Job title: Co-founder of Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights
In 2005 Nic Bottomley ran away from the city to join the bookshop. Together with his wife Juliette he founded independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath in 2006 with the aim of creating a forward-thinking bookshop focussed on recommendation and that offered extreme customer service. Mr B’s was named UK/Ireland Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2008 and 2011 and One of the Ten Best Bookshops in the World by The Guardian in 2015. Its Reading Subscription services and Reading Spas have won awards for innovation. Nic is also the Vice-President of the Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland.