Welcome to our website. This is the online home of both our lovely shops: the Chorleywood Bookshop and the Gerrards Cross Bookshop. If you want to book places for one of our many high profile events, purchase a limited edition book, or find out how to get hold of us to place orders or make a query, you’re in the right place!
We would love you to pop in to one of our shops too. The best thing about owning independent bookshops is hearing all about the books you love (and hate!) and sharing our passion for reading with you.
To step in to the Chorleywood or Gerrards Cross bookshop is to be a part of our community so please do come and say hello.
Click on any of the events to be taken to the relevant page for more information and to book your spaces.
Whats on 2019:
Running Life with Dame Kelly Holmes on Thursday 10th January, 7pm at The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
An evening with Ruby Wax in partnership with Queenswood School
Wednesday 16th January, 7.30pm at Queenswood School, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6NS
Literary Lunch with Diane Setterfield on Monday 21st January, 12pm at Chenies Manor House, Chenies, WD3 6ER
An evening with Lisa Jewell on Wednesday 6th February, 7pm at Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB
Exploring Chorleywood with the U3A authors on Saturday 16th February, 2.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
Fresh Start with Tom Kerridge on Thursday 28th February, 7.30pm at Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), HP7 9QB
A Chilling Night of Crime at Chenies Manor on Tuesday 5th March, 7pm
at Chenies Manor House, WD3 6ER
Lost Dog with Kate Spicer on Thursday 11th April, 7pm at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, WD3 5LN
Bodies in the Library with Erin Kelly and Harriet Tyce on Wednesday 24th April, 7.30pm at Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB
We offer a 24-hour call and collect service. Phone us or pop in before 5pm and your book can be ready for collection the very next day. This means you have millions of books at your fingertips.
We offer a premium gift-wrapping services to add those special touches to your all-important gift. Simply choose from our beautiful range of paper, ribbons and gift tags and we will do the hard work for you.
Shopping through Hive Bookshops means you can shop online and support your local bookshop. Best of both worlds! Simply order through the Chorleywood Bookshop or Gerrards Cross Bookshop Hive profile depending on which is nearer to you, and it will be promptly delivered.
We are chock-full of fantastic public events which fulfill our aims of bringing real books to real people. See literature come to life at our events which range from our festivals (The Chorleywood Literary Festival and the Chorleywood Children’s Literary Festival) to evenings out with some of the world’s most famous authors.
Plus, don’t miss our school events. We love taking books into schools as this is where passions come to life. We work with schools in a variety of ways, bringing authors, selling books and helping with library recommendations. We are always looking for new ways to engage students of all ages with books, so if you are a teacher and have any ideas you’d like to make happen, click here to work with us.
But don’t just take our word for it! Here are some of the things our lovely customers have said about us:
“I ordered a book for my housebound mother-in-law and, when they found out it was for her birthday, they gift wrapped it and delivered it to her door, with a card, all within 24 hours! Thank you.”
“They have brought the community together through promoting greater literacy with school events, book festivals, writing competitions and organising book clubs, bringing in well known national authors and celebrities as well as supporting local authors.”
“This small but mighty store is a real pleasure to deal with; they have a passion and energy that is infectious and uplifting.”
Kerry Hood, Publicity Director, Hodder and Stoughton
Click on the heart to be taken to our Testimonials page where there is even more love!