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January 2011 - Facebook

We’re now on Facebook! Click here to go the page, and ‘Like’ us to become a follower and be kept up to date.


January 2011 - In the News

Our Top 10 recommendations have been featured in The Independent on Sunday’s ‘Hit List!’


December 2010 - Late Night Shopping

On Thursday 2nd December we’ll be opening late, right up until 8pm. Join us and kick start your Christmas shopping!


December 2010 - Extended Opening Hours

Right up until Christmas we will be open each Sunday from 12noon till 4pm, AND will be opening early on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm!


November 2010 - Holidays

From October 27th to November 5th inclusive we’ll be closed for our holidays! But we’ll be back on November 6th - all rested, relaxed and ready for the Christmas rush! See you then!


October 2010 - New Local Book

Matt Steele: Architect is now available in the shop. A fantastic book about a great local architect!


October 2010 - Best 50 Bookshops!

We’re been listed as one of The Independent’s Best 50 Bookshops in the UK! We’re over the moon to be included with such wonderful bookshops up and down the country.


September 2010 - Events Galore!

In September we celebrate the Bo’ness Hillclimb Revival, Big Roman Week, and BRAAS Real Ale Festival’s 10th anniversary!


August 2010 - Back to School

Remember to stock up on all your ‘Back To School’ needs - from Primary School dictionaries and ABC books, to history and science texts for High school and university. Make sure you’re organised for the first day back!!


July 2010 - Funny in Falkirk

We’re selling tickets for the two Bo’ness events in the shop on 31st July and 1st August. Pop in to get your tickets before they’re all gone!


June 2010 - Fair Day

Happy Fair Day! Our Fair cards are available to buy and be personalised now. Make sure you have yours! And, don’t forget we’ll be closed on Friday June 25th so we can enjoy the Fair Day ourselves!


June 2010 - Father’s Day

Remember your Dad this Father’s Day! Pop in for a card or gift.


May 2010 - Victorian Street Fair

We’re open on Sunday 31st of May again this year to take in all the fun of the Victorian Street Fair. Remember to come into town and see the Fair yourself!


April 2010 - Easter

We’ve some great Easter books for the kids as well as some grown up books on springtime decoration tips!


March 2010 - World Book Day

Join the festivities! We’re stocking all the WBD £1 books and have some brilliant bookmark artwork from the pupils of Bo’ness Public Primary School on display!


February 2010 - Valentine’s Day

We’ve some great cards and gifts available for your loved ones...


January 2010 - January Sale!

We don’t do sales very often which means that when we do, we really go to town! Pop in for a nosey round our sale items.


December 2009 - Merry Christmas!

We’d like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


November 2009 - New stuff!

We’ve some great new books and products in the shop in time for Christmas. Check out the blog postings here, here, and here for details!


September - November 2009 - Book of the Film!

For the Hippodrome’s upcoming film season we’re proud to tie in with a Book of the Film offer... Check out the blog or the Hippodrome programme for details!


September 2009 - Italian Week!

September sees Bo’ness in full Roman mode with an Italian Market in town, and a series of Roman themed events at the Hippodrome and Kinneil House. We’re even getting in on the act with our Italian related books!


April 2009 - Happy Birthday to us!

It’s Inkspot & Silverleaf’s first birthday this month! (Our first year has just flown by!) We’d like to say a big thank you to all our wonderful customers who’ve supported us in this first year... Here’s to next year.. and the next...


April 2009 - Hippodrome Opening!

To celebrate the opening of the Bo’ness Hippodrome this easter, we’ve some great movie books in stock now - see our feature window!


March 2009 - World Book Day!

We now have in stock the full range of £1 World Book Day books! So if you are lucky enough to have one of the WBD £1 tokens, come along to the shop before March 29th to spend it!


February 2009 - Bo’ness Local History Books

We now have two new local history publications in the shop - Bo’ness Coal Pits details the history of the coal mining industry in the area, whilst Hard as Nails is an account of the Home Guard in Falkirk District and includes information about the involvement of Bo’ness and it’s people.


January 2009 - Happy New Year!

After a well earned rest, the shop is back open again, and looking forward to a prosperous 2009. We wish our customers and friends all the best for the new year ahead!


December 2008 - Sons O’ Brass!

Hardback copies of Sons O’ Brass are now available in the shop. Photographs from the launch are online in ‘About Us’ with more to follow soon!


December 2008 - Merry Christmas!

Only a few shopping days left! Remember to get your book orders in early to guarantee delivery for Christmas!


12/12/2008 - Book Launch!

We’re pleased to host the launch of ‘Sons O’ Brass’ by Val McKay. A great new book on the history of Bo’ness and Carriden Brass Band. Copies available in the shop priced £10.


November 2008 - Get your tickets!

Tickets are now on sale for The Barony Players’ production of The Ghost Train. The show runs from December 2nd - 6th and tickets are priced just £7 (£5 concessions). For full details see the blog here or their website here.


29/11/08 - Reindeer Visit Bo’ness!

The famous Aviemore Reindeer will be visiting Bo’ness on Saturday 29th November - pop in to town and see them... and us!


15/11/08 - Christmas Lights Switch On

The Bo’ness Christmas lights are being switched on on Saturday 15th November - with a Peter Pan theme!


October 2008 - Cheque it Out!

We’re taking part in the Cheque It Out scheme - remember to ask for your ticket when you next buy something from the shop - you could win £100 to spend at any of the participating shops!


October 2008 - Cast Your Vote!

Don’t forget you have until October 15th to cast your vote for the Independent Booksellers’ Book Prize! Pick up a voting form in the shop today!


26/09/08 - In the News!

We’re in the news again! This week we’re on the front page of the Bo’ness Journal along with Val from Pebbles Jewellery in an article about our businesses being shortlisted for the Falkirk Herald Business Awards.


12/09/08 - Awards!

We always talk of books that have been shortlisted for awards, but now we’re on the shortlist for one ourselves! Its for Best Company Website / Ecommerce in the Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2008. The winner will be announced in November and of course we’ll keep you posted on how we do!



August 2008 - Schools accounts are now available!

New term, new books, new bookshop account! If you’d like your school to get great discounts on every order of books as well as fantastic delivery options and first rate services from us then get in touch! We’d love to hear from any schools interested in opening an account with us!



1st - 8th July ‘08 - Independent Booksellers Week!

We hope you Love Your Local Bookshop! We’re taking part in this year’s Independent Booksellers Week and look forward to seeing you in the shop for it!



15/06/08 - Bookseller + Publisher!

This month we’ve had our ‘Bookseller Diary’ featured in Bookseller + Publisher magazine in Australia! We’re going global!



22/05/08 - Lothian Life!

We’re in the news again this week! Click here to read the article on Inkspot & Silverleaf in Lothian Life magazine.



02/05/08 - The Bookseller Revisited!

Following on from last week’s short news feature, this week we (briefly!) review two beauty books in The Bookseller.



26/4/08 - The Bookseller!

In this week’s edition of The Bookseller magazine, Inkspot & Silverleaf is featured in a short news article!



19/4/08 - Opening Weekend!    

On Saturday April 19th, Inkspot & Silverleaf finally opens its doors! To celebrate we have great discounts, special offers, competitions and more in store. Visit us on Saturday, Sunday or Monday to take advantage of our great opening deals and find out more about what we’ll be up to in the coming months!



11/4/08 - Local News!


Inkspot & Silverleaf is profiled in a short editorial feature in the Bo’ness Journal and the Linlithgow Gazette! Pick up your copy to find out more!

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