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Update – 26th March 2020

  Dear Customer, In what is turning out to be a rapidly-moving situation, we wanted to take the opportunity to update you on our latest plans as the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop. From Monday 23rd March, both the Chorleywood Bookshop and Gerrards Cross Bookshop will be closed to customers. We will, however, continue […]

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Q & A with Pyschotherapist Julia Samuel MBE

Q & A with Julia Samuel  – This Too Shall Pass   Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice. She is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK. She lives in London with her husband, and has four […]

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Read of Empathy – reflective children’s titles all in one place

We’re getting behind the 2020 #ReadforEmpathy Book Collections from Empathy Lab UK which feature 50 superb books; 33 for 4-11 year olds and 17 for 12-16 year olds. The last was announced this week.  The collection of books illuminate the experience of people from a range of cultures or life circumstances or help children explore emotions, […]

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Take Elton John home for Christmas

Auction Closed.  Thank you for bidding! Deadline Friday 15th at 5pm   When a life-sized Elton John arrived with a box of his new autobiographies, he brought a splash of colour into the shop with him. We’d like to recycle the joy of Elton and his colourful rainbow to a good home in time for […]

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Ian McEwan’s new political satire

When truth is stranger than fiction, there’s always satire to keep us amused.  In McEwan’s new novella, The Cockroach, Jim Sams wakes to find that he has become the most powerful man in Britain and nothing must get in his way to deliver the will of the people. “As the nation tears itself apart…” McEwan […]

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Kids’ Summer Reads…

             These four fantastic summer reads are filled with adventure, magic, friendship, humour, monsters and more! There is something for everyone this summer – if you are on the beach, by the pool, in the woods, on the moon or sitting in the garden – we have a book for […]

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Summer Reads…

Tales Of The City by Armistead Maupin (£8.99) is funny, outrageous and insightful. Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (£8.99), is brief but brilliant, this short captivating read is perfect if you don’t have a lot of free time but enjoy a well written novel. Murder in Midsummer by assorted crime novelists (£8.99) is a collection of classic mysteries for […]

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We are celebrating Independent Bookshop Week 2019 with Nielsen Books

We have had the lovely Jo from Nielsen Book services joining us today as part of IBW 2019’s bookshop job swap! Jo joined the Chorleywood Bookshop team for the day (arriving with pastries – we liked her already) and was promptly put to work. Discussing events and marketing with Kira and then joining Helen on […]

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Independent Bookshop Week is coming!

Independent Bookshop Week is coming!  Save the date: Independent Bookshop Week 2019 will take place 15 – 22 June. IBW is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.   To celebrate the start of IBW 2019, this Saturday […]

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