The Bookshop Podcast

Jenny McCann, Bear Bookshop

January 16, 2023 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 182
The Bookshop Podcast
Jenny McCann, Bear Bookshop
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Show Notes

In this episode, I'm chatting with Jenny McCann, director of Bear Bookshop in Smethwick, U.K., about her career as an English teacher, why she opened a children's bookshop, her favorite children's books to hand-sell, and how to encourage children to read. 

For Jenny McCann, Bear Bookshop began as a dream… a long-held fantasy of owning a bookshop and surrounding herself with books all day long! Bear Bookshop aims to be a place that develops and encourages a child’s enjoyment of reading, love of learning and sense of wonder, and to help children and parents experience the joy of reading and learning. Jenny encourages children to experience more adventures and less screens. More confidence and less worry. More stories. More curiosity. More play. More resilience. More imagination. And more joy. 

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