Local author kicks off Independent Booksellers’ Week

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Paul Duffy, the editor of ‘One Island: Many Voices’, the contemporary story of Bute’s archaeology, got Independent Booksellers’ Week off to a fascinating start at local bookshop Print Point with a short talk and signing session on Saturday morning.

Paul, who until last summer was the archaeology project manager with the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme, and who now runs his own company specialising in the island’s archaeology and heritage, told his audience: “Nothing is fixed forever – where we are now is not where we were 50, two hundred or four hundred years ago.

“I’m entirely convinced that Bute is on the cusp of another very substantial rise – a lot of positive things have happened, such as Discover Bute and the Townscape Heritage Initiative, and there are a lot of positive people working in many different spheres at the moment.

“I think in the next ten or 15 years or so we might well see Bute really starting to take off again.”

Independent Booksellers’ Week concludes this Saturday, July 6, when Lisa O’Donnell visits Print Point to sign copies of her new book, Closed Doors.