Harry Potter: History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.

On sale now £26  (RRP £30) Read more on Younger Readers page

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Reading Matters Gift Vouchers

Don’t forget we have our very own Gift Vouchers to spend on anything in the shop – not just books!  £5 or £10 with a matching envelope.

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Man Booker 2017 ….. and the winner is

  The Man Booker 2017 Prize winner is the Folio Prize-winning and National Book Award shortlisted, American writer, George Saunders with his extraordinary first novel about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.   Continue reading “Man Booker 2017 ….. and the winner is”

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The local bookshop with heart. Come on in and see what we offer…

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Afternoon Tea Concerts are back!

pleyel ensemble

The Pleyel Ensemble have announced a new season of Sunday afternoon Tea Concerts. The first is at 3pm on October 22nd at the Methodist Church Market Street Chapel en le Frith.

Tickets are £10 (free for under 16s) available from the shop or online at

Refreshments are included with tea and homemade cakes. Cake and music what’s not to love!

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Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards of Once


The first book in Cressida’s brand new series, The Wizards of Once is on sale in the shop NOW! Set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Continue reading “Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards of Once”

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Books are my bag is what it’s all about.

Ditch the kindles, chuck the kobos –

Stick to books and shout!

I love my books, I love the smell,

I love the feel and look

Support your local indie shop

and treat yourself to a BOOK!




Philip Pullman’s new adventure series

Out next month, the first volume in Philip Pullman’s brand new fantasy adventure series The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage.

Only available in hardback pre-order price here £15 please support your local independent bookshop Continue reading “Philip Pullman’s new adventure series”

Harry Potter Trivia Quiz Results

And the winners are . . . . . .

The winning team – Basilisks won by a margin of just 2 points!. Our congratulations to all the team members, Isobel Rayworth, Jayne Rayworth, Sophie Mackenzie, and Sammy Barton. They will be travelling to London later in the year for the second round of this national quiz. Huge thanks to all the other teams for supporting us and well done – your knowledge of the Harry Potter books amazed us! Continue reading “Harry Potter Trivia Quiz Results”

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