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  1. Unable to get to us but want to know what Betty's Books Bookshop here at 30 Queen Street looks like? You can take a virtual tour via our YouTube video here. 

    We are in the very early stages of the bookshop so far so expect many more exciting book related updates to come soon. 

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    The much awaited Airfix kits restock has arrived, thank you for all waiting so paitently for these, we've been waiting a long time but we finally have more kits in store and ready for you.

    Some that we requested we unavailable so if you were waiting on a particular one please give us a call before making a special trip we would hate for you to be dissapointed. If you can though i would highly recommend coming in for a browse as this is just some of the fantastic new kits that have arrived for our Hobby area of the shop. 

    We look forward to seeing you soon. 


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    Opening hours have always been a hot topic in Seaton, to make our decition for our soon to be amended opening hours we would like your feedback. 

    We currently open 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am till 2.30pm on Saturdays. Those are our 'opening hours' though you will have noticed than on occasion i am able to stay open later when my children are happy and don't need my attention! As we run the business soley ourselves with no staff we want to ensure we have a healthy work/life balance and don't want our children to feel like they are missing our on time spent with us. 

    As our children are getting older now and require less full time attention moving forward in September it is likely that we will be able to extend our hours, initially two days a week then depending on how our children feel possibly the whole week. 

    Which two days a week would you like to see us open later?

    What time would you like us to stay open until? 4pm? 5.30pm? 

    Do you feel it would be helpful for us to open earlier? 9am for example? 

    Obvoiusly any changes we make will need to be financially viable so us being able to keep the extended opening hours will require the support of you our lovely customers which is why we are asking for your opinion.  

    We look forward to hearing your views. 

  4. We've had a shop front makeover! (yes, another one! It's a slow but worthwhile process) 

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    We were closed on Monday 12th July so that we could have the inside front display window converted from a low level display to a raised display bar. This is just the first step in our plan to making the inside of 30 Queen Street the perfect place for those who love art and books to visit.

    This isn't the end of our refurb plans either, we've got more plans in the pipeline. Last year we focused on making the outside front smarter; adding the planter, re-painting the black woodwork and having the shop info put on the windows. This year our focus is on the inside of the shop making it as spacious and open plan as possible, in the hope this will give you our customers the best possible shopping experience. 

    We want to say a big thank you to BRB Carpentry who did a fantastic job repurposing the old wooden slats into this brilliant raised display. They also built us a window front bookcase as you can see below which is perfect to display a selection of books from 'Betty's Books' this range of books will continue to increase over the coming months. 

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    We'd love to hear what you think of our updates, let us know in the comments. 

  5. Just a reminder that we will be closed on Monday 12th July at 30 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2RB 

    Stage 1 of our refurbishment plans begin on Monday and we cannot wait to share with you the exciting plans we have to make the shop bigger and better. It has taken a long time to save up for the works we are having done but we believe they are really worthwhile and will make shopping with us an even better experience. 

    Once the buildings works are complete we will be investing in even more stock for the shop to fill the new areas we are creating. 

    We hope you'll come and visit us soon to see the changes we are making.