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The Story of The Grumpy Swimmer

The Grumpy Swimmer is named in honour of a friend who inspired me to open this shop.

The story begins...

At our early coffee before an August winter bay swim we were discussing the name of the bookshop that I was planning to open. The names that we came up with could not be agreed upon, were taken or did not adequately reflect the bookshop that I had in mind

The discussion became animated and my friend left unhappy with the result, preferring a swim instead.

Ah-ha, I thought...

And so, The Grumpy Swimmer was born!