ever going to be grown up enough to run a bookshop but I am perfectly millennial enough to make a website.
My first dog's name was Max and he was a labrador-retriever, whenever I went outside he would run frantically up to you and then suddenly away to 'retrieve' something for you, like a ball or a flower pot. He had to bring you something because that's how excited he was to see you. That is how I feel in a book shop, every time someone walks in I want to retrieve a book for them. Max was also who I first wrote for, he was my muse and my audience and my best friend, he was a very good boy.
This website is so I can spread my kid's book 'expertise' a little more widely, I want to shout it from the top of a mountain because I want every kid to find their book. That one book that will make them love reading, that one book that will show them the wonders of what it is to be human, the wonders of the world, that one book. There are so many books and books are the greatest weapons we will ever have to fight life.
All my love,
Sam & Max