155 World Book Day Vouchers!

WBD pic voucherThe WBD voucher exchange has now finished for this year, however, we still have some of the books left for sale –

3 books for £1


After our visit to Chapel High School on Friday 13th April we have a exchanged more vouchers for books. This was our reconvened visit from when the snow came last month. Lovely to see all the students today clutching their WBD vouchers still and ready for their book! Thank you Chapel High and Mrs Dobson for inviting us.

At the top of this page it will tell you the total exchanged this year, that’s 155 more books children are reading!

Amanda Berriman book launch

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Thank you to everyone who came to Mandy’s special evening last night, her book launch with family, friends and lots more.  A good time was had by all – with plenty of book sales! Home is on sale at the shop now.      Read More

World Book Day Books

World Book Day books are now 3 for £1!




Harry Potter Quiz Final in London

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Our team Basilisks came 10th out of 20 national teams in the London quiz final last Saturday. Congratulations to you all – Isobel, Sophie, Sammy and Jayne! Read More

500 Words 2018

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500 Words is back for 2018!

The world’s biggest short-story writing competition for kids has returned and we can’t wait to read this year’s stories! Please read all of the information on this link to find out everything you need to know about 500 Words and how you can enter…  BBC 500 words


Books Are My Bag Readers Awards


We are delighted to announce this year’s winners of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, which were presented last night at a ceremony hosted by Mishal Husain at Foyles in London. This is the second year of these unique awards; the shortlists are curated by booksellers and voted for by the book-loving public. With the exception of the Readers’ Choice Award which is voted for by the public without an initial shortlist. Read More

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.



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!




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. Read More

Philip Pullman’s new adventure series

The first volume in Philip Pullman’s brand new fantasy adventure series The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage out now!

Only available in hardback £5 off marked price – please support your local independent bookshop Read More

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! Read More