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      We are an independent bookshop, selling new, second hand and collectable books, established since 1977. We do business with all parts of the world and are happy to receive telephone and e mail enquiries. If you are able to, please do visit the shop itself, to see for yourself the wide range of stock, enjoy the lovely bookshop smell and a chat with any of our knowledgeable and helpful staff.

      We have author events and signings and two book groups meet each month in the shop.


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    Christmas Newsletter

    Those of you who live in the NN13 postcode area will have received a copy of our newsletter through your door with details of recommended books, books that are on offer and other snippets of news. For example we now offer a book subscription service, whereby you can nominate a friend (or yourself!) to receive a book a month in the post. The price is tailored to the sort of book you want to send and you can also choose a bi-monthly option. Contact us for more information and click here for a link to the newsletter, Xmas Newsletter 2016

    Local architect, Clare Nash will be joining us in the bookshop on the evening of 17 November to launch her book, Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul, RIBA Publishing. Clare is one of the Royal Institute of British Architect's Role Models. Please visit Clare Nash’s RIBA Role Model page to learn more and visit her own website here

    .We are combining Clare's visit with our annual Christmas Shopping evening which is a very convivial affair, a glass of fizz, lovely canapes, mince pies, discounts and the chance to browse at leisure  and call upon the expertise of the staff in choosing your Christmas presents. Please join us, the shop stays open until 7.30 ish or until everyone has gone home!





    We are delighted to be one of the lucky recipients of a James Patterson award to Independent Bookshops.

    Author and champion of bookshops, Patterson has given the Booksellers Association £250,000 to award as grants to any bookshop with a dedicated children's section. We submitted a proposal with costings and we were fortunate to be awarded the full amount that we asked for. We are hoping that the award will facilitate some children's events in the garden in the summer and maybe more child friendly furnishings in the children's bookroom.



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