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:-

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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.

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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:

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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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Mothers Day 31 March

It’s never too soon to treat your Mum! 
So we have our Mothers Day Cafe offer available now, come & try our Special Cream Tea.

You could even come & have a practise run & treat yourself!

We have also got a great selection of cards and gift ideas.

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Walk – North York Moors National Park.

Levisham Moor and the Hole of Horcum

Be prepared for grand landscapes and big views on this North York Moors classic. Starting with the dramatic panorama from Saltergate over the Hole of Horcum, the 5-mile scenic walk follows a prominent track over Levisham Moor, past important archaeological remains. There’s a possible diversion to the stunning viewpoint of Skelton Tower, after which the route drops into the rocky ravine of Dundale Griff and returns along the valley to the Hole of Horcum, climbing back out at Saltergate. 5 miles or 7 miles.

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