How book-tall are you?

It’s always nice to have something interactive in the shop: a quotation to read and on which to reflect, a book Christmas tree to get you in the festive mindset or, for a month now, a wall chart showing the heights of various authors and literary characters. I’ve got to say, this chart has been […]

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Some wonderful reads 📚

There are some books which stay with you for days, months or decades. Here are a few of my long term loves: Middlemarch by George Eliot The Bloody Chamber and other stories by Angela Carter Under the Net by Iris Murdoch Shakespeare’s Sonnets On Beauty by Zadie Smith How to be Good by Nick Hornby […]

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Summertime and book buying is easy

The summer has given us perfect reading weather: go-outside-and-read and stay-in-and-read. To help you read in all weathers we are providing a 50p or 3 for £1 sale. This attractive offer should assist you in the ultimate goal of reading around the clock in all weathers. Of course, the better weather allows us to carboot […]

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How is reading good for me?

As we say in the shop, books are broccoli for the brain. By this we mean that they are good for you. It’s a playful analogy meant to raise a smile but it’s also a topic I discuss regularly with customers. Why do we read? Is it only because it’s another way to be entertained, […]

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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