On Tuesday 23 April from 6 - 7.30pm, we shall be celebrating World Book Night. We have four titles to give away this year, The Road Home by Rose Tremain, The Island by Victoria Hislop, Little Face by Sophie Hannah and Jeanette Winterson's Why be happy when you could be normal? Free wine and nibbles while you browse the shelves!
We can't quite believe where the year has gone! No sooner has the Walking and Book Festival finished than we find ourselves planning for that all-important date on the bookellers' calendar - Christmas. As always we produce a catalogue of books for Christmas with the help of the Booksellers Association and our wholesalers, Gardners. You can pick one up in the shop, or this year you can view a digital version on your PC or laptop. Just click on the cover image on the left and it will be presented in all its glory. We think that's quite clever - enjoy! And if we don't have every book in the shop, we can order it in for you next day, so please give us a call or drop us an email. By the way, look at the back cover for our special Christmas present to you!!
We are delighted to announce that Philippa Gregory will be coming to The Influence Church, Richmond on 23rd August at 7pm.
She will be talking about her new book The Kingmaker's Daughter
which tells the story of Anne Neville who spent her childhood at
Middleham Castle and later became Queen of England as consort to Richard
As part of Independent Booksellers' Week,
author of the
Yorkshire Dales Mystery series,
will try her hand at selling books in the shop on
Tuesday 3rd July from 2.30pm.
Come and have a chat!
Our first event of the New Year welcomes Joanna Trollope talking about her latest book The Soldier's Wife. Does marrying a soldier mean marrying the Army?
This is a topical subject which resonates locally with Catterick Garrison on our doorstep, so we are delighted that The WAGS Choir will be joining us on Thursday 16th February in the Richmond School Sixth Form Centre. The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets are now on sale at £5 in advance from the shop, £6 on the door. We will post them out if you ring us and pay with a credit/debit card.
Happy New Year to all our readers!
Just to let you know that we currently have a 20% sale off all books, CDs cards and gifts in stock.
Once they're gone, they're gone!
The sale will probably last for a couple of weeks or until the empty shelves become embarrassing!
We are delighted to have been featured in the Guardian to promote the benefits of independent bookshops in general and the arrival of Hive in particular.
Anne participated in a webchat on 25 November - click on the photo to see the results.
And there she was again in the Saturday magazine on 3 December - our very own celeb!
You can also browse our Christmas recommendations on Hive - click here!
|Yes, the wonders of the internet now bring you an online version of our Christmas catalogue!
If you can't lay your hands on a paper copy, we can provide this wonderful digital version.
Just click on the image of the cover and start browsing.
Browse on your PC, laptop or iPad, and then give us a call to order your presents.
Christmas - sorted!
Tickets are now on sale in the shop, or online (click the logo). The festival runs from Friday 23 September to Sunday 2 October and features more than 34 walks and 17 book events. Highlights include Pam Ayres at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Peter Robinson with Ann Cleeves, and later in the week with Baroness Shirley Williams. We also have a Gurkha Curry Night, Murderous Maths for kids and adults alike, the latest North Country Theatre production, a Chinese cookery demo with Lorraine Clissold, and plenty more to suit all tastes.
We participated in the first ever National Reading Group Day by holding an afternoon tea party with two lovely authors to keep us entertained. I can't do better summing up the event than Emma Craigie, one of the authors, in her blog at http://emmacraigie.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/a-short-tour-of-north-yorkshire/
If you haven't read Emma's book Chocolate Cake with Hitler
, you really should, and if you are looking for a good holiday read, Julia Stagg's L'Auberge
is a lovely portrait of life in Southern France. Both are available from all good bookshops, and modesty prevents us from naming one in particular ....