Following the government guidelines the shop is temporarily closed. However, we appreciate that for some of us, books are essential items!
Until such time as we are able to reopen, 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.
We will be at the shop on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 9.30 and 11.30am, and can take orders over the phone during these times.
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.
Our new "term" started on 4th September with a great evening with novelist Elisa Lodato, talking about her writing. She discussed her first novel An Unremarkable Body; her latest novel The Necessary Marriage has just been published.
We were very pleased to welcome fashion journalist and writer Alicia Drake on 18 September, to be interviewed by Emma Hammond about her new book I love you too much. Signed copies available in the shop.
Author Chitra Soundar with her book A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice which won the inaugural Eugenie Summerfield Children's prize. Signed copies of all the short listed books are available in the shop.
Eugene Lambert celebrated the publication of the last in his The Sign of One trilogy with family, friends and fellow authors. Signed copies are available - perfect for anyone over 12 years who loves sci-fi!
On Friday 15th June, local poet Marilyn Timms celebrated the launch of her poetry collection "Poppy Juice" at the beginning of Independent Bookshop Week 2018. #IBW2018
On 16th May we welcomed back Vanessa Berridge to talk about her new book "Great British Gardeners". We have some signed copies available in the shop.
On 2nd May we had an informal and engaging evening with Bristol-based debut novelist Katy Mahood. It was fascinating to hear the background to her novel "Entanglement" which we would highly recommend!
Visitors to the shop on Saturday 11th November enjoyed free coffee with raspberry and almond cakes to celebrate our Christmas Fika day. We were able to display a great selection of Scandinavian books and Nordic noir! Hopefully this will become an annual event...
Local author Sam Guglani signing copies of his novel "Histories" after a fantastic sell-out event at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham. Signed copies are available in the shop.
On 28th June 2017 we were delighted to spend a summer evening with Sally Vickers. Salley was in conversation with Sam Guglani about her new book “Cousins”, in the event held at Chapel Arts, Knapp Street, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ. Chapel Arts is an exciting new arts venue near the centre of Cheltenham. “A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress” Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge “Cousins takes the form of a threefold fictional memoir in which Vickers explores “family, that spider’s web of which we are all a part”, with its secrets, evasions and silences.” The Guardian “A masterfully written family drama. This book grabbed me instantly with its beautifully descriptive language and its web of well drawn, emotive characters” Goodreads