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 came to the shop, however if you are unable to come THIS IS THE NEW... Continue Reading →

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Bookshops are ESSENTIAL for our mental health

Please read this article in The Guardian in support of bookshops remaining open during lockdown If you can tweet your feelings and opinions it would help the BA and booksellers fight their case.  Huge thanks to everyone x England's bookshops should be classed as essential, booksellers argue Booksellers Association appeals to government to reopen England’s bookshops... 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 by the men of Chapel had to be documented before the information is lost and... 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( Features include an interview with Maggie O'Farrell, Sarah Perry and also Michael Wood with his... 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 day of the year, that a child or parent or carer or friend could dip... Continue Reading →

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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 books below are available at special discounted prices. Grave's End the third crime thriller from... 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 moved into their new home in Chinley just       before lock down and couldn't... 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 his greatest challenge yet . . Strictly for horses . . . ? Whatever next!  ... 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 awash with mystery. When council officer Chris Buckley is approached by an odd old man... Continue Reading →

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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 as quickly as we can . . .  we know what it's like to run... Continue Reading →

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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 with David Walliams! click on the link https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/https:

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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 the telephone (our shop phone will be redirected to a mobile) by email or 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 growing detachment from the food that we eat, it has never been more important to... 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 contact us via this website. We can take card payment over the telephone or cash... 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 years of Cromwell’s life, starting with Boleyn’s execution in 1536, and moving to his own... 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 READ THE SERIES FIRST! Always so much more in the book!  Buy all five books... 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 link for more information World Book Capital 2020 FANTASTIC books for World Book Day Thursday... 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 a stunning debut from an exciting new addition to the world of crime fiction." (Stephen... 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 locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they... 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 that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow... 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 Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interned at... 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 a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no... 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 drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the menfolk wiped out, the women... 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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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 by Nigel Watson. Now on sale at the shop, price £2.50 each See the Local... 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 a huge thank you to all who have supported us and become friends as well... 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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  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 described by Samuel Pepys, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, or Nancy Mitford. Venture out into the... Continue Reading →

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Our Christmas Tree at Lyme Park

We are delighted to have been invited this year to decorate a Christmas tree at Lyme Park. There are about 10 trees down by the Timber Yard cafe and shop, all decorated by local organisations and businesses. The minimalist look or a work in progress! !             

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Book of Dust Vol 2 OUT NOW

The eagerly awaited second book in this new Philip Pullman series, The Secret Commonwealth, is out now and on sale in the shop.  Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, are forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined and are drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of... Continue Reading →

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Bookshop Day – Saturday 5th October

It's Bookshop Day tomorrow, call in and see us with your BAMB tote bag, or book related bag you had from us, or your loyalty card have a lucky dip for a special present from us to you to celebrate Bookshop day 2019! Click on the link and see the many, many well-known faces who want bookshops... Continue Reading →

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Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2019

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Ducks, Newbury Port by Lucy Ellmann Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo The Orchestra of Minorities by Chicozie Obioma Quichotte by Salman Rushdie 10 minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak Winner announced on the Monday 14th October For more information follow the link Booker Prize

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5% or 100%?

Did you know the best way to support us (and your high street) is to PLACE YOUR ORDER DIRECT WITH US IN THE SHOP, VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR THIS WEBSITE?  and not use a third party. Use any of the search engines to find your books, music CD's or vinyls then send us your order... Continue Reading →

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Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more than 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. `Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for... Continue Reading →

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A Different Stephen Booth?

Same but different? Stephen Booth's latest book Drowned Lives is the same quality psychological crime thriller he does so well; different because there is no sign of Ben Cooper and Diane Fry! Are they (or Stephen) just on a break? If you missed the book signing on Saturday 31st August, we still have some signed... Continue Reading →

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Young Alex, Wildlife Champion

   This is young Alex White who is on a quest to get more people out enjoying nature. Illustrated throughout by Alex's stunning photographs, this book will appeal to young and old alike. It suggests when and where to get out there; what to go looking for; how to do it; what to take... and... Continue Reading →

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BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 2020

Congratulations to Douglas Stuart, winner of the Booker Prize 2020 with his debut novel, Shuggie Bain A novel that Booker Prize judges described as ‘an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love,’ – Douglas Stuart’s heartbreaking debut Shuggie Bain On sale at £12.99 (RRP £14.99)

Booker Prize Shortlist 2020

13 are now 6 ! Did you pick any of these for the shortlist? The 2020 shortlist is: The New Wilderness by Diane Cook This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart Real Life by Brandon Taylor The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17th November See Book News page for more details

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