The Chimp Paradox


Reading Matters are delighted to be supporting Prof. Steve Peters Event at Chapel Town Hall on Friday 3rd March.

Signed copies of the book will be on sale, and also available in the shop.

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World Book Day

wbd-2017-logo-1World Book Day 20 is on Thursday 2nd March. We will have all the books in from Monday 27th February. ┬áCome to the shop in your WBD costume and get any children’s book FOR HALF PRICE with your FREE WBD book.

See the Younger Readers page for the full list. Continue reading “World Book Day”

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The Pleyel Ensemble Concerts 2017


New Afternoon Tea Concert dates with the ever popular Pleyel Ensemble.

The first is Sunday 5th March at 3pm.Tickets are now on sale in the shop – cash preferable please.

Sarah’s homemade cakes with your tea in the interval, a treat not to be missed! Continue reading “The Pleyel Ensemble Concerts 2017”

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500 words writing competition 2017



The 500 words 2017 writing competition for children is now open for entries. Follow the link for more details and see our Younger Readers page.





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Super Readable Books!


We have a growing range of children’s and teenage books in stock for challenged or reluctant readers! Continue reading “Super Readable Books!”

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LitWits Book Group

The next meeting of LitWits is on Wednesday 1st March at 7.30pm

The book this mruth-elizabeth-gaskellonth is Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell.

A risky subject in Victorian times. Continue reading “LitWits Book Group”

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Blue Peter Book Award 2017

Shortlist for 2017 Blue Peter Book Awards revealedThe winner of the 2017 Blue Peter Book Award from the shortlist of 6 books will be announced on World Book Day.

Here are the 6 on the list! Continue reading “Blue Peter Book Award 2017”

12 Circular Walks



This is a little self published book by two local chaps, Brian Bethune and Dave Singleton. They have put together this guide with maps and instructions for walks based around the 33 mile length of the Cromford and High Peak railway. Continue reading “12 Circular Walks”

Costa Book of the Year 2016


Costa 2016 Book of the Year

Sebastian Barry has become the first author ever to win the Costa Book of the Year award twice, taking the prize this year for Days Without End, his powerful novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars. He first won the Book of the Year in 2008 for his fourth novel, the bestselling The Secret Scripture.


Continue reading “Costa Book of the Year 2016”

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