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The Day War Came – a letter to Parliament

The Day War Came – a letter to Parliament

  We were invited, by writer Nicola Davies and illustrator, Jackie Morris, to organise a project to get 100 copies of a new picture book, called The Day War Came, into Parliament. The purpose is to offer the support of a collective of the country's most prominent...

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We’re finalists for Small Business of the Year!

We’re finalists for Small Business of the Year!

We've some brilliant news! We are beyond delighted to say that we are finalists for Small Business of the Year at Touch FM - and they have also shortlisted us for the Customer Service Award!! We knew we were up for one award, but the other was a big surprise! For...

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Happy 50th Birthday to the Bookshop

Happy 50th Birthday to the Bookshop

This year we’re celebrating because on 21st May 2018 there will have been a bookshop in Kenilworth for 50 years. The shop was set up in 1968 as The Chapter House by Norman Stevens, who still lives and works in the town - and who pops in regularly to see how we are...

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Independent Bookshop of the Year 2018 – Regional Finalists

Independent Bookshop of the Year 2018 – Regional Finalists

Really super excited to announce that for the second year running we are finalists in our region for the British Book Awards, INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OF THE YEAR! If you have enjoyed our shop, if we’ve helped you as an author or illustrator, or supported your school or...

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Author SF Said to visit us at Kenilworth Books!

Author SF Said to visit us at Kenilworth Books!

We are really thrilled that one of our favourite ever authors, SF Said, will be joining us at the shop on 30th November after a day of school events. Many schools look at both Varjak Paw and The Outlaw Varjak Paw in yours 3,4 and 5, and his third novel, Phoenix, is a...

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The History of Abbey Fields, Kenilworth

The History of Abbey Fields, Kenilworth

A new book from local historian, Robin D Leach. We already have a nice long list of people waiting for Robin's latest book - and we're happy to say that this will now be with us in just a couple of days. We are expecting the book to arrive, hot off the press, by...

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Needlefelt workshop – make a fox!

Needlefelt workshop – make a fox!

A one-day adult workshop in needle felting - make a fox! As part of Kenilworth Arts Festival, on Friday 22st September, Karin Celestine of Celestine and the Hare will be running a one day needle felting workshop for adults, in which you can make yourself a beautiful...

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Haiku winners!

Haiku winners!

We've chosen not one, but three winning Haiku from our competition. Very well done to Pippa (10), Teddy (8) and Ray (well over 21!) and thank you for your lovely work. You've each won yourself a £5 book token. We've also sent little packs of fun stuff in...

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