A lovely article in the local paper about our Richard Burr Bake it Yourself event! This was a real success and we hope to be able to bring you more of these events in conjunction with Oken Kitchen in 2016.
We were delighted to hear we have won the top prize in the window dressing competition run by the Warwick Prize!
Our first Christmas at the shop was a busy time with many of the good people of Warwick chosing to shop local and support their local bookshop. We had a great festive season and loved meeting with you all and hearing about your festive plans, and helping you find gifts for loved ones. We loved creating our festive window displays and Pauline for crafty both wrapping books and knitting a nativity for our window. Thank you all and we wish you all the best for 2016.
We had a such a joyful evening last night, dressed as Suffragettes for Victorian Evening in Warwick. It was wonderful to see so many of our regulars and meet some new faces in Warwick and the event was well supported. We are feeling very much part of the local community and grateful for everyone's support.
By now I imagine your thoughts will be turning to Christmas and gifts for friends and loved ones.
I have always been delighted to receive books at Christmas (this shouldn't come as a surprise, as we recently bought a WHOLE bookshop!) Books make a really wonderful gift. You are giving someone permission to escape for a little while, an excuse to sit down and immerse themselves in another world. They are also very easy to wrap..
This year we hope to ensure you get just what you want for Christmas, whilst making it a little easier for your loved ones to get you just what you wish for. We will be keeping 'Wish Lists' in the shop. Simply come in, have a browse and leave a list of the books you would really like to receive. You can then send your friends and family into the shop and we can point them in the right direction, making sure you don't end up with three copies if the same title.
And remember if you sign up to our mailing list you can join us for our exclusive evening event on the 2nd of December and receive 10% off all books purchased or ordered on the night.
We hope this all helps and thank you for supporting your local independent bookshop this festive season!
When local legend Sir John Egan arrived at Jaguar Cars in April 1980, newly appointed as Chief Executive, the company's very survival was in grave doubt. In fact, the situation looked utterly hopeless and he was greeted at the gates by the workforce - on strike!
The odds against saving Jaguar were immense and Sir John enthralled a local audience on Friday explaining how he overcame these odds and piece by piece, rebuilt this great company.
Sir John read extracts of his new book, 'Saving Jaguar' at our at The Courthouse Ballroom. Our wonderful fellow local business Square Wine ran a bar for the evening - so we sipped the finest fizz whilst hearing about the fanciest of cars! The event attracted car enthusiasts as well as faces from local industry, all inspired by Sir John's tales and achievements. After the talk guests enjoyed a glass of wine and an opportunity to meet the author.
Sir John's experiences were gripping and we really recommend this book for the difficult to buy for gent this Christmas! We can order copies in.
Thank you to Sir John and Square Wine for making this event a success and to all that came to join us!
BIY - Bake it Yourself! And we did..
We had an amazing day yesterday working in partnership with Oken Kitchen and Great British Bake Off 2014 finalist, builder Richard Burr. Richard has provided the ultimate baking toolkit, in the form of his book BIY - Bake it Yourself!
Two groups made up of Warwickshire baking enthusiasts joined us for this rare opportunity to bake with the master builder and hear him talk about his book. Arriving with their ready baked masterpieces to share with the group, bakers were judged by our expert and there were no soggy bottoms to be found!
Richard was great fun, enthusiastic and laidback, with his trademark pencil behind his ear, and all our bakers really enjoyed the session. We were extreemly fortunate that Warwick Book's favourite photographer Martin Sean took pictures of the event and these can be seen on his website. Beautiful shots of our bakers and the new Oken Kitchen premisis. If you would like to order copies for the pictures let us know. Click here for a full view!
We were delighted to be working with Oken's Kitchen for this event which we hope will be the first of many. Sign up for our mailing list to hear about future events.
Thanks to Richard, Oken Kitchen and Martin and congratulations to our star bakers!
Thank you to all who joined us on October the 6th to for a magical celebration of Jim Kay's beautiful illustrated Harry Potter book! We had amazing 'sorting hat' cakes, dressed up and cast spells on customers all day. We had some brilliant entries to our illustration competition and really enjoyed looking through them. There are some very talented artists in Warwick!
We decorated the shop with flying keys and beautiful illustrated bunting (which we don't wan't to take down EVER) and then announced the winners of our illustration competition.... pictures below! Congratulations to Elisabeth and William, our winners and to Lily and Chris our runners up!
Jim's book is really magical and would make a wizarding gift for a Potter fan this Christmas!
There has been such excitement about this release and many books pre-ordered so we had great fun in dressing a window for the release!
We are grateful to be featured by Legend Press during Independent Bookshop Week!
Thank you for your support
Today we are shining a light on the bright star of the indie book-selling world that is Warwick Books.
Independent Bookshop Week aims to celebrate the indies who are on the high street, the frontline of publishing. In the news we are often told how the number of independent retailers is dwindling so it is thrilling to hear of shops that are either completely new to the scene or have been given a new lease of life. In the case of Warwick Books, I’m delighted to say that it has been recently taken over by the marvellous and multilingual duo, Mog and Pauline, meaning that Warwick Books has continued the tradition of personal book-selling, put in place by the previous owners, Frances & Keith.
With a Book of the Month feature (including a bonus Quirky Book of the Month for those readers who wish to go off-piste), a variety of events for all aspects of the bookworm spectrum and owners who not only sell books, but also read and hand pick their stock, you can rely on Mog and Pauline for a good book recommendation.
Full of enthusiasm, approachable and armed with a wealth of knowledge, this bookselling team is remarkable!
Keith and Frances and their brave and bold campaign against Amazon gets excellent coverage in The Bookseller! We get a lovely mention also...
Earlier this year we came over all patriotic and had a window celebration to announce the arrival of Princess Charlotte!