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Brand New Book by Kazuo Ishiguro

Out today Tuesday 2nd March Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro From the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel - his first since winning... Continue Reading →

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A Good Book Can . . . .

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Stunning – ‘A book that will define a decade’

Girl A by Abigail Dean The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.' Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in... Continue Reading →

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Author ZOOM Event

We are delighted to announce a zoom 'In Conversation' event with 'Girl A' author, Abigail Dean on Friday 26th February at 7pm. Please contact us the via email, this website or facebook, or ring if you would like to join... Continue Reading →

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World Book Day 2021

                              WIT - WOO FREE BOOKS !             Go to our World Book Day page for details of this year's books and... Continue Reading →

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New Booktime Out Now!

The NEW Jan/Feb issue of booktime is out now. If you haven't had your free copy with your recent order, call at the shop on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 11am to 4pm. Packed full of forthcoming books for... Continue Reading →

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The Dig at Sutton Hoo

IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING The story of spoken English by CHARLIE HAYLOCK and illustrated by BARRIE APPLEBY The author Charlie Haycock, is due to appear on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme later this week, discussing his role as dialogue coach... Continue Reading →

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Happy Monday Everyone

An excellent way to start the week, thanks to Ros & Steve, local bookworms!

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Click & Collect

We are continuing with direct Home Delivery and Click & Collect for all your booky needs! Do your children need any revision books, reference books or reading books for their home schooling? If so we can supply you with all... Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Books in the Media

Go to Book News page for details

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Costa Book Awards 2020

. . . . and the winners are - Costa First Novel Award Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and... Continue Reading →

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Covid -19 Update

Regrettably, due to the whole of the country placed in lockdown , we will not be able to open the shop again until further notice. We will however, continue to offer direct home delivery. Just contact us directly via email,... Continue Reading →

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NEW – Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is the new, ethical alternative to Amazon. Unlike Amazon and most high-street book chains, Bookshop was established to boost sales at local, independent retailers, rather than entice customers away. Of course after lock down we would like it best if you... Continue Reading →

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Chapel en le Frith Takes Aim

Chapel en le Frith Takes Aim is an account of the history of the local Rifle Volunteers, Territorials and Home Guard between the 1800's and WWII. Compiled by Elizabeth McCormick with plenty of photographs, Liz felt these important roles undertaken... Continue Reading →

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Booktime is back!

Welcome back Booktime! This is a new, bumper edition which highlights some brilliant books for adults and children coming out this Autumn. Available in the shop NOW. Collect yours before we run out - when they're gone, they're gone :o(... Continue Reading →

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Beautifully Illustrated – Delightful Poems

Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this beautiful book compiled by Fiona Waters and illustrator, Britta Teckentrup, 'is a poetry anthology all about animals. A glorious collection of as many animal poems we could find, with one for every... Continue Reading →

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Coming Soon Indie Bookshop Day

Call in and see us for some indie goodies and offers on Saturday 3rd October and remember ' to keep us on your High Street - use us'

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A Virtual Author Event

Our first virtual author event via zoom on Tuesday 28 July, was a great success, our thanks to both Olivia and William and all of those who took part. We will try and get another scheduled again soon. Meanwhile the... Continue Reading →

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Coming Soon

Out in June/July/August 2020 Place an order now, in advance of July/August publications, and get 10% off Visit Book News page for more

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So far, so good . . . . . .

We are all managing with the gloves and sanitiser thing! So THANK YOU EVERYONE, great to be back and be your 'little bookshop with heart' once again. Friends and regulars Lissa and Nik Cook with their beautiful dog This family... Continue Reading →

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Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home

Another book to download for children about understanding the corona virus pandemic. This time it's Winnie and Wilbur up to tricks at home. See Younger Children page for more details

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Pick of the Week

For Younger children The Racehorse who Learned to Dance by Clare Balding Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing... Continue Reading →

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Drowned Lives Out in Paperback

Drowned Lives by Stephen Booth For those of you who were waiting for this to come out in paperback - now is the time! Set in and around the dark, misty canals of Lichfield, Stephen Booth's incredible new novel is... Continue Reading →

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A selection of new releases

      See Younger Readers page for more new releases  

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How good are yours!

