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Invest in our future together

Customers have asked if they can support us during the lockdown of the shop and postal service by buying vouchers to spend as soon as we’re up and running again. The short answer is YES! If you’d like to buy a book voucher from us, just email us at welbks@gmail.com with ‘voucher’ in the subject line and the minute we can post to you again, or, blessed thought, open the shop again, you’ll be free to spend, spend, spend. This […]

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Picture books for you & your child to enjoy

As a mother whose children have now grown up, I can still recall the utter tedium of reading aloud to them books they’d been given and liked, but which I very much disliked for one reason or another. So, I make it my mission to recommend picture books that I really enjoy reading and children, whether my own, years ago, or visitors at Storytime here (remember those, pre Lockdown, sigh?) also get a buzz out of. Here’s a mere selection […]

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Magpie Lane
by lucy atkins

An exceptional and elegant psychological chiller

My Dark Vanessa
by Kate Elizabeth Russell

One of the most powerful novels of 2020

Hamnet
by Maggie O’Farrell

The finest novel to date from one of the country’s most accomplished writers

Little Disasters
by Sarah Vaughan

Every parent’s nightmare and one woman’s moral dilemma

The Language Of Birds
by Jill Dawson

An elegiac novel, perfect for those who loved TV’s recent Trial Of Christine Keeler

The next chapter/brave new world

Dearest customers, authors, publishing colleagues, It will come as little surprise that, due to the unprecedented and alarming health crisis, we are temporarily closing our bookshop. No, there won’t be over the counter chats, but there will still be recommendations and repartee over Twitter and Instagram…it’s just that you won’t be able to buy them from us right now Who would ever had thought that it would come to this, but, like every great thriller on our shelves, the ending […]

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A match made in heaven: bookshop welcomes hens and, er…eggs

The beauty of being independent (part 8 million) is that you can have an idea and then…make it happen. No filling out forms in triplicate or presentations to the board for us! With that in mind, we’re delighted to invite you to consider the following new chapters of the history of bookshop events: Hen Parties and Baby Showers…the two might even be connected, or even booked at the same time. For the former, we’d be happy to open the shop […]

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Play Bookshop Bingo & win book vouchers

How well do you know our little shop and the team that runs it? If you’re a regular customer, have a look at our Staff Favourites section next time you’re in the shop and if you can correctly match 10 books to the staff member wh0 selected them we’ll give you a £10 book voucher! Tiny clue for starters: think flowers, awfully nice gels and loveliness for my choices! Danny

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Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours!

What turns an already wonderful book into a perfect gift? Getting it signed by the author, of course! We’ve amassed a treasure trove of such literary riches ready for you to browse, whether you live nearby and can pop in and pick up or far, far away–in which case we can post to whatever far flung corner of the world you happen to inhabit. Here follows two lists–adult and children’s titles–of what’s currently on offer and we’ll keep updating it […]

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There ain’t no party like a party with bookshop party bags

One of the truly scariest things a parent can do is to throw a party for their children! The noise! The mess! The expense! The faff! We can’t help with the noise and the mess but we can mitigate the faff and the expense with our book-themed Party Bag service for all ages/interest and budgets. Simply tell us  what age children/ interest/ how many books/your budget and we will do the rest: we’ll order your books, add balloons, stickers, bags, […]

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Past Events

Monday 16th March
The missing chapter in the history of football
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Thursday 5th March
Let there be (The Mirror And The) Light
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Tuesday 3rd March
Motherhood or smotherhood?
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Friday 21st February
The return of the Bookshop Lock In: and this time it’s serious
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