Join the Big Bookshop Party on 10th October

There will be surprises in store on Saturday 10th October as the Big Bookshop Party gets under way. There will be balloons and colouring sheets, drinks and biscuits. Try our Lucky Dip where everyone is a winner with the chance to leave the shop with a mystery book. We have some exclusive, limited edition, Grayson Perry designed bags for customers to buy and a children’s bag designed by best selling author and illustrator, Lauren Child. And there will be the chance for customers to share their favourite Desert Island Reads online with the hashtag #desertislandreads.

Watch Elys paint a giant picture on the window!


We’ll be welcoming children’s author and illustrator, Elys Doran, to the shop for the Big Bookshop Party. She’s written some pretty amazing books – our favourite is  ‘Weasels’, a tale of how the dastardly plot for world domination by a group of evil Weasels is foiled! Full of character and humour her picture books are funny and original. Elys is planning to bring her stories to life with a giant sized painting on our front window. Do come and meet her.