An Event and Our Recommendations for Earth Day 2021🌎🌱

On Earth Day, Thursday 22nd April, at 6.30pm, there will be a special event with author and Iceland MD Richard Walker in an online debate with naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham to discuss the role corporate activism should play in the fight against climate change.

To attend this event, buy your copy of Richard Walker’s The Green Grocer from us by phone (01822 617244) or email ( Alternatively, you can buy your copy from our online shop. You will receive a link to the event via email on the day.

Earth Day Reads: Take a look at our list of books on the wonders of our planet and what we can do to save it here .

Reopening Our Doors

We are really looking forward to reopening on Monday 12th April. We will be open from Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm and will be asking that our customers wear their masks in the shop and use the hand sanitiser provided. We will have screens and distancing stickers around the shop to ensure it is a safe and pleasant browsing environment for you.

If you can’t make it down to Book Stop, we are still operating a postal delivery service- just give us a ring on 01822 617244 and we can send your order to you.

You can also get books delivered to your door through our online shop – take a look here.

Thank you for all of your support over the lockdowns- we cannot wait to welcome you back!

Pre-Order Your Signed Copy of Richard Osman’s Forthcoming Book!

Richard Osman’s sequel to the bestselling The Thursday Murder Club, The Man Who Died Twice, is coming later this year…

It’s the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He’s made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians.

Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

Order your exclusive signed copy from us by phone (01822 617244) or email ( while stocks last. The Man Who Died Twice will be published on the 16th of September.

Haven’t read the first one? Pre-Order your signed paperback, coming out on the 13th of May, from us by phone or email!

The Thursday Murder Club: Pre-Order Your Paperback!🦊

Richard Osman’s best-selling crime novel, The Thursday Murder Club, is coming out in paperback on the 13th of May! Pre-order your exclusive signed edition from us now while stocks last.

The paperback includes bonus material from Richard Osman and a sneak peek of the first chapter of the sequel, coming out later this year.

Pre-order your copy from us by phone (01822 617244) or email (

Read our review of The Thursday Murder Club here:

☀Online Event with Kazuo Ishiguro☀

On Tuesday 23rd March at 7pm, Kazuo Ishiguro will be in conversation with bookseller and former BA President Nic Bottomley to discuss his newest novel, Klara and the Sun, and its themes of Artificial Intelligence and the essence of humanity.

If you would like to attend this online event, order a copy directly from Book Stop by phone (01822 617244) or email ( we still have some exclusive independent signed editions available at the time of writing!

Alternatively, buy your copy of Klara and the Sun here:

You will be emailed access to the event on the day- please save the date in the meantime!☀

💐Mother’s Day Presents💐

Stuck for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Look no further. From novels to memoirs, history books to humour, our list has everything you could want to say thank you on the 14th.

Mother’s Day Presents:

You can order these by phone (01822 617244), email ( or through our online shop at

Ed Caesar Event: Thursday March 11, 7pm The Moth and the Mountain

Join Colin Midson in conversation with Ed Caesar about The Moth and the Mountain, a book that tells the untold story of Britain’s most mysterious mountaineering legend, Maurice Wilson, and his heroic attempt to climb Everest alone. Wilson was a man written out of the history books – dismissed as an eccentric and a charlatan by many, but held in the highest regard by renowned mountaineers.  In The Moth and the Mountain his story becomes an inspirational and heartbreaking story about hope, heroism, and the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The Sunday Times called it “A small classic of the biographer’s art”.

Order a copy of the book from Book Stop by email or phone and we will send you a Zoom link to this exclusive event.

Further details of the book can be found at our online shop at:

🐣Easter Treats🐰

Spring is in the air and we have compiled a list of Easter and Springtime reads for adults and children. From books on the Easter message to poetry and Peter Rabbit, have a look at our selection of titles to bring you into the new season!

Easter Treats:

You can order these by phone (01822 617244), email ( or through our online shop at

📕The Thursday Murder Club Review🦊

The Thursday Murder Club By Richard Osman
Richard Osman’s bestselling debut novel is an absolute joy to read from start to finish, and the ideal companion for the chilly days and nights still ahead of us. Set in a retirement village in Kent, we are introduced to Elizabeth, Ibrahim, Ron and Joyce – an unlikely group of friends who meet weekly to discuss and attempt to solve cold cases. Their meetings have remained purely in the hypothetical realm until a murder takes place in the village, and the friends spring into action to aid and often surpass the police in their enquiries. Osman’s customary wit soars through the novel, with his brilliant characterisation and compelling plot twists keeping the reader guessing until the very end. Hilarious, clever and often very touching, The Thursday Murder Club proves Osman to be a wonderful new voice in crime fiction.

Published by Penguin, £14.99

By Katya

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