After nearly 8 years of passionate bookselling at our award-winning independent bookshop in Bath, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, we are now aiming to mirror the principles and passion behind that business to create our own publishing house – Fox, Finch & Tepper.
Initially all of our focus will be on literary fiction titles with a strong sense of place that have already been published and that deserve resurrection. They are books that we have read, adored and sold in their previous incarnations and that we want to be able to share with a greater audience and deserve to be loved by many more readers.
Our publishing concern will share the personality characteristics of the three very different literary heroes that we have named it after. Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is tenacious in the face of adversity and endlessly inventive; Scout Finch is a brave innocent who is confident in following the beat of her own drum; Murray Tepper is the star of Calvin Trillin’s brilliantly oddball “Tepper Isn’t Going Out” – a classic example of a relatively unknown book that we like to champion. Tepper loves to read, has great insight into consumer preferences and a real love of life’s less obvious delights – specifically, a good parking place!
Fox, Finch & Tepper is run by the exact same folk who run Mr B’s. Our shop was set up in 2006 and it’s a dynamic independent bookshop laid out over three floors and is an atmospheric, quirky and welcoming space. We quickly built a reputation, in particular, for our excellent customer service, our reading gifts for book lovers (the Mr B’s Reading Spa and Mr B’s Reading Year subscription service) and our ability to hand-sell the books that we love. We were fortunate enough to be twice named Independent Bookshop of the Year at the British Book Awards (2008 and 2011) and have won local awards, and national recognition, for our innovative approach to bookselling. Do come and visit us at our lovely shop in Bath or check out the shop’s website www.mrbsemporium.com where you can buy Fox, Finch & Tepper titles and thousands of other books that we love.