Welcome

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.
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What’s On:

Click on any of the events to be taken to the relevant page for more information and to book your spaces.

Wednesday 30th August: A Stand Up Night with James Acaster, 7.30pm. Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Chorleywood, WD3 5SL

Tuesday 5th September: An evening with John Connolly in conjunction with Chorleywood Film Club, 7.30pm. Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Thursday 7th September: An Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, 7.30pm. Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW

Friday 8th September: Literary Lunch with Rachel Joyce, 12pm. Chenies Manor, Chenies, WD3 6ER.

Saturday 9th September: An Evening with Jon Sopel, 2pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Sunday 10th September: An Afternoon with Michael Morpurgo, 7.30pm. Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW

Wednesday 13th September: An Evening with David Lagercrantz, 7.30pm. Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB

Thursday 14th September: An Evening with Mich Turner, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 16th September: An Evening with Maggie O’Farrell, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christ Church, The Common, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Monday 18th September: An Evening with Jessica Fellowes, 7.30pm. THE JUNCTION, CHRIST CHURCH, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5SG

Tuesday 19th September: An Evening with Claire Tomalin, 7.30pm. Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LB

Thursday 21st September: An Evening with John O’Farrell, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Monday 25th September: An Evening with Rowan Coleman and Lisa Jewell, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Monday 2nd October: Chorleywood Literary Festival presents Tamsin Treverton Jones, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Thursday 5th October: An evening with Richard Osman, 7.30pm. Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, WD3 6EW

Saturday 7th October: Chorleywood Literary Festival presents Maylis de Kerangal, 12pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 7th October: An afternoon with Viv Groskop, 2.30pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 7th October: An Evening with Matthew Kneale, 5pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Monday 9th October: An Evening with Martin Bell, 7.30pm. Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS

Wednesday 11th October: An Evening with A.C. Grayling, 7.30pm. Merchant Taylors’ School, Moor Park, HA6 2HT, United Kingdom

Friday 13th October: An Evening with Luke Harding, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 14th October: Chorleywood Literary Festival presents a beer tasting with Roger Protz, 12pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 14th October: Chorleywood Literary Festival presents Sam Guglani, 2.30pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 14th October: Chorleywood Literary Festival presents A.N. Wilson, 5pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Saturday 14th October: Chorleywood Bookshop presents an evening with QI team John Lloyd and Anne Miller, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Monday 16th October: An evening with Hilary Spurling, 7.30pm. The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Tuesday 17th October: An Evening with Chris Ryan, 7.30pm. Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Rickmansworth WD3 6AS

Tuesday 31st October: An Evening with Andy McNab, 7.30pm.  Merchant Taylors’ School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, HA6 2HT

Thursday 2nd November: An Evening with Kirstie Allsopp, 7.30pm. Dr Challoner’s High School (Challoner’s Girls School) , Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB


Our services

 

1442852161_PhoneWe 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. 

 

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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.

 

1442852169_DeliveryShopping 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.


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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.

 

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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.”

Devora Rejwan

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 “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.”

Robert A.

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“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

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Click on the heart to be taken to our Testimonials page where there is even more love!


 

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