It is now less than a week to our big Christmas event, Souper Shetland. Come along to the Town Hall in Richmond at noon on Wednesday 4 December for a soup, bread and cheese lunch with speakers Belinda Williams and Ann Cleeves. Belinda is founder of Yorkshire Provender and has recently published her book Delicious Soups. Ann Cleeves is the author of the highly successful Vera Stanhope novels, not to mention her Shetland series which includes Book 5 Dead Water. Tickets are £10 in advance from the shop, and there will also be a Fairtrade gift stall to help you with your Christmas shopping. See you there!
All those flashy expensive Christmas ads from the big retailers mean it must be time for us to add our two penn'orth, and whilst our Christmas catalogue didn't cost millions, it is still pretty flashy. Click here
for the flashy digital version, or visit us in the shop for the paper version if you haven't had one already. Either way, we hope you enjoy this year's catalogue, and we will be more than happy to help you choose your Christmas book presents.
Our shop manager Wendy Patch has been working at Castle Hill Bookshop for 25 years this month. To celebrate this, we asked Wendy to select her 25 favourite adult and childrens books. These will be on sale at a discount of 25% for the next 25 days, so hurry along to get your bargains now. You can pick up the full list of the titles in the shop or click on the file below. Wendy will be happy to discuss her choices with you.
Don't forget our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning which will take place during the festival on Friday 27 September in the bookshop.
Scrumptious home-made cakes (Mary Berry eat your heart out!) and remember that we donate 10% of our day's takings to this good cause.
Our 2013 Festival starts this Saturday 21 September and continues until Sunday 29 September.
If you haven't got your tickets yet, click here
to book online, or visit us in the shop and talk to a human being!
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.