Book choices this week 6/8/18

Book of the Week – ‘A Country to Call Home: An anthology on the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers’ by Lucy Popescu, £9.99
From the editor of A Country of Refuge comes an anthology of new writing on one of the defining issues of our time. Focusing on the fate of refugee children and young adults, it is aimed at children and adult readers alike, and features work from Michael Morpurgo, Eoin Colfer, Kit de Waal and Simon Armitage among many others.

Children’s Choice of the week – ‘Looking for Yesterday’ by Alison Jay, suitable for children from age 4 years. A charming Picture book. Grandad helps Boy discover that tomorrow can be as good as yesterday.

A country to call home – Anna is reading and loving ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste NG.

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Vacancy Cafe Assistant, Part Time, Weekend Job

White Rose BookCafe – Vacancy for Cafe Assistant Permanent, Part  time, Weekend Job –  Job description – Cafe Assistant

Company: White Rose Books

Location: Thirsk, Yorkshire YO71ET

Industry: Retail/Catering

Status: Part time

Relevant work experience: Less than 1 year

Education level: GCSE / Scottish or equivalent

Hours of work : Permanent contract– Part Time, Weekend Job

About us: White Rose BookCafe is an award-winning bookshop and coffee bar with a Terrace garden, in Thirsk. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a high standard of personal service, a blend of great coffee, books, gifts and cards in relaxing, attractive surroundings, indoors and outdoors.

Customer Service: The suitable applicant should be able to work from 9.30am to 5pm, within the café you will be serving light lunches, serving customers, plus clearing tables, & washing up. You will be required to offer a

professional, friendly and efficient service to our customers, undertake cleaning duties at the end of the day & ensuring compliance to company policies and current legislation.

 

Duties: Serving the light lunch menu, and serving drinks, cakes & other snacks. Clearing away tables and washing up, cleaning all areas in the kitchen & café at the end of the day. You will be trained in awareness of food hygiene standards and compliance to maintain our 5* rating.

Personal qualities required: The suitable person must be willing to work as part of our team, & willing to promote sales to increase turnover and raise the profile of the shop & café. You should have a cheerful disposition, a conscientious, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ working style, a friendly and helpful manner with all staff members and

customers.  They should be able to work with minimal supervision, have good interpersonal and

customer facing skills, good oral communication skills and an ability to communicate at all

levels.  Catering experience would be beneficial but not essential as training will be given.  They should also be flexible and willing to adapt in a busy environment.

To apply please send or drop off your  CV, or collect an application form from the Bookshop

FAO Sue Lake, 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1ET or e-mail sue@whiterosebooks.co.uk

 

 

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Book of the Week 30 July

Book of the Week – The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize.The English Patient

Children’s Choice of the Week – A First Book Of The Sea, by Nicola Davies, illustrated by local artist, Emily Sutton. A gorgeous book!

Book Group recommendation – I Am, I Am, I Am by Magie O’Farrell.

“I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O’Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book.” Ann PatchettI Am I Am I Am

Staff Book Choice – Morning: How To Make Time: A Manifesto by Allan Jenkins. Anna says “Dawn is an enchanted world, we just need a bit of help to find it and appreciate it! Beautiful writing!”Morning

“This is my manifesto for morning.  There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today’s world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don’t need to chase the day.” Allan Jenkins

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Join the Where’s Wally Hunt this Saturday 28 July!

Kids will love our Where’s Wally Competition!
Pick up an entry form from us & join the Where’s Wally Competition, on Sat 28 July, tell us where you spotted Wally, in 9 local shop windows in Thirsk.

Pop back here with your completed entry form, with names of the shops where you saw Wheres WallyWally, and get a sticker.

Also, there is a chance to win a poster if you spot lost items of Wally’s in the Book Cafe.
You will then be entered into our Prize Draw for the chance to win a Where’s Wally Book.

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LATEST Summer & Autumn news!

LATEST Summer & Autumn News, click the link below:-

https://mailchi.mp/59134c2e0670/white-rose-bookcafe-summer-autumn-news

Brief Diary of Events:-

Sat 21 Jul, 7pm Peter Robinson talks about his new book ‘Careless Love’ in the Book Cafe. Tickets £3, still available, tel 01845 524353.

Tues 14 Aug, 2pm Meet author & philosopher Damon Young, signing copies of ‘The Art of Reading’ and drinking tea in the Book Cafe.

Sun 9 Sept, 2.30pm meet Salley Vickers at The Old Deanery Ripon, talk with Q&A on her book ‘The Librarian’. In conjunction with Ripon International Festival.

Fri 14 Sept, 2.30pm Celebrity author, Kate Atkinson ‘In Conversation’ at Ripon Spa Hotel. Ticket holders get £5 off the new book ‘Transcription’.

The Vets are BACK …

Date in Saturday 22 Sept 11am to 1pm, meet Julian Norton who will be signing copies of his new book ‘The Diary of a Yorkshire Vet’. Pre-order your signed copy now.

