Congratulations to Harvest Books and Crafts, Pontypridd, on their recent reopening (October 14th) following a major makeover. When all seems doom and gloom in so many areas, I found it encouraging to read of such a positive development. The story was reported last week in the Pontypridd Observer:
Harvest Books and Crafts reopens after a makeover
Nov 27 2008 by Emma Pengelly, Pontypridd Observer
A FAIRTRADE shop in Pontypridd is back in business after a makeover.
The newly-refurbished Harvest Books & Crafts, situated at 2 Church Street, has been redesigned with disabled access.
After 24 years of trading, the shop now sells Fairtrade food (chocolate, tea, coffee, dried fruits), in addition to Christian books, music, and greeting cards.
The shop, which is owned by Pontypridd Christian Concern (PCC), has helped Rhondda Cynon Taff become a Fairtrade county by supplying Fairtrade boxes to schools and local churches.
Fairtrade goods are also served in the Meeting Place, a volunteer-run café situated above the bookshop, which is open from 10am until 2pm each day, except Thursday…