Last Sunday, 27th August, you might have caught our Chairman, William Pryor, and  Fenna Leake (joint CEO) on BBC2's Dragon's Den! They delivered a strong pitch to five of the Dragons - including new Dragons Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani - when filming in May.


You can watch the full, Bookbarn-featured clip from the show here:


Appearing on Dragon's Den gave us the chance to introduce Bookbarn to a wider audience. The book industry is changing, and we wanted to demonstrate the possibilities for booksellers in the future.

Investment from one or more of the Dragons would have been very beneficial to the business. Not only would they provide the cash for our development projects they would have brought with them valuable business knowledge and support too. While we are still actively seeking investment to advance our development plans (and have one or two possibilities in the works) we are confident we can continue grow the business without a cash injection. Selling used books online is a tough market and we have a long hard slog ahead of us, which we are fully committed to undertaking.

Although we didn’t leave with an investment from the Dragons, we certainly left with our heads held high – and Fenna receiving much praise for her credibility and knowledge from entrepreneur Touker Suleyman.

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