Paul and Linda returned to NI in 2009 after more than twenty years working elsewhere. Paul's life was spent in commercial corporate business, including roles in the USA, Holland, Italy and the Middle East. Before following Paul around the world, Linda worked in Manchester and London in sales and marketing roles, but with a degree in English her first love was always reading, with a bit of copywriting and editing when she got the chance.

After too much time abroad, they decided to return home before their children hit their teens. Linda volunteered in the Linen Hall Library and realised how much she enjoyed the book world, so eventually she persuaded Paul to lend his commercial brain to setting up Books Paper Scissors. The rest, as they say, is history. 

Our Team

Paul Murray - Owner

Paul is a facts kind of guy. He reads a lot of non fiction and travel writing, and has a particular fondness for crazy adventurers like Wilfred Thesiger and Jon Krakauer.

However he's willing to give almost anything a go, just to judge for himself.

Linda Murray - Owner

Linda is a fiction reader all the time. With several books on the go, all the time. Her particular favourites are Irish writers such as Sebastian Barry and David Park, but she also enjoys contemporary American fiction such as Jesmyn Ward (Sing Unburied Sing), CE Morgan (The Sport of Kings) and the older USA classics.