HUNDREDS of book fans flocked to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns earlier this week to meet Glasgow-born actor, singer, dancer, musical theatre performer, writer and television personality John Barrowman when, together with his sister Carole Barrowman, he popped into Waterstones to sign copies of their new book Bone Quill.
Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “This was without question the most successful book event we’ve ever hosted at The Avenue – we had over 700 enthusiastic fans flock to the mall eager to meet John and Carole in the flesh and snap up their exciting new book.
“There was a great atmosphere in the mall this week and, already, we are planning to welcome many other celebrity authors to The Avenue over the course of the coming months.”
Bone Quill is the sequel to John and Carole E Barrowman’s first fantasy novel for young people, Hollow Earth, and sees the thrilling adventures of twins Matt and Emily Calder continue apace.
The Avenue Shopping Centre, managed by commercial property consultancy BTWShiells, offers shoppers an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.
For further information about The Avenue log onto www.avenueshopping.co.uk.
For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018
Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media www.liquorice-media.com
Date: 1st March 2013
Notes to Editors
- The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel.
- The Avenue is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.