Join author Dr Julie Bounford as she talks about her new book on the history of one of Cambridge's most famous businesses and 'the bookshop that is known all over the world': Heffers.
This Book Is About Heffers: William Heffer started his bookselling and stationery business in 1876. By the 20th century it had become a Cambridge institution & in 2016 the bookselling name celebrates its 140th anniversary. This is the story of Heffers' bookselling, publishing, stationery & printing, enriched by the recollections of former employees, customers & authors; further enhanced by a fascinating personal collection of photographs, press cuttings & other 'memorabilia' of the firm's activities gathered by the late Winifred Anstee and others. Besides the day-to-day activities of the business & working at the firm, the collection covers staff outings, Heffers family occasions & other key events, some unexpected, dating back to the early 20th century.
Julie Bounford hails from a Cambridge stock of booksellers, bakers and bedders. Her great-grandfather Frederick Anstee worked for Heffers for forty-seven years. Her great-aunt, great-grandmother and mother's cousin also worked for the firm. Julie has fond memories of frequenting the Heffers Children's Bookshop where each week she would spend her pocket money on a paperback.
The book will be available to purchase at the event, as well as reproductions of some historic Heffers goods!
Tickets for this event are priced at £3.50 each (inc. VAT) and can be purchased through this page, by calling 01223 463214 or in person at Heffers bookshop.