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Stuff and things

Hello dear reader. This post doesn’t have a specific theme, hence the random title. What have we up to? This and that.

If you read my previous post, you will know that we are closing for October half term. We’re a bit sad about this because we love Halloween at the shop, it’s such a good excuse to wear spooky costumes, but alas, a new ceiling is our priority. Water and books are not a good combination, so a new ceiling trumps messing about as a witch or zombie…oh well, there’s always next year!

We have been lucky enough to work with the super talented Abie Longstaff this week. Abie is the author of a whole host of beautiful picture books, such as these:

There are more to come!

Abie spent an afternoon at the Brentwood School, talking to the children about her life as author and sharing her stories with an enthralled audience. We were delighted to hear that there are more books in the ‘Fairytale Hairdresser’ series on the way, as well as a book for older readers entitled ‘The Potion Shop’.

We love arranging author visits, here and in schools. Next week Jim Smith will be visiting St Bede’s in Chadwell Heath, where an eager audience of Key Stage 2 children will be lucky enough to meet the man himself.


Later in the term Ian Whybrow will also be visiting St Bede’s and Larchwood Primary, so it’s busy, busy, busy for us. We like that!

What else? Well, we’ve been planning for Small Business Saturday, which falls on Saturday 6th December this year. Elsa, yes Elsa, will be visiting Ongar Road, handing out balloons and generally being glorious. We’ll keep you posted for timings of the event.


There’s lots more in the pipeline, including the Gruffalo visiting us on 22nd November, more author visits, the Santa Hunt…details for our planned events are all on the calendar.


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