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Book Club

Our Youngest Book Club

For 7 – 10 year olds

The emphasis is firmly on reading for pleasure and sharing the excitement and that books bring.  In 2017 the shop became an official ‘learning destination’ for the Children’s University. Participants have their ‘Passport to Learning’ stamped when they attend. These fun sessions help develop and maintain the reading habit from childhood through teenage years into adulthood.

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many memories of going there as a child with my mum!

… the same afternoon (Friday) and was told they would have one by Monday and low and behold it had arrived by Monday! And it was a signed copy!! Fab little independent book shop, many memories of going there as a child with my mum!More

Josie Armstrong

They are also doing an amazing job in promoting children's books.

I highly recommend Colchester independent bookshop Red Lion Books. You can experience the good, old pleasure of browsing good, high quality books that on line retailers (or mass market bookstore) will never provide you. I have just purchased a beautiful book by the great French Historian Fernand Braudel "Out of Italy". I didn't know it had been recently translated. I highly hope that this bookshop will survive and thrive. It deserves it very much. They are also doing an amazing job in promoting children books. Let all get out and purchase books from good independent "brick and mortar" bookshops like the Red Lion Books. They are a great asset for this old, beautiful town, Essex and the whole of Britain

Eugenio Borrelli

get your kids inspired with the latest beautifully illustrated story books,

Great selection of books. Great place to find your next read and get your kids inspired with the latest beautifully illustrated story books, fascinating encyclopedias and teen page-turners.

Peter hulme

...they have put on numerous events online in what are difficult times.

It's the best book shop in Colchester by a country mile! They always have a huge selection of books in stock and this makes it a great place for discovering new titles, as well as discovering new topics. The staff have always been extremely friendly and helpful; during this year I believe they have put on numerous events online in what are difficult times. I cannot recommend this book shop enough!

Luke Rogers

local authors well represented

Great place, good independent book shop with local authors well represented

P J Boyles

The monthly bookclub is excellently run by Jo and great fun

This is a superb independent bookshop with helpful and knowledgeable staff. The monthly bookclub is excellently run by Jo and great fun, with interesting book choices.

Anne Kiely

they often have book launch deals and author meet events......

Red Lion Books is an indie shop with a great selection of books for the public. They're curated section is equally fantastic, and they often have book launch deals and author meet events that are worth looking out for too. If you're looking for book recommendations, this is the place. You get the impression here that they actually read the books.

Jessica Brown

I go there for my monthly book club, look forward to going!

Really friendly staff, wide variety of books to choose from, I go there for my monthly book club, look forward to going!

Sarah Jane whiten

proactive in the book community, supporting established and newly published authors alike.....

This is a lovely bookshop which stocks a large variety of books. The staff are really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It is very proactive in the book community, supporting established and newly published authors alike. Plenty of events to interest anyone who loves reading.

Ian Hornett

Excellent for local books....

Excellent for local books and a very good ordering service. Friendly staff.

Lindsay Wilson

Loved the Robin Ince event - more please!

Good at events

You are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Red Lion Bookshop in Colchester is an 'Aladdins cave..............

The Red Lion Bookshop in Colchester is an 'Aladdins cave' when it comes to books. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and keen to help. They have books on a variety of topics, from literature and poetry to factual including books for children.

Alice Goss

Brilliant atmosphere, range of books and service

EXCELLENT BOOKSHOP! Brilliant atmosphere, range of books and service.

Elizabeth Jurd

This little High Street gem is a must!

A wonderful independent book shop, friendly and helpful staff and great choice of books. This little High Street gem is a must! Just stick your nose through the door and you'll be drawn into the engaging world of fact and fiction, fantasy and gardening, history and cricket or mythology and puzzles...... There's something for everyone.

Ian coldwell

Would give 6 stars if I could!

Absolutely excellent. Extremely knowledgeable staff who took the time to understand the kind of books my son enjoys and make some wonderful recommendations. Would give 6 stars if I could.

Ben Renow-Clarke

They are really very good at book matchmaking!

Amazing staff - knowledgeable, friendly and so welcoming. If you're not sure what to want to read, let them help you...they really are very good at book matchmaking!

Lisa Hart

,..supporting established and newly published authors alike

This is a lovely bookshop which stocks a large variety of books. The staff are really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It is very proactive in the book community, supporting established and newly published authors alike. Plenty of events to interest anyone who loves reading.

Ian Hornett

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