It’s World Book Day!

World Book Day

Time to claim your lovely free book* from us, and to pop by and collect when you pre-order.

We’ve got 10 of the 12 WBD books in stock, and we want to make sure that they all get into the hands of our young readers.

Your child’s school will have full details of how the scheme works, but we’re just keen that you go to our dedicated webpage (look at the website menu bar above), have a look at the book on offer, pre-order books for your children, and then swing by and collect them at your convenience.

*You can either claim one of the free WBD books, or get £1 off any book of your choice. Your school will have given you details of how to obtain an e-voucher or paper voucher, which is all you need when you collect your pre-ordered book(s).

“One day, you will browse again!”

And here’s even more positive news from your local bookshop…

What’s happening?  When can I come and browse again?

We’re planning to open fully on 12 April 2021, at 9 am sharp! Set your alarms, you lovely readers, as you will then be able to pop in and browse to your heart’s content…

Until that time, we will continue to run our ‘Book Takeaway’ model, with books available for collection or local/national delivery and with all orders undertaken by pre-order only.

What are your opening times during ‘Book Takeaway’?

From 11 January 2021 we will be operating a “shop-front service”, with the shop door open for collections and orders every day from 1000 – 1600, except Wednesday and Sunday.  At least one of us will be there to help you with book orders, ‘click and collect’, and general book related enquiries during those times.

I can’t get to you; will you deliver?

Of course!  We will be delighted to deliver to our local area (for free), and we’ll do so at a time that is mutually convenient.  Please do use this facility, as we recognise that some people may not wish to venture into the high street at this time, and we want to help you all be safe.

If you want a book to be sent somewhere else in the UK, then please don’t worry, we can easily arrange for that to be done on your behalf, at cost.  We will also add free gift wrapping (birthday or other celebratory event) , should that be helpful to you. 

How can I get books from you?

There are many ways to let us know what you’d like:

  1. Go to the order page on our website (
  2. Push a handwritten note through our front door, or hand it to us when we’re open.
  3. Send us an e-mail (
  4. Leave us a voicemail message at any time!  Our number is 01453 843140.
  5. Send us a social media direct message (DM) via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 
  6. If all else fails, try a carrier pigeon.  

How can I pay for my books?

We accept cash and cheques, all major credit and debit cards, and bank transfers.  If you want the books delivered, we are happy to accept cash, cheque, or bank transfer payment.