Little Red Lion Children’s Bookshop

We have a large children’s section here and always welcome children to the shop. Climb aboard the Red Lion boat (or is it a train or a plane?).

Come and see the fantastic range of books. You’ll find the best of old favourites as well as brilliant new books coming out each week.  Our stock ranges from baby books and first readers right through to YA titles.

We host children’s book clubs as well

We always keep a large selection of beautiful illustrated hardback editions of classic children’s stories and fairy tales. So if you’re looking for something special there are wonderful editions of Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland and all the other classics.

Children’s Book Groups

Get reading, get talking and get involved.

We have three children’s book groups meeting in the shop. One is for  7-11 yr olds, one is 11-13 yr olds and the final one is for teenagers reading and talking about Young Adult titles.  All three groups meet monthly on Saturday afternoons. The emphasis is always on reading for enjoyment and sharing thoughts and ideas about books in a friendly, relaxed and supportive group. If you think you might like to come along then just ask in the shop for more details,  pick up a leaflet about the next meeting or email

Famous Visitors at Red Lion Books

This is our friend Horrid Henry when he visited the shop. This picture is of Henry showing off outside the shop. When he wasn’t showing off he was really being rather horrid to the people passing by.

We’ve also had visits from the Gruffalo, Spot the Dog, Postman Pat and Where’s Wally as well as lots of authors.

Watch out for our special activity days when  we have quizzes, treasure hunts and story telling in the shop.

We always have a selection of free bookmarks so you never need to lose your place in your book.