We are closed for customer visits and browsing. However, the shop will be staffed Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 2pm.
We are very happy to take orders for books by phone (01242 361362) during these hours or by email (at any time).
Ordered books can be delivered locally or posted, or collected from the shop door. Payment in advance.
Between now and the New Year our opening times will be:
Monday 14th December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 15th December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 16th December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 17th December 9:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 18th December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 19th December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 20th December 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 21st December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 22nd December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 23rd December 9:30am - 5:00pm
Christmas Eve 09:30am - 2:00pm
Christmas Day to Tuesday 29th December - Closed
Wednesday 30th December - 10:00am - 4:00pm
New Year's Eve - 10:00am - 4:00pm
New Year's Day - Closed
Saturday 2nd January 2021 09:30am - 5:00pm
As we all know, books are essential items for many of us (although at the moment they are not being recognised as such!) and so we are sure that many may want to buy books during the next few weeks. Unfortunately we aren’t allowed to open the shop for browsers, but we would welcome orders via email or telephone. The new guidelines allow for us to operate a "click and collect" system from the shop door – although of course customers will not be allowed in. We will also be happy to deliver books locally and to wrap and post anywhere in the UK (we will cover postage as before). We plan to be in the shop between 10am and 2pm Monday to Saturday and during this time can take orders over the phone and also advise on any bookish topic.
So, to buy a book:
Phone us on 01242 361 362 between 10 am and 2pm Monday to Saturday, or email us at email@example.com and we will take it from there!
We will be open until 4pm today
We re-opened on Monday 15th June! From Monday 22nd June we will be open:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30am to 3pm
- Between Midday and 1:00pm on each of these days there will be pre-bookable 15 minute browsing appointments – please email or phone to arrange.
During our opening hours, for your safety:
- Only two customers at a time will be allowed in the shop (two adults or one adult with a child)
- Please only touch books that you are considering buying
- Please observe social distancing advice
- Please use hand gel when you arrive and leave
Shopping is at your own risk.
We can still order books for you through one of our suppliers. We are happy to deliver these locally or arrange a time for these to be collected from the shop. If you prefer, we can arrange for a book to be delivered directly from our supplier to your home address, however this service is limited to one book per order. We are happy to send books by post anywhere in the UK (at no additional charge) and can gift-wrap and add a message. If you would like us to order you a book, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also email us if you would like a recommendation for your next book, a “mystery book” or to purchase our “Year of Books” for yourself or a friend.
You can keep in touch with what is happening, what we are currently reading, and some recommendations, by signing up to our newsletter via this website: follow the link across to the right.
With our best wishes to you and yours.
Earlier in the year a local school approached me to create a list of diversity-themed books as they were applying for a grant. I thought some of you might be interested to see this, so here it is. If any of you wanted to order these books or discuss what might be helpful do get in touch.
|So Much!||Trish Cooke||7.99|
|Maisie's Scrapbook||Samuel Narh||11.99|
|If all the world were …||Joseph Coelho||6.99|
|Ruby's Worry||Tom Percival||6.99|
|Ravi's Roar||Tom Percival||6.99|
|Baby goes to market||Atinuke||7.99|
|Phoenix Song||Tutu Dutta||6.99|
|Billy and the beast||Nadia Shireen||6.99|
|Look up!||Nathan Bryon||6.99|
|Cinderella of the Nile||Beverley Naidoo||7.99|
|Too small Tola||Atinuke||5.99|
|my name is not refugee||Kate Milner||6.99|
|Grandad Mandela||Zazi Ziwelone||7.99|
|Ada Twist , scientist||Andrea Beaty||12.99|
|Sofia Valdez, Future Prez||Andrea Beaty||12.99|
|Counting on Katherine||Helaine Belcher||10.99|
|Mahatma Gandhi||Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara||9.99|
|Rosa Parks||Lisbeth Kaiser||9.99|
|Peace and Me||Ali Winter||12.99|
|Africa, Amazing Africa||Atinuke||14.99|
|Little Leaders: Bold women in black history||Vashti Harrison||7.99|
|Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet||Zanib Mian||6.99|
|Sam Wu is not afraid of Ghosts||Kevin Tsang||5.99|
|Ellie and the Cat||Malorie Blackman||6.99|
|Now or Never||Bali Rai||6.99|
|Diver's Daughter||Patrice Lawrence||6.99|
|New Class at Malory Towers||6.99|
|The boy at the back of the class||Onjali Rauf||6.99|
|The fastest boy in the world||Elizabeth Baird||6.99|
|Where the river runs gold||Sita Brahmachari||6.99|
|The girl who stole an elephant||Nizrana Farook||6.99|
|Asha and the spirit bird||Jasbinder Bilan||6.99|
|High Rise Mystery||Shorna Jackson||6.99|
|Little Badman and invasion of the killer aunties||Humza Arshad||6.99|
|A medal for Leroy||Michael Morpurgo||6.99|
|The Star outside my window||Onjali Rauf||6.99|
|A pocketful of stars||Aisha Bushby||6.99|
|The cure for a crime||Roopa Farooki||6.99|
|The other side of truth||Beverley Naidoo||6.99|
|Bone Talk||Candy Gourlay||7.99|