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2021 Winners of Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

These prestigious awards took place on 16th June 2021 and this year the judges cite ‘powerful and emotional punch’ delivered by the two winners – Jason Reynolds and Sydney Smith.

Click on the link for all the news about the authors and their books, and much more https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2021-cilip-ckg-medal-winners-announced/

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US Poet and novelist Jason Reynolds secures first Carnegie Medal for Look Both Ways.

Author and Illustrator Sydney Smith wins a second Kate Greenaway Medal for Small in the City

  • Manjeet Mann’s debut novel Run, Rebel (Penguin Random House Children’s) and Sharon King-Chai’s Starbird (Two Hoots) take home the Shadowers’ Choice Awards from the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists respectively

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SAFETY NOTICE URGENT RECALL

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Hey Duggee: Duggee and the Dinosaurs

Isbn 9781405948630

What’s the Issue?

Ladybird is instigating an urgent product recall on this title due to the discovery of a manufacturing fault on some copies where the foil lamination on the cover of the book can be peeled off. Small parts could be a choking hazard to small children.

What You Need to Do:

Please take the book away from small children and return it to the retailer where you bought it for a full refund (there is no need to produce a receipt) no other Hey Duggee titles are affected by this issue.

Please contact Ladybird customer services via email at customersupport@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk if you need further clarification. 

The safety of our readers is top priority and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

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Fun Maps for Friends . . . maybe?

 

ST&G's Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names (Marvellous Maps)

The Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names

A map of Britain’s funny, rude and just plain odd place names! This fun, slightly cheeky and mildly educational tour of Great Britain introduces to you to some of our favourite places, such as: Bottom Burn, Fulking Hill, Great Snoring, Dull Old Sodbury and Wigtwizzle. To name but a few.

 ST&G's Great British Literature Map

The Great British Literature Map

Do judge a map by its cover! Get chapter and verse on Britain’s world-class literary credentials and the incredible places that inspired your favourite poetry and prose. Become enthralled with Britain’s great literary settings, places of inspiration, festivals, bookshops, museums, attractions, pubs, graves and memorials.

 

The GrST&G's Great British Food & Drink Mapeat British Food & Drink Map

Featuring over 2,000 of Britain’s finest local specialities, food and drink festivals, breweries, vineyards and distilleries, food and drink tours and tasty trivial tidbits. Fine, locally sourced ingredients all rustled together with a pinch of cheek and a dollop of sauciness to create a truly heart-warming cartographical concoction. One the things that Britain truly excels at, but for which it used to receive an enormous helping of international mockery, is the state of its cuisine. From black pudding to Blackpool Rock and from Cock-a-leekie to Cornish pasties, British food and drink has never been so moreish.

All in traditional map format now £12.99 (RRP £14.99)

 

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Change to Opening Hours

open signFrom the beginning of June 2021 we will be CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays

Our new hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

We apologise for any inconvenience but hope you will come and visit us on any of the other days of the week!

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Paperback of the Month

ImageTelling the story of four unlikely friends in a retirement village who meet every week to investigate unsolved murders, until a real killing ends up on their doorstep, this debut novel is “charming and genuinely funny”,

This debut novel from Richard Osman is a record – breaking million copy bestseller

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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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