So pleased this great book is now out in paperback, I read it in the summer on my extended holiday on San Francisco. It couldn’t be further from that great city as it’s set in the incredibly atmospheric Iceland. The story of a young murderess, who is housed with a family to await her execution and the priest who is challenged with her redemption. It’s a period thriller with a difference. I thoroughly recommend it

We are very excited that our lovely local author Alexia Casale’s first book ‘The Bone Dragon’ has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Childrens Award. Bone Dragon


Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

Would you be interested in a great fundraising event for your charity or school?
Janet organised one for her choir in Seer Green at the weekend, and raised over £1000
We can help you to do the same.
Crime writer Ann Cleeves, author of the televion series Vera Stanhope, has adapted one of her novels ‘The Glass House’ for use by bookshops and libraries.
We can provide you with all the facilities you need, all you need is 4 aspiring thespians to play the suspects and 1 other to co-ordinate the evening. Statements, forensic reports and the all important confession, are all part of the pack.
We will supply Ann’s books for the evening at a discount to you, so that will boost your proceeds.
If you would like to talk about the possibilty and the logistics, then please pop in or call Janet at the shop.

Upcoming Events

We have 2 fab upcoming events in the next couple of months


Thursday 13th February – 7.30 Chorleywood Library

Graeme Simsion will be talking about his new book ‘The Rosie Project’ which has been generating a lot of press. Don TIlman is a professor of genetics and is using his skill to find the ‘perfect’ wife! A sweet funny rom-com. Tickets £10 to include the book

Friday 21st February – 7.30 Chorleywood Memorial Hall

We are delighted and a little bit nervous to welcome John Mitchinson the Director of Research on the popular TV show QI. He is running a quiz for us, so come along and have a fun evening. Tickets are £20 to include a light supper and a copy of the book.

Our Christmas Bestsellers

We are delighted with out Top 10 bestsellers over the Christmas period

It shows that as a staunchly independent shop, we have our own market here with a wide cross section of titles.

Here’s the list

1) Best of Matt

2) Tom Kerridge Proper Pub Food

3) Capital – John Lanchester

4) Stoner – John L Williams

5) Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan

6) Urban Rajah’s Curry Memoirs – Ivor Peters

7) Dear Life – Alice Munro

8) Keep Calm & Get a Cat – Susan Mcmullan

9) Private Eye Annual

10) Alex Ferguson My Autobiography


Stories from the COLD!


Hosting Ranulph Fiennes was a delight – an interview format was skillfully lead by Conn Iggulden and with over  600 attendees a fantastic start to the Literary Festival. Terry Wogan is on Saturday and we are all very excited for that.

Signed copies of Cold – by Ranulph Fiennes available from the bookshop or online from the Signed Copies page