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Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is the new, ethical alternative to Amazon.

Unlike Amazon, Hive and most high-street book chains, Bookshop was established to boost sales at local, independent retailers, rather than entice customers away.

Of course, we would much prefer it if you came to our shop, ordered direct from us by email, via our website or just ring on 01298 938 166. However, if you are unable to use any of these methods THIS IS THE NEW ALTERNATIVE!

Just select us as your preferred local independent and look in our online shop for ideas.

Click on the link and see what it’s all about https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/readingmattersbookshop

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Live Event with Anna Jones




another Bookshop.org event

Live online event with cookery writer Anna Jones, in return for a purchase of her bestselling cookbook One Pot, Pan, Planet on Wednesday May 12th @ 7pm

As with all Bookshop.org events, customers can attend whether they have purchased a copy of the book directly from  us, or through Bookshop.org. The link will be emailed to you on the day of the event. 

Our offer price on the book is £23.00.

Hope you can join us!

 

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April 12th – Open Again

We are now fully open again! The recommended guidelines are in place to ensure customer and staff safety; counter screens, fan assisted ventilation, social distancing by limiting the number of customers in the shop at any one time and of course FREE DISPOSABLE GLOVES to enable the best experience of browsing and shopping in our bookshop!

Look out for some ‘welcome back’ special offers too.

Open 10am till 5pm every day, except Sunday

Face masks are mandatory – no mask, no entry.

Please don’t come if you have any Covid 19 symptoms – think of others, not just yourself.

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UK Best Selling Chart

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

Now we are six!

The six shortlisted books are as follows:

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 7th July

The Vanishing Half

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and…

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Continue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021”

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Author Event with KAZUO ISHIGURO

It’s not too late to book your place at the virtual author event with Kazuo Ishiguro on  Tuesday 23rd March at 7pm. This is exclusive to independent bookshops and will only be available to customers who have bought the book from us or Bookshop.org. If you haven’t already got your copy, ring 01298 938 166 with your card details before 3pm on Tuesday, our price is £16.99.  We hope you will join us!

Image for Klara and the Sun Klara and the Sun, from the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let me Go and The Remains of the Day, This  stunning new novel – his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature – asks, what does it mean to love? A thrilling feat of world-building, a novel of exquisite tenderness and impeccable restraint, Klara and the Sun is a magnificent achievement, and an international literary event.

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A Good Book Can . . . .

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Stunning – ‘A book that will define a decade’

Image for Girl AGirl 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 her parents’ House of Horrors.

And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

Beautifully written and incredibly powerful, Girl A is a story of redemption, of horror and of love. RIGHTS SOLD IN 29 TERRITORIES SOON TO BE A TV SHOW DIRECTED BY JOHAN RENCK (Chernobyl) ‘Terrifyingly gripping’ SUSIE STEINER ‘Beautiful’ ADELE PARKS ‘Incredibly well written, devastating in a good way, and intriguing to the last page’ LIZ NUGENT ‘I was obsessed by it.

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Author ZOOM Event

Abigail Dean New Releases 2020, 2021, Upcoming Books ...Image for Girl AWe 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 us.

Abigail has taken the book world by storm with this, her debut novel.  Haunting and powerful with a pitch perfect ending, Girl A is already a Sunday Times Bestseller and Top Ten New York Times Global Bestseller.

Abigail was brought up in Hayfield in the Peak District and we are chuffed to be able to call her one of own!

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