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Latest News - January 2024


Next Book Club title:

In the Blink of an Eye

Thank you so much for all your support in 2023. We hope you all had the Christmases and New Years' you wished for.


Christmas was the usual mix of fun and busyness (with a slightly chaotic undercurrent as befits booksellers) in the shop, as the elves wrapped book subscriptions, Christmas Eve Boxes and myriad presents ordered by loved ones as far away as New Zealand, New York and South Africa for family and friends in the UK. After a bit of a lie down, we're ready for all the exciting events and books coming up (and out) this year!

We've updated our events page and book club pages

with some 2024 dates, but more to come soon! - An Audiobook Alternative

We are often asked for audio books, and whilst some are still available to purchase on CD, numbers have declined in recent years. Up until now, we have directed customers to the Libby and Borrowbox apps, which offer free audiobook downloads for library members, but there are sometimes queues for books, which can put some customers off.


So, now we've signed up to, the of digital audio books! Click here to find out more :)


The Booktime catalogue for January/February is now available on our "Looking for Inspiration?" page.












Contact us to place your order or ask for suggestions - we love hearing from you.  

We'll contact you when your book(s) is ready for collection from the shop.

You can pay prior to collection by bank transfer, by debit or credit card over the phone, or pay when you collect . 

Alternatively, order online through



If you would prefer not to visit the shop to collect your purchases, we offer free delivery to OX10 postcodes, Goring, Streatley and Upper and Lower Basildon. We are also very happy to post books for you (postage charges will apply and there may be delays due to any postal strikes). A gift wrapping service is also available.​

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