Meet Alex Smith Of ‘Ideas On Paper’ in the latest Wellspring Interview

Alex Smith is the founder and owner of Ideas on Paper, an independent shop offering a thought-provoking and collectable selection of magazines, journals, and books in Nottingham, England. You’ll find Independent titles on fashion, art, culture, design, business, economics, food, wine and travel, are complemented by a range of stationery, enabling you to get your ideas on paper. In this interview, we chat about Alex’s journey from working in Londons Harrods to opening his iconic bookshop. Ideal listening for anyone out there who ever dreamed of opening a bookstore, or any creative outlet.

  • Be inspired by great books but also become a creator yourself
  • Get your own ideas on paper
  • Job hopping v’s building your own portfolio of experience
  • Less Radio 4 and more Radio 3
  • Microtrends, micro-communities and niche interests
  • The ins and outs of running and book shop / creative shop and living from your Wellspring

Connect with Alex Online + In Person

First Floor
Unit 4b Cobden Chambers
Pelham Street

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