Test your powers of observation, have a look in the children's window this week and find the odd one out.

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Coronavirus; An information book for children

Just released by Nosy Crow Publishers a free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Go to our Younger Readers page

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Deliver-to-yoo!

Don't forget, during this difficult time for us all, we will take your book orders and have them home delivered to your doorstep. Whether it's books for children or adults, we will do our best to get them to you... Continue Reading →

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Storytime with Jill

Go to the Younger Readers page for the Dinky Donkey Story!

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Daily Online Story from David Walliams

  'Elevenses' David Walliams is reading a short story at 11am everyday. Adults: Make a cuppa and settle down with the children and share! Children: Make sure your responsible adult is sitting down with you and enjoy some hilarious fun... Continue Reading →

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Corona virus update

From Tuesday 24th March we are regretfully having to close the shop, to comply with the latest Government  guidelines. However, we will continue to take orders for books which will be sent directly to your home. Please place orders via... Continue Reading →

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Something to do with the kids!

REMEMBER MOST IMPORTANTLY, SOCIAL DISTANCING. NO LESS THAN 2 METRES APART IF YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR OWN GARDEN!   Foraging with Kids by Adel Nozedar Our Price £9.99  RRP £12.99 In today's world of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a... Continue Reading →

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Home Delivery? – No problemo

          IF, for any reason, you are unable to visit the shop we will be happy to deliver your books to your door! Just give us a call on 01298 938 166 or email readingmatterschapel@gmail or... Continue Reading →

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Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light

    The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel. OUT NOW our price £18.99 (RRP £25) The final novel in Mantel’s trilogy of historical novels about the life of Thomas Cromwell. The long-awaited novel will cover the final four... Continue Reading →

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Noughts and Crosses

The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be' - Stormzy' Starting on BBC TV on Thursday 5th March. Before you get hooked on the TV adaptation... Continue Reading →

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World Book Day Books

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. World Book Capital this year is the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.. Follow the... Continue Reading →

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Book Signing Event

Former Moss Side detective James Ellson, with his debut novel 'The Trail'   “intelligent and pacy thriller . . . a taut, keenly-observed tale of revenge, perseverance and the struggle against injustice."  (Paula Hawkins, Girl On The Train) "The Trail is... Continue Reading →

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One to Watch . . .

Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens out now For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the... Continue Reading →

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Be Prepared!

          RETURN TO THE HUNGER GAMES 19.05.20  The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping... Continue Reading →

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Costa Book Awards Winner 2019

The overall winner of the Costa Prize 2019 is The Volunteer: A True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather  In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold... Continue Reading →

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Short story Competition for Children

500 Words is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13. Since the competition launched 934,296 stories have been entered in thecompetition. It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had... Continue Reading →

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‘Beautiful and Chilling’

The  Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Out on 6th February 2020 Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm. Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are... Continue Reading →

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JANUARY SALE

We have the following hardback books on HALF PRICE SALE this month.                                       . . .  and more

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Costa Book Awards 2019

    The 2019 Costa Novel Award Category Winners              See Book News page for more information

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Local History Group

The Chapel en le Frith Local History Group are delighted to introduce the first of their 'Occasional Papers'. Chapel en le Frith's Ancient Tracks compiled by Tony Gloster and Industrial History of Chapel en le Frith Parts 1 and 2 compiled... Continue Reading →

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Happy Birthday To Us!

'Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself' We celebrate our 7th birthday this week and just can't believe it! We have met such lovely people since we opened the shop on the 1st December 2012 and would like to say... Continue Reading →

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LitWits Book Group

  The next meeting is on Wednesday 4th March 2020 in the shop at 7.30pm. This month is a free read as such - you have your 'Secret Santa' book to read! See you next month :o)  

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Christmas is coming . . .

Go to Book News page . . . . . .

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  A Literary Christmas This seasonal compendium collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Wodehouse's wry story about Christmas on a diet. Enjoy a Christmas Day as... Continue Reading →

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World Book Day 2021

World Book Day will take place this year on Thursday 4th March, more details about the vouchers will follow soon. In the meantime, here's the list of books for this year. Teen and YA titles  

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