Take a look at our Christmas Catalogue providing inspiration on gifts for everyone this Christmas. With biographies, new fiction, the latest colouring books, pages and pages of ideas for children, and lots more, the catalogue highlights some of the best new books of the year. Ring or email ahead with your order for books from this catalogue and we will prepare your books ready for collection.
New for this year, we are offering gorgeous Christmas Hampers for booklovers. There are adult and children’s versions. Hampers include books, mug, bookmark, notecards, book light and reading journal – all wrapped up with a beautiful big bow. Each hamper is different. Prices range from £50 to £100.
This year’s answer to last year’s Ladybird spoofs, Bruno Vincent brings us the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series in which the Famous Five face a whole new set of challenges. Five Go Gluten Free, Five Give Up the Booze, Five Go Parenting, Five on Brexit Island, Five Go on a Strategy Away Day.
Lashings of jolly good fun for Christmas!
We have now introduced a Book Subscription Service. Choose 3, 6, or 12 months; hardbacks or paperbacks; classics or newly published titles. Lucky recipients will receive books which have been carefully chosen by our experienced bookselling team. Full details available in store.
We have a year-round events programme and 2016 has been full of highlights – click the events tab to look at some of our favourite photos. Next year we have Matthew Hall, Kate Hamer and Keith Stuart coming to Ross, and there are already lots of other events in the pipeline. To see our full events schedule click here or go to our Upcoming Events page. We encourage you to buy tickets in advance as our events do sell out.
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.
Bestselling author and bookshop devotee, James Patterson has donated a total of £500,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland, and we are delighted to have received one of these grants in the second round of donations. Look out for new hanging signs and A-frames featuring our ‘reading boy’ logo at both our shops.
Some authors go the extra mile to support booksellers, and artist and author Jackie Morris is perhaps one of the most dedicated. 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
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 2014.