THE search is on for musicians to perform at a new bookstore's first open mic night in Ardrossan tomorrow (Tuesday, September 7).

Seahorse Bookstore opened on Saturday at the Winton Building next to Asda in the town.

And owners Molly and Gordon Murray have plans to host nightly book clubs and open mic events at the store.

The first will be a music night on Tuesday where musicians can bring along their instrument and sing for readers in the store's fiction room.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: You could be playing the fiction room stage.You could be playing the fiction room stage.

Gordon Murray said: "We moved here from Montana in the States and we felt the time was right to open a book shop in the area.

"We have been overwhelmed by the support from the community so far and it will be great to have events at night in the store.

"So, anyone who wants to come along and sing or play music is welcome to, just pop along from 5.30 pm until around 7 pm on Tuesday."

On Saturday, a small crowd gathered for the opening when Ardrossan's Claire Taylor and her daughter Jessica cut the ribbon after winning an online competition.

Inside, there are over 2,500 books to peruse and one room is specifically for junior readers.

Gordon added: "It's great to be open, it's been hard work but after the warm reaction from people in the community, it's looking good for the Seahorse Bookstore."