Open again – 27th April
Welcome Back! We’ve missed you! (and I make no apologies for the exuberant use of !!!!)
Thank you to everyone who bought books from us at Bookshop.org. You helped to keep us going and of course you can still buy from us there by following this link.
However, after a long wait, it’s now time to turn the page for the next chapter and get back to the joys of browsing, sharing stories and swapping recommendations in our actual, tangible, hands-on, non-digital, real people bookshop. Can’t wait to see you (one last ! for luck)!
Just as a quick reminder: we’re open 10-5, Tuesday-Saturday.
World Book Day 2021 – 4th March
As things have been a bit topsy-turvy this year and people couldn’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 didn’t get one of the WBD books on 4th March, hang on to the token and come and see us.
International Children’s Book Day – 2nd April
It’s impossible to have too many ‘Book Days’ – and in my view every day is a day for 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
A date for your diary and definitely something to look forward to! I can promise bunting and books galore.
Adventure into Books birthday – 2 July
Surely that can’t mean more bunting? When we opened after the first Covid lockdown in 2021, we promised ourselves we would celebrate our first birthday with gusto. Pretty sure that means some form of bubbles and berries….
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