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Keep Calm and Buy Books

Hello again. Twice in as many days!

A version of this lovely message has been shared by a wonderful fellow bookseller, who has kindly said that we can adapt and share it with you.

This is our Top Ten for supporting us indies, authors and illustrators:

  1. Buy a book in the shop 
    If you can, pop into the shop and buy something; even just one book makes a HUGE difference to an indie bookshop.
  2. Order remotely
    If you can’t get out, you live too far away or are self-isolating, you can get in touch with via email, phone or any of our social media channels. If it’s in print, we can get it! As long as the postal service is up and running, we can get books to you. If you’re local to us, we can deliver books personally.
  3. Send a book to a friend
    Someone self-isolating or going through a tricky time? Then why not send a book to them to let them know you are there and thinking about them.
  4. Ask for book recommendations
    If you are not sure what you want to read then give us a budget, an idea about what you like to read and ask for suggestions. This is what we do every day and we would love to do more of it.
  5. Write a positive review of the bookshop
    On Google, Tripadvisor, Facebook or a local website. Raise the profile of the bookshop so that people know we are here and open for business.
  6. Follow on social media
    We are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Get involved!
  7. Like, share, comment and engage on social media
    Follow ourposts, share them with your friends and comment. If you have a picture of a book you have bought from us, share it – we would love to see this and so would the brilliant authors and illustrators who fill our world with wonder.
  8. Post a book review
    If you have read a great book, post a review, with a link about buying locally.
  9. Tell your friends about us 
    Do talk about us and what we can offer.
  10. Be kind
    This one is a given in Brentwood. Our customers are already wonderful. We know that many of you are stressed during this tricky time and we are trying to respond to a rapidly changing environment, so keep in touch and help us to help you.



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.