Tweet saves store that earned Dh58 in one day

Tweet saves store that earned Dh58 in one day

The storeowner didn't expect her tweet to go viral.



By Web Report

Published: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 2:39 PM

A desperate tweet posted by an independent bookshop owner about the 'worst' sale day turned out to be a sort of a saviour for her business. 
Georgia Duggy, who owns Imagined Things bookshop in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, turned to Twitter when she made only £12 (Dh58) in a day.
She wrote: "We only took £12.34 today. If anyone was thinking about buying a book now would be a great time! Things have been tough recently - today was the worst day ever. A card, a book, anything makes a huge difference to a small business like ours. We'd be very grateful for your support."
After tweeting, she left it at that, expecting little. But something phenomenal happened after that.

Her post was seen by thousands of people, with over 4,000 sharing it and 5,000 liking it, a Mirror report pointed out.
Georgia was flooded with a tsunami of orders and the shop saw a booming sales. 
She told BBC: "I never expected the post to go viral and to get such a response. So many people have been in touch with me, sending messages, people placing orders and others just giving us donations, it's been amazing."
What's more, author Alison Pearson also contacted Georgia and offered to give a reading at her store. A thrilled Georgia said it was a "lovely idea" and she is hoping to make it happen.
Imagined Things, which was inaugurated in Westminster Arcade in July 2017, is the first independent bookshop to open in Harrogate in over two decades.


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