Independent Bookshop Week – IBW Book Award, Sue was a judge!


Independent Bookshop Week 18-25 June …. Sue was a Judge see her here ‪#‎IBW2016‬ Book Award,  with BA President, Rosamund de la Hey, Guardian Columnist Claire Armistead, author Emma Healey and Foyles bookseller Simon Heafield.

our latest Press Release …..

White Rose BookCafe celebrate Independent Bookshop Week

 Award winning White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk are set to mark the 10th Anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week from 18 to 25 June, with an interesting selection of events for everyone: Afternoon Tea with thriller writer Jean Harrod; Where’s Wally? Ultimate Giant Colouring challenge; a fund raising Art Exhibition and a free prize draw every day!

deadly-Deceit-front cover -CV-900x600You can enjoy an enthralling Afternoon Tea with thriller writer Jean Harrod, on Saturday June 25, from 3pm to 4pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and meet local author Jean Harrod over tea and biscuits, she is a former diplomat and engaging speaker.  Jean has had posts at embassies in China, Indonesia, the Caribbean and East Berlin. She will talk about her fast-moving thrillers Deadly Diplomacy and Deadly Deceit.  Tickets £2 each includes tea or filter coffee and biscuit.

Plus there is ‘Where’s Wally? The Ultimate Colouring Challenge!”  the world’s favourite children’s book character in a red-and-white bobble hat, striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is once again travelling the country, including a visit to White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk.

Launching at the beginning of Independent Bookshop Week, Wally fans will be able to bring busy scenes to life by colouring in a giant Where’s Wally? Colouring Challenge wall where kids, parents and Wally fans of all ages can grab pens and pencils and join in the amazing colouring adventure.  Can they find Wally (now even trickier in black and white) and his lost colouring pencil too?  Those who enter can win eye-boggling stickers and activity sheets.

In celebration of Wally’s longevity and popularity, Walker Books is teaming up with the ibw wallyBooksellers Association’s Independent Bookshop Week and Books Are campaign and independent bookshops across the country, including White Rose BookCafe here in Thirsk, to have fun and encourage people to visit independent bookshops.

Alan Read & SueThirsk Art Group members and Alan Read are hosting an Art Exhibition & sale in the BookCafe, raising funds in aid of the Retinal Fund Appeal for South Tees Hospital.  Customers can view and buy paintings donated by the local amateur artists from £1 top £30.  Alan read had a successful operation which restored his sight in his left eye, after 40 years following a cricket accident.  To thank the Team at South Tees Hospital, Alan has decided to hold the exhibition in aid of the Retinal Fund Appeal.  Sue Lake, Bookshop owner said ‘We are excited to host this eclectic mix of events for Independent Bookshop Week, and want to encourage more people to come and see our vibrant town and bookshop”, she continued “we are delighted to be able to exhibit and sell local art from Thirsk Art Group and help Alan raise funds for the Retinal Fund Appeal”

For more information on Independent Bookshop Week, call Sue Lake at White Rose BookCafe on 01845 524353 or email IBW mosaic



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