Meet & Greet, Julian Norton of the Popular TV series ‘The Yorkshire Vets’, will launch his new paperback book here on Thurs 22 Oct from 1pm to 2.30pm.
‘A Yorkshire Vet, The next Chapter’ tracks Julian’s work around the beautiful North York Moors and around the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Dales.
Julian will be signing copies of all his books, ‘A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons’, Horses, Heifeers & Hairy Pigs, the Life of a Yorkshire vet’, ‘On call with a Yorkshire Vet’ and ‘The Diary of a Yorkshire Vet’.
** Book your time slot to ‘Meet & Greet’ Julian ** tel 01845 524353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Plus Pre order your SIGNED copy today
NB: Strict social distancing will be adhered to, you are required to wear a mask at all times whilst in the bookshop, thank you for your cooperation.
We celebrated National Bookshop Day 3.10.20, and we can hardly believe that we’ve been here doing our thing for 25 years. Thank you to all our lovely customers, friends and supporters for keeping us going, especially this year.
COMPETITION winners are Kathryn Walker and Lisa Webster, congratulations!
Link to our latest news
letter – https://mailchi.mp/f6f34003f2d0/25th-anniversary
This Saturday, 3rd October it’s our 25th Anniversary of
trading in Thirsk & National Bookshop Day & we are celebrating!
Join us on Social Media for a chance to win a mini book
hamper, call in to say ‘Hi’ and look out for some surprise freebies in store.
We are delighted to still be here & want to thank all our
customers, suppliers, friends, supporters, family and especially our fabulous
Team at the BookCafe!
Please spread the word and ask your friends to follow us on
one or all of our social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram .
A Promised Land, by Barack Obama, to be published in the UK on 17 November
“The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.
The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes. The first volume, titled A Promised Land, is scheduled for global release on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and will be issued simultaneously in 25 languages. The news was announced today by Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, which acquired world rights to the highly anticipated work. Dohle also announced the book cover image.
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy” from Penguin Publishers website.
We’re having a bit of a Yorkshire theme this week, what with the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small starting on Channel 5 tonight (Tues 1st Sept) at 9pm & we’ve got a good shelf full of the delightful books by James Herriot.
In our Cafe the Yorkshire theme continues, you can enjoy a White Rose Savoury Tea (open until 3.30pm), it’s a tasty Yorkshire Cheese Scone, with mature cheese & red onion chutney, & a cup of Yorkshire Tea or Filter Coffee, made with water from Yorkshire, served by Yorkshire lasses (mostly!) with Yorkshire accents (also mostly!)
Plus we’ve got a great new selection of Calendars featuring lots of beautiful Yorkshire coast & countryside.
** MORE NEWS, THIS WEEK – Super Thursday 3rd Sept **
We have many new titles which will be available from Thursday, see picture below. Pre order your copy by telephoning 01845 524353 or e-mail email@example.com.
“Bookshops across the UK and Ireland are preparing for the first of three “Super Thursdays” this Autumn, with 600 new hardbacks due to hit the shelves on Thursday 3 September, a 28 per cent increase on the equivalent day last year.
With many book releases having been pushed back until the Autumn due to COVID-19, bookshops are now gearing up for a bumper Autumn, with thousands of books set to be released. Authors with books published on the first big day of new releases of the Autumn include: Nadiya Hussain, Lauren Child, Caitlin Moran, Richard Osman, Ant and Dec, Will Young, Raynor Winn, Pinch of Nom, and Ruth Jones.
Bookstores across the country have worked hard to create safe shopping environments for browsers; creating just one more reason for book lovers to #ChooseBookshops this Autumn ” from The Booksellers Association.
STAY SAFE & please enter the BookCafe through the main door, & follow the one way system around the bookshop. Hand Sanitiser is available foryour use on entering the bookshop. There is a sneeze screen at the payment desk. Please use contactless payment if possible.
ORDER – Want to place an order for books, coffee, cake or
gifts? You can order/collect or for non food/drink items order/post. tel
Anna recommends these 2 interesting books to reconnect you & your family with nature ….
Dancing with Bees, by Brigit Strawbridge Howard SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE. A naturalist’s passionate dive into the lives of bees (of all stripes)—and the natural world in her own backyard.
“In this timely and personal book, celebrated nature writer Patrick Barkham draws on his own experience as a parent and a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. Unfolding over the course of a year of snowsuits, muddy wellies, and sunhats, Wild Child is both an intimate story of children finding their place in natural world, and a celebration of the delight we can all find in even modest patches of green.” Taken from Granta Publishing website.
‘A must-read for all Britain’s naturalists’ Chris Packham
Save the date: Independent Bookshop Week 2020 will take place 20 – 27 June. Independent Bookshop Week 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. Follow @booksaremybag for all things Independent Bookshop Week and bookshops!
NB: OPENING from 1-8 June order & collect only, doors closed. From Thurs 11th June bookshop open to customers Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am to 4pm, doors open. Mondays order & collect only for now.
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2020 INDIE BOOK AWARDS
Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Damian Barr are among the writers shortlisted by independent booksellers for the Indie Book Awards 2020. Spanning four categories of fiction, children’s fiction, picture book and a new non-fiction prize, the shortlists were announced today (15th May). The winners will be chosen by a panel of indie booksellers, authors and industry influencers and announced on 26th June during Independent Bookshop Week.
FICTION SHORTLIST – The Offing by Benjamin Myers (Bloomsbury) – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak (Penguin) – You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr (Bloomsbury) – Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (Picador) – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Corsair) – Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Penguin)
– Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner (Hodder & Stoughton) – War Doctor by David Nott (Picador) – The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold (Black Swan) – Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The Ones Who Run Our World by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (Mudlark) – Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem (Bloomsbury) – No Win Race by Derek A Bardowell (Mudlark)
CHILDREN’S FICTION SHORTLIST
– Toffee by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury) – Deeplight by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books) – Chinglish: An Almost Entirely True Story by Sue Cheung (Andersen Press) – The Star Outside my Window by Onjali Q. Rauf (Orion Children’s Books) – The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll (Faber & Faber) – The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson (Usborne)
PICTURE BOOK SHORTLIST
– Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai (Two Hoots) – Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker & Zoe Persico (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) – Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) – Alfie on Holiday by Shirley Hughes (Puffin Books) – I’m Sticking With You by Smriti Halls and Steve Small (Simon & Schuster) – Franklin and Luna Go To The Moon by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Katie Harnett (Thames & Hudson)