We have a fantastic range of signed copies at this time of year as they make an excellent present. Signed copies in our stores include new books from Chris Hadfield, Hilary Mantel, John Cleese, Paul Merton, Clare Balding, Chris Froome, Kate Mosse and David Mitchell. Visit our signed copies page here to see our current selection.
Our biggest event to date and certainly the most inspiring, Chris Hadfield brought a smile to everyone’s face with his fascinating talk about life as an astronaut. We were treated to some fantastic photos of the International Space Station and Earth from space, as well as a very special rendition of Space Oddity.
Chris’s newest venture is #PersonalRocketScientist. He is inviting school children to tweet or instagram a science question to him, which he will answer personally. More details at Chris’s Twitter page.
We have signed copies of both Chris’s books in stock: You Are Here, Around The World in 92 Minutes and An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.
We are proud to have been chosen as one of only a handful of shops authorised to stock a range of Folio Society books. Beautiful, collectable and a true celebration of books, these are very special editions of some of the greatest works ever written. Next time you are in our shops be sure to have a look.
We have two Book Groups. We welcome new members and are happy for people to come along who are considering joining the group and just wish to experience it first.
Our Ross-on-Wye group meet in the Ross store on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Our Monmouth group meet in the Monmouth store on the 1st Thursday of every month. Details of the meetings and the books we are reading can be found on our book group page here. Read more
It is always good to get feedback from customers, especially of course when it is positive! We were visited recently by Emma Drabble, who posts photos and words on Blipfoto on a daily basis. This great photo and these lovely words are the result of her visit to our shop at the end of January. To see all Emma’s Blipfoto entries visit the site here: http://www.blipfoto.com/farmingemma
Some authors go the extra mile to support booksellers, and artist and author Jackie Morris is perhaps one of the most dedicated. Read about Jackie’s latest idea for International Book Giving Day on February 14th – details here. Jackie regularly visits bookshops around the country, signing her fantastic books, displaying her beautiful artwork , giving drawing classes and reading to avid listeners. Read more