Thurs 18 Oct, 7.30pm to 9pm, Book Launch Party, meet Peter Wright, who will be launching his new book ‘The Yorkshire Vet – in the Footsteps of Herriot’. Pre-order your signed copy now.

For further information tel: 01845 524353 or e-mail sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk.Poster summer autumn events 2018 2

 

 

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Give British bookshops cultural exemptions from business rates

High Street bookselling is under pressure. Unless the inequities in the business rates system is addressed, 275 towns in this country could lose their bookshops

Please sign the petition – mel.stride.mp@parliament.uk: Give British bookshops cultural exemptions from business rates – Sign the Petition! via

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High Street bookselling is under pressure. Unless the inequities in the business rates system is addressed, 275 towns in this country could lose their bookshops

Bookshops enjoy none of the financial benefits that are afforded to Amazon, and yet they give so much back and they play by the rules… as caring employers and by paying their dues to the exchequer

Bookshops are Wealth-Creators… Every £1 spent in a bookshop generates a further £1.91 in the local economy. Together the booksellers of Britain contribute £1.9 billion to the UK economy

Bookshops are Jobs Creators… Employing 24,000 people directly and supporting a further 22,000 jobs in the wider industry

Bookshops Pay Their Taxes… The amount contributed to the exchequer by booksellers each year is enough to pay the salaries of 5,000 fully qualified nurses

Bookshops are Cultural Assets… They launch and build the careers of authors; they champion reading for pleasure and affect lives; they are pivotal in their communities; they bring vitality to their high streets

Business Rates dispensation has been given to pubs in recognition of their community value with qualifying pubs getting a £1,000 discount on their annual rates

Booksellers bring both community value and cultural value to their towns and should be given the same exception

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Shore 2 Shore, Poetry Show is THIS WEEK for Independent Bookshop Week!

OUR BIG EVENT OF THE WEEK & BOOK OF THE WEEK

‘Off the Shelf – A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse’ edited by Carol Ann Duffy £8.99 or FREE when you purchase a Off Tthe Shelf Poetry Anthologyticket (£20) for Shore 2 Shore our unique Poetry Show, this Thurs 21, 7pm at St Mary’s Church, Thirsk.

So much going on here this month, and so excited for Shore2Shore. Here’s a summary of most of what is coming up in the next couple of weeks ……

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK 16-23 JUNE

 During Independent Bookshop Week LOOK OUT FOR offers & exclusives all week!  

  • Celebrating our Book Award, Adult & Children’s Shortlist – Winners announced 15th June (pick up a bookmark to see our shortlist).
  • Book Signing with children’s author ~ JANE CLACK on Sat 16 June, 10.30am, signing Hilda the Hippo & Oscar the Osprey, a FREE event, all welcome!
  • Great North Author Tour on Sat 16 June, from 2.45pm to 3.15pm, join us in our Author Tour Extravaganza. 4 authors, 6 bookshops and lots of books to be signed and taken away by you, dear customer! Chris Callaghan, Chloe Daykin, Em Lynas and Dan Smith will be visiting us as part of a county wide tour!
  • FREE ‘Tiger Who Came to Tea’ Tote Bags
  • FREE Children’s Storytime every Friday 10am in our colourful Story Room
  • poster Thirsk 21 June draft

 

 

 

 

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Books of the Week 5 June

Book of the Week – ‘Relish – My Life on a Plate’ by Prue Leith, £20, we have some SIGNED COPIES available.
 
Children’s Book of the Week – ‘The Wild Folk’ by Sylvia V Linsteadt… A timeless adventure filled with wonder, this is the first book in the magical Stargold Chronicles.
 
“Environmental and dystopian themes run through this wondrous story, while the wildness of Farallone and bravery and determination of Tin and Comfrey will surely find a place in every reader’s heart.” BookTrust
 
The Book Group are reading ‘This is Going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay.relish the wild folk
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June & July offers & news

HERE’S THE LATEST OFFERS & NEWS FOR JUNE & JULY

https://mailchi.mp/fe014fe8d39d/june-july-offers-news

 

 

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An Evening with Peter Robinson

An Evening with Peter Robinson, Sat 21st July, in the BookCafe from 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)PETER ROBINSON CARELESS LOVE E MAIL IBOTY 1sIJKT387m4caZdcz8B1R5ya

We are delighted to welcome back Peter Robinson for a Talk with Q&A followed by a book signing, of his new hardback ‘Careless Love’ (DCI Banks 25, £20 rrp).

From Peter’s Website:-   “Banks and his team find themselves with two suspicious deaths. One involves the apparent suicide of a young local student, whose body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn’t own a car. Didn’t even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why?

The other case concerns a man in his sixties found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post mortem findings indicate that he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie’s father’s new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants, and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.”

Tickets £3 each includes Welcome drink and is redeemable against a signed copy of the book.

Tel: 01845 524353 to reserve your copy of his latest book.FB POSTER Peter Robinson July 2

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