Testimonials

What the customers say…

Devora Rejwan: “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.”

Robert A: “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.”

Lesley L: “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.”

Lynne D: “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.”

What the publishers say…

Alison Barrow, Director of Media Relations, Transworld Publishing: “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.”

Kerry Hood, Publicity Director, Hodder and Stoughton: “This small but mighty store is a real pleasure to deal with; they have a passion and energy that is infectious and uplifting.”

 

What the authors say…

Dame Jacqueline Wilson: “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.”

Ann Cleeves, best-selling author: “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.”

 

What schools say…

Anna, Caldicott School: “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!”

Ellen Krajewski, Hemel Hempstead 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!”

Katie Turrell, Beacon 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!”

Paul Sutton, Butlers Court: “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.”

Jane Broadis, Literacy Coordinator: “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!”