Closed – for a bit
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the bookshop is currently closed until further notice.
But we’re still here if you are looking for ideas and recommendations (just send us an email from out Getting in touch page. You can also buy from us online through our Bookshop.org page by following this link.
There are also lots of events coming up in the world of books for you to get involved in.
We hope to be back in the bookshop soon to enjoy some of these together.
World Book Day 2021 – 4th March
We’re excited to be supporting World Book Day on 4th March 2021.
As things are a bit topsy-turvy this year and people can’t come into the bookshop, we are arranging to give the special World Book Day children’s books to the local schools, so they can reach children quickly.
We will also honour World Book Day tokens in the bookshop from when we open (hopefully April) until the end of May: the tokens can be used to gain £1 off any title in the bookshop. So if you don’t get one of the WBD books on 4th March, hang on to the token and come and see us.
You can find out more by following this link. It takes you to the World Book Day site, and has loads of ideas about how to celebrate this special day.
Tolkien Day-25 March
The Hobbit was one of the first books I remember reading myself – thanks Uncle David! Of course we now have an animated film and the Peter Jackson trilogy, but I regularly return to the book, following it up of course with The Lord of the Rings.
Might be time to venture into The Silmarillion, and Jesse Xander’s The Real JRR Tolkien: the man who created Middle-Earth is going to be a must – available from the bookshop when we open, or from our Bookshop.org page (click here).
International Children’s Book Day – 2nd April
It’s impossible to have too many ‘Book Days’ – so here is another one to celebrate, this time specifically aimed at celebrating children’s books. Stories carry great magic with them – and many of the stories we are told or read as children stay with us forever.
Some of my favourites as a child included Heidi (by Johanna Spyri, yes – the whole series), Winter Holiday (Arthur Ransome) and Black Beauty (Anna Sewell). It’s also been a delight to delve into new books such as The Good Bear (Sarah Lean), The Last Bear (Hannah Gold) and Orphans of the Tide (Struan Murray – his next one, Shipwreck Island, is out in March). Also can’t wait for David Macphail’s new book Velda the Awesomest Viking and the Voyage of Deadly Doom, which is due out in May. All these books will be in the bookshop and are available from our Bookshop.org page: follow this link.
Independent Bookshop Week – 19-26 June
Definitely something to look forward to! Can’t wait to see you all again back in Adventure into Books.
Once social distancing rules are no longer needed we will be holding storytime sessions. If you would be interested in this, please let us know: Get in touch