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Latest News - December 2023


Signed copies - an excellent Christmas gift!

We regularly update the list of signed copies on the website, but as we get limited numbers, please do check with us before making a special journey especially as these are extremely popular as Christmas gifts!

We often get special indie bookshop editions too!

Photo from the shop - not all these are signed! - 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 :)

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas catalogues are available in the shop or the virtual versions can be found here.

The Booktime catalogue for November/December is available on our "Looking for Inspiration?" page.

If you are looking for children's books, have a read of the list of 15 recommendations we recently provided to Muddy Stilettos (Bucks and Oxon) on their website - just a tiny fraction of the children's books available in the shop.

We are, of course, happy to provide you with suggestions in the shop! 












Key Dates

Monday 11th December

Last date for ordering subscriptions online and for all email / postal orders.


Monday 18th December

Last day to order face to face or by telephone to ensure collection before Christmas.


Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday, 23rd December - 9am to 4pm

Sunday, 24th December - 9am to 2pm

25th - 29th December - Closed

Saturday, 30th December - 9am to 4pm

Monday 1st January - Closed

Open as normal from 2nd January 

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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