Opening A Bookshop

The idea of opening a bookshop had been in my head for around 9 months. Back then, I’d perhaps committed 50% to it in my head and started learning about how it all works. The key was finding a space in my town for it to live, for a good part…

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10 Things To Do In Jedburgh

When we first moved to Jedburgh, it felt like we were on holiday. Learning the places to go and the things to see was part of the fun of moving somewhere new as a family.  We’ve since learnt Jedburgh can be the kind of place people stop off for a break…

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World Book Day

Things don't always go to plan. Our original plan was for Heron & Willow to open on World Book Day but alas, it wasn't to be. There are plenty of bookshops in the Scottish Borders for you to visit and explore and enjoy the day, but what we have done is…

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Yes! I am opening a bookshop…

Upon hearing the news, most people respond with a combination of raised eyebrows, grins and mild squeals of excitement. And then comes the question; why a bookshop…? I expect every person who has ever opened a bookshop has a different answer but - hopefully - has a shared passion for books.…

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