Independent Bookshop Week 15-22 June 2019

Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) is from 15 to 22 June 2019!

IBW is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.

We will be having our own celebrations, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with us. Meet the Author Events, book signings, readings, free give aways …

Sat 15 June Meet children’s author, Jane Clack, signing her new book ‘Discombobulator’ from 10am. The Discombobulator if the ultimate prankster! The moral of the story is “treat others as you would like to be treated”! Come & meet Jane to talk about all things discombobulated.

On Thursday 20 June, at 7pm we’ll have poets at the bookshop, from a flourishing group of local writers. They form the North Yorkshire Stanza of the National Poetry Society. Them meet at the Oak Tree pub in Helperby,hence the name of their anthology ‘Oak Tree Alchemy’. The book is £7, signed copies will be available on the night. A free event.

Sat 22 June Great North Author Tour II, featuring 13 authors who will descend on the bookshop from 10.55am to 11.40am precisely! How many authors can you fit in a bookshop? 13 authors, 5 bookshop visits, and 1 minibus, what a madcap idea, but it will be fun!

Follow @booksaremybag for all things IBW and bookshops!

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Latest news is here …

See our latest summer & autumn events, lots coming up in June too!

https://mailchi.mp/e3c1252f9309/summer-autumn-news

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An Evening with Carol Drinkwater

Our window for Carol Drinkwater’s event with us, is ready. Plus, sunshine to match, as we look forward to this evening (23 May).

Tickets(£10) include a copy of her new novel ‘The House on the Edge of the Cliff’.

Carol will be talking about and reading from her book, followed by a Q&A then book signing. Doors open 7pm, event starts 7.30pm.

A selection of her other books will also be available on the night, so all your summer reading is sorted!😎☀️📚📚📚. Tel 01845 523353 for details. A bientot, from the Yorkshire Riviera…

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Meet Northumberland Farmer, Sally Urwin & Mabel the Lamb!

We are hoping to win Profile Books ‘Best Dressed Window Competition ‘ so author, Sally Urwin will name one of her lambs after our bookshop!

Sally will be here on Monday May 6 from 11am to 12.30 signing copies of her new book ‘A Farmer’s Diary: A Year at High House Farm.

You can come along and meet Mabel the lamb, and Sally, it’s a free event. Ask Sally about life on the farm, her book and her lambs, she will be only too happy to chat and answer your questions, as long as Mabel doesn’t escape and skip around the bookshop!

Sally & Mabel!
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Book News this week 11th April

Book of the Week is ‘Island Song’ by Madeleine Bunting (author of The Plot). From ‘AbeBooks “Written with emotional acuity and passionate intensity, Island Song speaks of the moral complexities living with the enemy and the messy reality of human relationships in a tightly knit community.”

Children’s Choice this week ‘Caterpillar and Bean’ by Martin Jenkins & Illustrated by Hannah Tolson. The perfect introduction to growing and life-cycles for young children.

Book Group are reading ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ by Wendy Mitchell. Dementia through the eyes and words of the author, who was diagnosed with dementia at age 58.
‘Revelatory’ Guardian,
‘A miracle’ Telegraph, 
‘Remarkable’ Daily Mail, 
‘A landmark book’ Financial Times

Staff Choice – Anna is looking forward to the release of ‘Underland’ by Robert Macfarlane in early May.

The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways

Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet…

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** NEW ** Spring events

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‘Spotlight’ on our business

Thirsk Business Association has put the ‘Spotlight’ on us this month, an intersting article, link below:-

https://thirsk4business.co.uk/spotlight-4?fbclid=IwAR0WY_-yuSxI-6xWFnivJRpxUgHnCwzOUGS8GLKh-bvzdxJcApnDPJK6Qds

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Coastal Walks in N Yorkshire

We’ve got some lovely coastal and country walks near here. You might like to stop off in Thirsk on route to some of these lovely places.

Info care of North York Moors Website:-

Take yourself on a journey along the North York Moors coastline to experience more of what this area has to offer. Each section of this special stretch of coast has a story to tell and we’ve captured them in a series of ambles, available for you to download and take with you on your day out by the sea.

https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/north-york-moors-coast/coastal-ambles

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PETER WRIGHT, The Yorkshire Vet book signing

We are very excited to be welcoming Peter once again, to do a book signing of his new paperback book ‘The Yorkshire Vet, in the Footsteps of Herriot‘ .

Peter will be chatting to customers and signing the books from 11am on Saturday 23rd March. Free event, all welcome.

tel: 01845 524353 to preorder.

Unable to visit us on Saturday? Do not miss out and order your Signed copy Online: https://www.whiterosebooks.com/order/

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World Book Day

World Book Day get youngsters reading

Well-read pupils from a leading North Yorkshire School have been inspired to share a story on World Book Day (Thurs 7 March) thanks to our award-winning independent bookshop.

Over 100 pupils from Cundall Manor School visited us across 2 days to receive a hands-on lesson in all things to coincide with World Book Day.

Key Stage 2 pupils visited the award-winning White Rose Book Café for a series of interactive and fun workshops including story-time, working with staff at the shop and writing their own story. The pupils then had the chance to enjoy choosing a book as part of a further nationwide initiative.

Amanda Kirby, Joint Head at the school, said: “World Book Day is one of the highlights of our term and it is a fabulous opportunity to encourage a life-long love of reading.”

“For many of our pupils, this is a great way to get interested in a new author or try a genre which they may not have tried before.”

She added: “The fact that we can work with a local bookshop of such high quality who inspire such a love of reading is a great asset for the school.”

Sue Lake, Owner of the White Rose Book Café, said: “It was lovely to see Cundall Manor children sharing their excitement about books and stories in a proper bookshop.”

She added: “World Book Day is all about reading for pleasure and the variety of books they chose reflects the quality and variety of childrens’ books today.”

To round off the day the children enjoyed a homemade cake and refreshments from the café.

Thank you to Mr P Swalwell, Publicity Officer, Cundall Manor School

Pupils from Cundall Manor School enjoy World Book Day
Sue Lake with pupils on World Book Day

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