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Take Elton John home for Christmas

Current highest bid:  £25.00 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 Christmas and […]

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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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The Dark Side of the Mind with Kerry Daynes

We had a most interesting evening with Kerry Daynes on Monday June 3rd. We discussed victim blaming, the prison system, the me too movement, stalking, the mental health act, murder, are they mad or are they bad, gender in offending, the fine line between good & bad and people who exploit their power! Kerry’s new […]

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Remembering Judith Kerr

I had the privilege of meeting Judith Kerr twice, the first time she talked about when the Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – a book of great importance to me. On the second occasion I was honored to introduce her to our event, my inner child was doing cartwheels with delight! She listened kindly as I blurted […]

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Authors into schools: Jess Butterworth

On Wednesday May 22nd Chorleywood Bookshop were delighted to take author Jess Butterworth into Chater Junior School in Watford and St Helens School in Northwood. The students were enthralled by her adventurous tales as Jess shared her experiences of living in the Himalayas and the Louisiana swamp lands. Her most recent novel (ideal for ages […]

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