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.
What’s On in 2018:
Click on any of the events to be taken to the relevant page for more information and to book your spaces.
Hedgehogs and Humour with Pam Ayres on Tuesday 29th May, 6.30pm at Dr Challoner’s (Girl School), HP7 9QB
An evening with John Torode on Thursday 31st May, 7.30pm at The Junction, WD3 5SG
Wine tasting with Oz Clarke on Friday 8th June, 7.30pm at Sarratt Village Hall, Sarratt, WD3 6AS
Eat, Drink, Run with Bryony Gordon on Wednesday 13th June, 7.30pm at Chenies Manor, Chenies, Rickmansworth WD3 6ER, UK
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story with Christie Watson on Monday 25th June at The Junction, Christ Church, WD3 5SG
An evening with Maeve Haran on Tuesday 3rd July, 7.30pm at Chenies Manor, WD3 6ER
Real Food Kids will Love with Annabel Karmel on Wednesday 4th July at The Junction, Christ Church, WD3 5SG
Why Mummy Swears with Gill Sims on Monday 9th July, 7.30pm at Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Rickmansworth WD3 6AS
An evening with Helen Cullen and Ann Youngson at Chenies Manor House on Wednesday 11th July, 7.30pm at Chenies Manor, WD3 6ER
An evening with Patrick Gale on Thursday 6th September, 7.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, WD3 5SG
An evening with Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray on Saturday 8th September, 2.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
An evening with Lord Paddy Ashdown on Wednesday 24th OCtober, 6.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
An evening with Tracy Borman on Tuesday 30th October, 7.30pm at The Junction, WD3 5SG
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!