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Co-owner Ferg McCoss  Picture: Hinba
Co-owner Ferg McCossHinba

Hinba hopes book swap will be first of many events

Co-owner Ferg McCoss has been 'enchanted' by West End

The owners of a new coffee shop are embracing the community after falling in love with the West End.

Hinba on Dumbarton Road is hosting its first event next month when it welcomes Bookface Sip & Swap.

The speciality coffee shop has teamed up with broadcaster and book lover Heather Suttie to welcome guests on September 24.

And co-owner Ferg McCoss hopes the gathering will be the first of many for Hinba.

“I hope this is the first of many community events at our venue.”
“I hope this is the first of many community events at our venue.”

Ferg, who also co-owns and operates a cafe and roastery in Oban, said: “Since moving to the West End, we’ve been enchanted by what a wonderful place it is - we could spend the whole day exploring the book shops.

“We’ve also come to realise what a unique place it is, and love nothing more than seeing someone enjoy a coffee while reading a good book.

“We’re always doing everything we can to drive sustainability, so are very pleased to work with Heather in her drive to give a second life to much-loved books.

“I can’t wait to meet more members of our community and bond over a shared love for books.

“I hope this is the first of many community events at our venue.”

 

We’re always doing everything we can to drive sustainability, so are very pleased to work with Heather in her drive to give a second life to much-loved books.

Heather Suttie

 

Heather, who writes a column for the Sunday Mail and features for Glasgow West End Today, founded Bookface during lockdown.

The online book community now has more than 2200 members globally.

Her “Sip and Swap” events see bookworms swapping four of their books for four others.

Swapping encourages sustainability and gives readers access to books they haven’t read at no extra cost.

Heather said: "Hinba is a beautiful spot in the hustle and bustle of the West End and I’m so excited about hosting our Sip and Swap event during the September weekend.

Heather Suttie started Bookface during covid lockdown
Heather Suttie started Bookface during covid lockdown

“If like me you love vintage and recycled fashion and second-hand books you can make a day of pottering about as Hinba is near a number of great charity shops where there are bargains to be had on clothing, accessories and books, so ideal if you want to enjoy a sustainable Saturday in the West End.

“Enjoy lovely coffee, bring along four books to swap and with each ticket purchased you’ll be entered into our luxury raffle.

“You’ll be able to choose from 150 books of every genre. Tickets are limited to 30 - so be quick!“

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