If you are looking for something to do this summer join our ‘Bear Hunt’ from now until 25th Aug. Pick up your ‘Bear Hunt’ sheet at the bookshop, and find the ‘Bear’ in 10 shops around Thirsk Market Place…. lots of prizes to be won!
Learn to draw at our Danny Dragon Workshop Sat 10 Aug, 10.30am FREE.
Get the September author events on your Calendar now, with Ripon International Festival. See our link below to the Newsletter.
OFFER on our Book of the Week – RRP £20- we’ve got £2 OFF this week only …. Nadiya Hussain’s ‘Time to Eat’
“You’ll love Nadiya’s brand new cookbook, packed with over 100 time-saving and mouth-watering recipes. WITH ALL THE RECIPES FROM NADIYA’S BBC2 COOKERY SERIES Feeding a family and juggling a busy work load can be really tricky so Nadiya has crafted over 100 recipes that will teach you how to be time-smart in the kitchen.” Penguin Books.
Book Group are enjoying ‘Mob Veggie’ by Ben Lebus. Our Anna says, “This book has proved its worth already, I have used at least 6 of the recipes. My favourite being Tomato & Roasted Pepper Summer Salad!”
From the author of the No.1 Bestseller ‘MOB Kitchen: Feed 4 or more for under £10.’ Having taken the social media world by storm with his 1-minute, how-to-make recipe videos, MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus is back with his second book ‘MOB Veggie’.
Children’s Book of the Week
‘Man on the Moon, A day in the life of Bob’ by Simon Bartram. Of course there aren’t any aliens in space – Bob knows!! This humorous, informative and brilliantly illustrated book will keep you searching for Aliens on every page.
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Book of the Week is ‘The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will be Glad That You Did)’ by Phillipa Perry. Full of sage and sane advice, this is the book that every parent will want to read and every child will wish their parents had.
Children’s Choice of the Week is ‘Ariki and the Island of Wonders’ By Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear. For fans of Moana, a new series for young, newly independent readers. A nail-biting adventure with a strong message about endangered animals and human intervention, and a wonderful partner to Ariki and the Giant Shark.
The Adult Book Group are reading ‘SKYMEADOW’ by Charlie Hart. A gardening memoir for summer reading. “Charlie Hart’s wonderful memoir Skymeadow encapsulates perfectly the healing quality of horticulture” Daily Mail Book of the Year.
Anna’s recommendation – ‘Irreplaceable’ by Julian Hoffman. The fight to save our wild places, Anna says “It is beautifully written and wonderfully hopeful”
Diary dates to remember:- 5th Aug Bear Hunt! 10th Aug Danny Dragon’s Summer Workshop 4th Sept The Yorkshire Shepherdess – Ripon Intl Festival 17 Sept Peter Robinson – Ripon Intl Festival 28 Sept Madeleine Bunting – Ripon Intl Festival
12 fantastic children’s authors visited us this morning, for The Great North Author Tour II.
These 12 authors visited schools yesterday and today they are taking in a tour of North East bookshops … Guisborough Bookshop, Little Ripon Bookshop, Drake the Bookshop, & Forum Books.
A huge thank you to authors – Kerry Drewery, Dan Smith, Gabrielle Kent, Em Lynas, Sally Nicholls, Sarah Todd Taylor, Will Mabbitt, James Nicol, Vashti Hardy, Chloe Daykin, Simon Bartram, & Lorraine Gregory!
An extra big thanks to Richard Drake, of Drake the Bookshop Stockton for organising GNAT II.
8 year old Joe Monaghan came along with his Dad and Brother, to give the authors a Bookmark each. Joe has fundraising for #Freddiesfightand the bookshop are selling his handmade book marks for sell for 50p each.
What a Day!! Please come back next year when the scaffolding will be down!!
Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) is from 15 to 22 June 2019!
IBW 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.
We will be having our own celebrations, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with us. Meet the Author Events, book signings, readings, free give aways …
Sat 15 June Meet children’s author, Jane Clack, signing her new book ‘Discombobulator’ from 10am. The Discombobulator if the ultimate prankster! The moral of the story is “treat others as you would like to be treated”! Come & meet Jane to talk about all things discombobulated.
On Thursday 20 June, at 7pm we’ll have poets at the bookshop, from a flourishing group of local writers. They form the North Yorkshire Stanza of the National Poetry Society. Them meet at the Oak Tree pub in Helperby,hence the name of their anthology ‘Oak Tree Alchemy’. The book is £7, signed copies will be available on the night. A free event.
Sat 22 June Great North Author Tour II, featuring 13 authors who will descend on the bookshop from 10.55am to 11.40am precisely! How many authors can you fit in a bookshop? 13 authors, 5 bookshop visits, and 1 minibus, what a madcap idea, but it will be fun!
Follow @booksaremybag for all things IBW and bookshops!