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.
An evening with John Suchet on Monday 22nd October, 7.30pm at Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS
An evening with Paddy Ashdown on Wednesday 24th October, 6.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
Quiz night with QI team John Lloyd and The QI Elves on Saturday 27th October, 7.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, WD3 5SG
An evening with Tracy Borman on Tuesday 30th October, 7.30pm at The Junction, WD3 5SG
An afternoon with Jodi Picoult on Thursday 1st November at The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF
An afternoon with Lauren Child on Saturday 3rd November, 4.30pm
at The Junction, WD3 5SG
An evening with Elly Griffiths on Wednesday 7th November, 7.30pm at Chorleywood Library, WD3 5LB
An evening with Cecelia Ahern on Tuesday 13th November, 7.30pm at Dr Challoner’s Girls School, HP7 9QB
An evening with Dan Snow on Friday 16th November, 7.30pm at The Junction, WD3 5SG
My Life with Nick Hewer on Friday 23rd November, 7.30pm at Chorleywood Memorial Hall, WD3 5LN
Book signing with Michael Palin on Saturday 24th November, 10am to 11.15am at Chorleywood Bookshop, WD3 5NJ
Book signing with Michael Palin on Saturday 24th November, 11.45am to 1.15pm Gerrards Cross Bookshop, SL9 7QE
An evening with Robin Ince on Friday 30th November, 7.30pm
at Chorleywood Memorial Hall, WD3 5LN
Moscow, Midnight with John Simpson on Monday 3rd December, 7.30pm
at The Junction, WD3 5SG
Exploring Life and Punctuation with Gyles Brandreth on Wednesday 5th December, 7.30pm at The Junction, WD3 5SG
Chorleywood Christmas Late Night Shopping – Book Signing with Prue Leith on Friday 7th December 6pm to 7.30pm at Chorleywood Bookshop, 4 New Parade, Chorleywood, WD3 5NJ
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!