Seni Glaister, Founder of Litalist, said: “The charming independent bookstore in Petworth has just joined the Litalist platform as a pioneer, bringing its storefront to a digital audience and bringing click and collect to the local catchment area.
“Petworth is our local bookstore and I have always admired Steve’s integrity and passion for his work. Local bookstores are cultural goldmines and local residents are very lucky if they have a good bookstore nearby.
“I wanted to use Petworth as a case study so we could build the best possible solution and tailor it to the needs of the bookstore.”
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Seni, lives in Billingshurst and previously co-founded the Book People.
She said: “The independent bookstores on Litalist retain their own identity but, more importantly, they retain their customers.
“There are other marketplace solutions, but when we designed the Litalist platform, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for booksellers to do their business online, but we also wanted to make sure that booksellers could keep their customers, while expanding their market by building relationships with new customers, too.
“We designed the platform to be accessible to tech-savvy users as well as tech-savvy users, so Litalist can be used as a first step towards selling books online or as a service complementary to an existing online offer.”
On Litatist, you can recommend your favorite books, keep a permanent visual record of everything you’ve read and liked, and create wishlists that you can share with friends and family.
Litalist is offering £5 off your order with Petworth Bookshop.
Visit Litalist.com, browse the shelves, click on the Discover tab, or head straight to Petworth Bookstore and view the books in their display case or on their handpicked shelves. Choose Petworth Bookshop click and Collect and use the code ‘PetworthBookshop’ when checking out, to receive £5 off your order.
If you cannot collect your book yourself, Steve will arrange for your books to be delivered to you.