Two well-known independent traders in Rugby have joined forces to offer something ‘unique’ for shoppers.
Hunts Bookshop has moved from its premises in Chapel Street to the cellar of the newly-opened Summersault Deli and Takeaway in Lawrence Sheriff Street.
Hunts Bookshop owner Kelvin Hunt and Summersault owners Eileen and Mike Jeffs say they want to offer shoppers something “unique to Rugby”.
Mr Hunt said: “Summersalt and Hunts Bookshop, both familiar to the High Street, have recognised the way we shop is changing and want to give our customers a more social, relaxing experience.
“What better way to shop? Enjoy a coffee, browse the new and second hand books, have a meal, relax and read. Customers can look around the deli and take their drinks downstairs into the bookshop. This is a destination for real food, and real books for real people.”
Summersault was opened in 1989 by Mr and Mrs Jeffs in High Street.
Around 24 years later the vegetarian restaurant is thriving.
Last year the couple knocked through the back of the restaurant to expand it further.
The main restaurant is now linked with the old Tourist Information Centre which is now the delicatessen and takeaway, with its own access from Lawrence Sheriff Street.
Hunts, which was originally located in the High Street before moving to the former Terracotta unit in Chapel Street, is changing its opening hours following the move to Summersault.
The shop will now trade during the jazz events on Fridays, as well as Sunday openings.
There are also plans for a book club and storytelling for children on a Saturday morning, as well other planned literary events over the coming months.