Civilised Saturday

Civilised Saturday



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Civilised Saturday, the antidote to Black Friday first took place in November 2015 and most recently took place on 26th November 2016. 

Black Friday, in the US and now in the UK marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season where consumers are encouraged to pop to their local bookshop the day after (for Civilised Saturday) to find those perfect gifts.

Bookshops nationwide will welcome customers for wine, cake, cocktails, tea, canapés and the perfect environment for Christmas shopping. 

 

Civilised Saturday in Photos

 
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View more photos from Civilised Saturday 2015 and 2016 here
 


Civilised Saturday in the Press 


2016:

The Telegraph   Mary Berry takes part in Civilised Saturday as an alternative to Friday's shopping frenzy 

The Guardian    Bookstores shun Black Friday and embrace Civilised Saturday     

Stylist.co.uk       Mary Berry to meet with ‘civilised’ bookworms who shun Black Friday madness 

Good Housekeeping      Mary Berry champions Black Friday alternative: Civilised Saturday       
      
The Guardian    Hygge, cwtch and sherry: Christmas has come early to a bookshop near you



2015:
 
City AM

 
Mashable
http://mashable.com/2015/11/26/civilised-saturday/#MPDrebstPuqM

The Bookseller
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/civilised-saturday-fantastic-success-say-booksellers-317477

 
BBC News Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34933486
 
She Knows
http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/1104217/civilised-saturday-better-than-black-friday
 
Mirror
http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/forget-black-friday-its-civilised-6905338


Yahoo
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/bookshops-having--civilised-saturday--to-battle-madness-of-black-friday-083805037.html#w0QNa2g
 
Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/black-friday/12013231/uk-bookshops-tackle-black-friday-with-civilised-saturday.html
 
Standard
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-bookshops-hold-civilised-saturday-events-to-counteract-chaos-of-black-friday-a3122941.html
 
Metro
http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/26/uk-bookstores-call-for-civilised-saturday-to-balance-out-the-madness-of-black-friday-5526846/
http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/28/book-lovers-are-celebrating-civilised-saturday-and-its-lovely-5531741/?ito=twitter
 

Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/20/bookshops-launch-civilised-saturday-as-antidote-to-black-friday
 
Monocle
http://monocle.com/minute/2015/11/27/
 
Stylist
http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/booksellers-bookshops-independent-books-launch-civilised-saturday-in-response-to-black-friday-mayhem
 
Independent
http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/as-an-antidote-to-black-friday-bookshops-are-laying-on-civilised-saturday--bysw9ObpFg
 
City AM
http://www.cityam.com/229252/black-friday-uk-2015-what-is-civilised-saturday

Shelf Awareness
http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=2643#m30659

 
Yahoo Finance
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/bookshops-black-friday-civilised-saturday-113700825.html
 
Blogs / regional
http://mentalfloss.com/article/71669/black-friday-not-your-thing-try-civilised-saturday
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/14103086.Blackwell_s_combats_Black_Friday_with_Civilised_Saturday/
http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/bookshops/forget-black-friday-british-booksellers-are-hosting-civilised-saturday/6676
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/62214
http://magazine.good.is/articles/black-friday-civilized-civilised-saturday-bookstore-shopping
http://www.uknews-headlines.co.uk/artikel/591227/uk-bookshops-tackle-black-friday-civilised-saturday