Ipswich: Futura Park John Lewis at home store makes presentation to Suffolk Libraries

From left, Rhian Brighton, branch operations partner, and Lois Farrance, branch administration partn

From left, Rhian Brighton, branch operations partner, and Lois Farrance, branch administration partner, from John Lewis in Ipswich presenting Tina Todd, assistant library manager at Ipswich Library, and stock manager Paul Howarth with the John Lewis 150th anniversary book. - Credit: Archant

Department stores firm John Lewis is to work in partnership with Suffolk Libraries on the Get Connect initiative to promot library eBooks and eReaders.

The employee-owned business has already been working successfully with Cambridgshire’s library service,

Its John Lewis at home store, at Futura Park in Ipswich, has also presented Suffolk Libraries with a copy of a book marking the 150th anniversary of the business.

The book, “A Very British Revolution”, tells how John Spedan Lewis transformed a clutch of Victorian department stores into a revolutionary, employee-owned business.

The book also reflects the emerging consumerism of the Victorian world, the social upheavals of the 20th Century and the globalised world of retailing today.


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The book will be available to borrow or request from the Suffolk Libraries website or any library in the county.

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