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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all. Did everyone manage some downtime over the festivities, including snuggling up in a corner somewhere with a good book? We were super busy with our move, meaning that the TBR pile isn’t any lower than it was at the end of 2019. Never mind, it was worth it.

Chicken and Frog re-opened for business this morning, after a full-on nine days of moving lots of lovely books from one store to another. Don’t worry though, we still managed to eat an inordinate amount of chocolate, but probably took fewer naps than this time of year calls for.

Thank-you to everyone who has supported us on our journey over the past seven years, especially in the past few chaotic weeks. There are too many of you to mention here, but we are truly grateful to friends, family, and customers, who have been part of the story so far. Every interaction, big or small, has helped to shape Chicken and Frog as we know it. We know how lucky we are.

Tomorrow will be a day of r and r, before reality kicks back in. The tuition schedule starts up on Monday, as well as all of the regular sessions that we have on offer throughout the week.

We look forward to seeing you in our new home, in Crown Street. There is a car park opposite the shop (Chatham Way), so it’s even easier to visit.

Until next time, happy reading.

Please note, we do not have a phone line for a few days, so if you need to contact us, please email so that we can stay in touch.


The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.