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
As things are a bit topsy-turvy this year and people can’t come into the bookshop, we donated the special World Book Day children’s books to our local schools.
We will also honour World Book Day tokens in the bookshop from when we open 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.
BOOKMARK – Online Meet the Author Event – 27 March
Richard Frazer will be talking about his book, Travels with a Stick, on Bookmark’s very first online meet-the-author event on 27 March, with the session chaired by the writer (and a Bookmark favourite) Olga Wojtas, who has also walked the Santiago Way. The book is an absorbing account of Richard’s long-time dream of completing the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route, and timely reminder of how essential, and healing it is to be outside and amongst nature.
For more information about the event and how to book: https://bookmarkblair.com/events/meet-the-author-richard-frazer.
You can buy the book from us at: Travels with a Stick
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