Signed copies available of ‘Roots’ by Michelin-starred Chef, Tommy Banks

We were very lucky that Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks took time out of his very busy schedule, to come and do his 1st Official Book Signing event of his new book ‘Roots’.IMG_6362

What a fab week  Tommy Banks had, as he was on BBC1 Master Chef, in the Yorkshire Post Mag, announced the opening of a new restaurant in York, plus the launch of his new book ‘Roots’.

We had early morning queues to meet Tommy. Tommy was a delight to meet, and there was a relaxed atmosphere as he signed the book and chatted to customers. Tommy Banks has inspired both young & experienced chefs, some of whom came to meet him in Tommy B signedThirsk. Tommy has been inspired by the produce from his family farm in Oldstead and only uses seasonal food in his cooking, championing Yorkshire & his family business at The Black Swan, Oldstead, more signed copies are available at the bookshop. Tel 01845 524353, or e-mail sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk for your signed copy of the book.  IMG_6377IMG_2903IMG_2908IMG_6352IMG_6361

 

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An Evening with Gemma Hogg 19 April, tickets still available!

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Latest April News & Events are here!

LATEST April News & Events, get your diaries out, book your tickets, tell your friends ….

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS:    http://mailchi.mp/c50ae14c0c77/april-news-events

Thurs 12 April – Book Signing Event with Michelin Star Chef, Tommy Banks (time to be confirmed), a FREE event.  Tommy will be signing copies of his latest book ‘Roots’.

Thurs 19 April - An Evening with Gemma Hogg, in conversation with James Hogg, talking about her new book ‘Stable Lass’. Tickets £5 redeemable against a copy of the book. 7.30pm start.

Sat 21 April – Book Signing Event with Mary Jayne Baker, ‘A Bicycle Made For Two’, from 11am to 12 noon, a FREE event.

Thurs 21 JuneShore 2 Shore with 4 Poets Laureate, at St Mary’s Church,  Thirsk, doors open 7pm starts 7.30pm. Tickets £20 redeemable against a copy of ‘Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse’.

 

 

 

 

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Book choices this week 26 March… some great reads!

Book of the Week, ‘The 50 Things: Lessons for When You Feel Lost, Love Dad’ by Peter Dunne, £8.99
Praise for The 50 Things, “This book is that rare thing: a non-preachy and super-helpful guide. Every page made me smile and some laugh aloud.” Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl.My incredible kniting nana
 
Children’s Choice of the Week, ‘My Incredible Knitting Nana’ by Rowena Blyth. Nana loves to knit. She just can’t help herself.
One very cold winter, Nana sets off on a journey to help the freezing penguins in Antarctica, but very quickly her well-intended crusade spiral into chaos!
 
Anna’s reading, ‘The Wood – The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood’ by John Lewis-Stempel. Twice winer of the Wainwright Prize.
Anna says “Like all his books it is an absolute delight, & the book cover is beautiful”the wood cover.jpg.rendition.460.707#
 
“Indisputably, one of the best nature-writers of his generation” (Country Life)BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’
 
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We’re one of the Best Indie Bookshops UK & Ireland

We got a nice little mention in the i news by Philip Jones, an interesting article…

https://inews.co.uk/culture/best-independent-bookshops-uk-ireland/

Great to see so many vital indie bookshops keeping our high streets busy!

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Book choices this week 19 March

Book of the Week is ‘Bookworm, A Memoir of Childhood Reading. by Lucy Mangan, £14.99.
‘Passionate, witty, informed, and gloriously opinionated’ Jacqueline Wilson
‘Beautiful and moving… It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people’ Marian Keyes book worm lucy mangan

Children’s Choice of the Week, Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland. “This is a contemporary and fun take on the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, created by an incredible picture book partnership. With a playful rhyming story by Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle’s entertaining illustrations, Little Red Reading Hood will inspire children, and adults, about the magic of books and reading.”

The Book Group are reading ‘Grief is the thing with feathers’ by Max Porter (Poetry).

Yvonne’s Choice ‘the Other Mrs Walker, by Mary Paulson-Ellis. “This compelling story, set in 1921 to 2011, reveals the secrets of a group of women whose pasts are strangely connected”
‘One of the strongest debuts of the year’ Herald
‘Full of twists and turns’ Independent
‘A wonderful, inventive debut . . . I can’t wait to see what this author has up her sleeve next’ Fanny Blake, Daily Mail.

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LATEST NEWS … Author Events coming very soon

We have a great programme of Author Events coming up this spring:-

Thurs 12 April – Book Signing Event with Michelin Star Chef, Tommy Banks (time to be confirmed), a FREE event.  Tommy will be signing copies of his latest book ‘Roots’.

Thurs 19 April - An Evening with Gemma Hogg, in conversation with James Hogg, talking about her new book ‘Stable Lass’. Tickets £5 redeemable against a copy of the book. 7.30pm start.

Sat 21 April – Book Signing Event with Mary Jayne Baker, ‘A Bicycle Made For Two’, from 11am to 12 noon, a FREE event.

Thurs 21 JuneShore 2 Shore with 4 Poets Laureate, at St Mary’s Church,  Thirsk, doors open 7pm starts 7.30pm. Tickets £20 redeemable against a copy of ‘Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse’.

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Book Choices of the Week 12 March

Book of the Week … Shepherd of Another Flock by David Wilbourne. As the newly appointed Vicar of Helmsley, David was looking forward to working in this picturesque market town, set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Admittedly the vicarage, which dated back to the twelfth century, was extremely cold and damp. And not all of his parishioners were impressed by his new-fangled ways. But with the help of the irrepressible Father Bert, a retired cleric and one-time Tail End Charlie, David set about winning over the townsfolk.shephers of another flock

Children’s Choice of the Week  … Lets Look Series, spot and learn, stick and play books, on gardens, birds, trees & nature £4.95 each for ages 5 to 8 years old.Lets Look Series

Anna recommends Bleaker House by Nell Stevens ” An author travels to far off Falklands to write a novel and it doesn’t quite work out!”

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March news from your Regional Finalist!

ALL THE LATEST  March News – see our Mother’s Day treats, & “gis’ a leg up” for Indie Bookseller of the Year 2018 with a link to vote for us on the online form it is only available until 15 March –  

https://www.thebookseller.com/tell-us-about-your-favourite-…

Click on the link below for the March newsletter -

http://mailchi.mp/02a9f884bf07/march-news

Plus Shore to Shore with Poet Laureate’s coming to Thirsk in June, also Easter opening hours, Children’s Storytime, Poetry @2pm, & Café news.

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World Book Day ‘rollover’!

World Book Day 2018

We welcomed very well behaved pupils from Roecliffe Primary School to the BookCafe for a ‘rollover’ World Book Day’ as last week it was cancelled due to heavy snow.

The children enjoyed story time in our story room with Yvonne dressed as The White Rabbit, juice and biscuits in our café, some World Book Day activities and choosing books for their school library. @worldbookday

We hope you enjoyed #WorldBookDay in the snow?!  You can use your World Book Vouchers HERE until 25th March! Happy reading.Weather Social Media

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