Costa Book Awards

Congratulations to all of the category winners for the Costa Book Awards 2020! Winner of the 2020 First Novel Award Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud  Winner of the 2020 Novel Award The Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story by Monique Roffey Winner of the 2020 Biography Award The Louder I Will Sing by […]

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Stephen Fry – for one night only

Pour yourself a glass of something full-bodied and join us for a night in with master storyteller, Stephen Fry. Prepare to be captivated as Stephen brings to life the passionate and powerful story of Troy. Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to join one of Britain’s best-loved authors as he invites us to join him at the fireside to hear the […]

Read More – your questions answered

We recently announced the launch of, a brand new website that is a socially conscious alternative to Amazon. Subsequently we have had many questions about shopping on and how best to support independent bookshops. What is the best way I can support CW & GX bookshops? Without a doubt, the best way to […]

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A Promised Land

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of the highly anticipated memoir from Barack Obama for the special price of £25 (RRP: £35). A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama […]

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In memoriam

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. We had the privilege of meeting Lord Sacks on several occasions and his thoughtful and insightful talks will stay with us all for many, many years to come. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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Pandora’s Jar with Natalie Haynes

This Thursday we welcome writer, broadcaster and passionate classicist Natalie Haynes to our virtual stage. Natalie will be talking about her brilliant new book Pandora’s Jar. Taking Pandora and her jar (the box came later) as the starting point, she puts the women of the Greek myths on equal footing with the menfolk. After millennia of […]

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The Thursday Murder Club

We were delighted to welcome Richard Osman to the shop to sign copies of his marvellous debut novel The Thursday Murder Club. To order your copy please click here. Alternatively, orders can be placed over the phone or by calling into either bookshop.  

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Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West

This Thursday we will be welcoming award winning journalist and best-selling author Luke Harding, as part of our sizzling summer live-stream lineup! Tickets can be booked via the events section of the website or by clicking here:

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Calling all history buffs!

    We are thrilled to be able to bring you this exclusive offer of personally dedicated and signed copies of Charles Spencer’s new book, The White Ship Publishing on the 17th September, we are now accepting pre-orders via the ‘pre-order’ section of the website or by calling the Chorleywood shop on 01923 283566. Signed books make such wonderful gifts, just in […]

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In the press

Since re-opening on the 15th June, Sheryl has been in demand for her wealth of experience in the independent book trade. Recent appearances have included Sky News, Radio 5 Live, Radio 4 and BBC Three Counties Radio. Sky News:  Sheryl was filmed for a piece on shops re-opening after lockdown. This can be viewed here. Radio […]

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