The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

On Tuesday 19th March 2019, the eight-strong shortlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, are revealed. Selected by volunteer Youth Librarians from longlists of 20 books per Medal, these titles reflect the very best in children’s writing and illustration published in the UK.

See Younger Readers page for more details.

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Feminist Book Fortnight 2019 will run from Saturday 4th – Saturday 18th May 2019

In 2018  a group of radical and independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland launched Feminist Book Fortnight, a celebration of feminist books. Independent bookshops around the country highlighted the diversity of feminist books over the two weeks with displays of books and lots of events. Participating bookshops reported lots of full events and a “thirst” for discussion of feminist issues as well as celebration of feminist achievements.

See Events page for more details

World Book Day 2019 update

IMG_2872Congratulations to all of you who exchanged their WBD voucher for a free book! This year has been the best so far for us with visits to Kettleshulme St James Primary School and Chapel High School together with the ones brought to the shop an amazing 176 more books are out there! 

Thanks to children, parents and teachers for your support in this event and of course the National Book Tokens and lots of lovely publishers and authors who make it all possible!

Remember if you would like us to visit YOUR school next year make sure you book early!

 

Crime ‘n Dine save the date!

This year’s Crime ‘n Dine evening will be on Friday 12th April at 7.30pm with two highly respected authors in the world of crime writing – William Shaw and Olivia Kiernan.

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We are back at Rems for Gareth’s Hot Pot, ticket price £20 which includes dinner and a £5 voucher to spend on the night when William and Olivia’s books will be on sale.

Save the date, contact the shop now for tickets! See Events page for more details.

FING by David Walliams

FingFing, David Walliams latest book is on sale in the shop NOW!

Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn’t enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there’s only one problem……. WHAT IS A FING?