Testimonials

What our customers say…

“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

“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

“Staff at The Gerrards Cross Bookshop are always willing and on hand to offer support and advice and have consistently proved to be a great contact for organising visits from exciting and inspirational children’s authors.”

Lesley L

“I went to the Matthew Johnstone talk, it was an excellent talk – Matthew was very open about a ‘taboo topic’ and I found his approach refreshing & inspiring. A brilliant event – many thanks.”

Lynne D

“As avid book readers my husband and I use the services of the bookshop several times a month. They always keep us up to date and source our books quickly for us. Gerrards Cross bookshop and its team are a little gem in the middle of a busy high street.”

Mrs Helen White

What the publishers say…

“They have made the Chorleywood Bookshop and the Gerrards Cross Bookshop centres of excellence for author events; this, added to their wonderfully strong links with local schools, means that the store is now a crucial hub of the local community, and a splendid example of what an independent bookseller should be in the 21st century.”

Alison Barrow, Director of Media Relations, Transworld Publishing

“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

“The Chorleywood Bookshop and Gerrards Cross teams offer so much: unrivalled expertise, a year-round programme of lively, thought-provoking, entertaining author events, an extensive yet carefully curated range of books, cards and gifts and a vitality and warmth of service which have established each shop as a crucial part of the local community.

As a book publicist I have total confidence in their excellent ability to deliver a wholly professional service to author and publisher (and audience!) the best events. As a regular customer, I know I will enjoy the finest service and range. There’s nothing more you could wish for.”

Alison Barrow, Penguin Random House UK

What the authors say…

“If I’m giving a talk that has been organised by the Chorleywood Bookshop I know I can relax because the team will have organised the event beautifully. The staff always manage to make the day both great fun and a great success for author and audience.”

Dame Jacqueline Wilson

“The staff bring their own passion for books to their work and remind customers that reading is an exciting and joyous activity. Their events are true community events, bringing together readers and writers in a celebration of all things literary.”

Ann Cleeves, best-selling author

What schools say…

“We love the Gerrards Cross Bookshop and all the staff too. They run fantastic events and book fairs and are so knowledgeable… even our most reluctant readers come away enthusing about the book they have chosen!”

Anna, Caldicott School

“It is always a pleasure to work with Chorleywood Bookshop on author events. Sheryl and her team are so organised and efficient that book sales are one less thing to worry about!”

Ellen Krajewski, Hemel Hempstead School

“Chorleywood Bookshop would always be my ‘go to’ team for fantastic, smoothly run, author events. The range of authors made available available to us has been extraordinary, and they supply the books too – for what more could one ask!”

Katie Turrell, Beacon School

“The pupils of Butler’s Court School have enjoyed regular visits by a wide selection of children’s authors over the past few years thanks to the assistance of Chorleywood Bookshop. These well organised visits have stimulated the children’s interest in reading and engaged them in the writing process as the authors have shared their new works.”

Paul Sutton, Butlers Court

“We at Christ Church School love our link with the Chorleywood Bookshop. We are regularly offered author visits which play a huge role in encouraging children to read and treasure books. It is wonderful to have a local bookshop with staff who are equally as passionate about encouraging children to read and write as we are!”

Jane Broadis, Literacy Coordinator

“Founded on a deep rooted love of books and reading Chorleywood bookshop and their team provide an excellent service. Whether it’s providing a bookshop at a festival or bringing a visiting author it is always a pleasure to work with them at Queenswood School.”

Jayne Truran, Queenswood School, Hertfordshire

“Chorleywood Bookshop always provide excellent, expert support at our school author events, regularly providing us with top children’s authors.”

Sarah Keegan, North London Collegiate School Junior Library