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Covid -19 Update

Regrettably, due to the whole of the country placed in lockdown , we will not be able to open the shop again until further notice.

We will however, continue to offer direct home delivery. Just contact us directly via email, telephone, this website or facebook, if you require some escapism, mental stimulus or just plain want to have a laugh! By ordering direct you will be giving us the best support you can – but using bookshop.org is the next best!

We hope you have all kept safe and well over the Christmas period, but now is the time to STICK TO THE LOCKDOWN RULES, it’s just not worth the risk. This is the only way to get things back on track again, for everyone.

Take care, Lyndsay & Sue x

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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)

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 ALTERNATIVE

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

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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 forgotten forever.

Proceeds from sales will go directly to the Royal British Legion.

The books are £10.00

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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 epic history of China.

The next edition of Booktime will be in February 2021

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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 in and out of as they pleased. Poems and reading matters more than ever but so does the natural world. if this book can nurture a love of the animal kingdom, then maybe it will also help create conservationists of the future’ Louise Bolongaro Nosy Crow Publishers.

In stock now £19.99 (RRP £25.00)

Tiger! Tiger!  burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?    William Blake

 

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Booker Prize Shortlist 2020

13 are now 6 ! Did you pick any of these for the shortlist?

The 2020 shortlist is:

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17th November

See Book News page for more details

Coming Soon Indie Bookshop Day

Call in and see us for some indie goodies and offers on Saturday 3rd October and remember to keep us on your High Street – use us’

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Heads up on these!

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  All these are available to order now  

 

RRP £25.00 Our price to Pre-order £19.00

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