The Bookshop Cooperative’s 2014 AGM: Report

By Jenny Wildblood

 

The Bookshop Cooperative’s AGM yesterday was a great success and well-attended, though sadly the meeting wasn’t quorate. This means that the business part of the meeting had to be suspended, and a new date for a meeting next week will be announced as soon as possible.

 

We heard the financial report from the current Treasurer, Graham Hill, who took us through the accounts. These showed some blips, notably around the two floods the Bookshop has experienced over the last 18 months which disrupted sales, but the good news was that sales have now more than recovered.

 

The Chair, Jenny Wildblood, reported on what the Board has been up to over the year since the last AGM in September 2013. This was followed by reports from all areas on the Co-op's operations, including Internet Sales and the Cataloguers. The reinvigorated Courses and Events were highlighted, and we closed with encouragement to anyone interested in volunteering to come forward.

 

We closed with tea and cake and the chance to see and appreciate some examples of the work of the Bindery and the Window Dressers. Many thanks to everyone who presented, and to everyone who made tea and helped set out the room.