As I was going home from work last night I noticed that work has begun on the Festival site. Soon the field will be transformed into a small village for the ten days of the Festival which begins on 22nd May.
The programme for the main Festival and for Hay Fever (the children’s Festival) are available online at the Festival website
As usual there will be a shuttle service between the Festival site and the town. One of the stops is just outside Rose’s Books so come and pay us a visit too!
I just had to choose this book for Book of the Week. Find the bugs hidden behind the colourful Easter Eggs!
Carter, David A.. Illustrated by Carter, David A.. Stock no. 1501043
Little Simon. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. A Springtime Pop-up. All kinds of bugs are hiding behind colorful Easter Eggs, just waiting for you to find them. Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. 2nd printing. Some minor damage to one pop-up. [R] 0689818629.
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On a beautiful sunny morning like this, there is only one place you should be – The Wye Valley. The scenery is second to none and in Tintern itself there is so much to enjoy, walks, pubs, cafes, a ruined abbey, an Old Railway Station and of course our lovely book shop!
So if you can’t manage today, there is a whole weekend ahead of you!
I have actually chosen more than one book in celebration of Spring!
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The 2nd Chepstow Walking Festival starts this weekend and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Chepstow at 11am in Beaufort Square, followed by a musical send off by members of the Singing Clubs of Chepstow, Usk, Duke’s Yard and the Forest of Dean.
There are walks for all ages and abilities, from 3 to 11 miles, so why not pull those boots on and pack a picnic and enjoy all that a great county like Monmouthshire has to offer.
For more info’ why not ramble along to their website Chepstow Walkers are Welcome
However if talk of walking has already exhausted you, you could always buy a book on Walking! click here for our current stock.
A lovely birthday wish from father to son:
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Tuesday 2nd April was International Children’s Book day and the 209th Anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen. So I’ve chosen one of his stories as book of the week.
THE WILD SWANS
Andersen, Hans Christian. Illustrated by Maguire, Thomas Aquinas. Stock no. 1107253
Simply Read Books Inc.. 1st. 2012. Fine condition with no wrapper. Contained in a pictorial glazed box, small pamphlet style book that tells the story. Then pull out the glorious concertina style illustrated book! In excellent order! [R] 9781897476369.
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I am off this weekend to sunny(hopefully) Somerset, specifically Wells, so hence my book of the week.
WELLS A PICTORIAL HISTORY
Scrase, Tony. No illustrator listed. Stock no. 820784
Phillimore. 1st. 1992. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. B/w photos. Light staining to covers and wrinkling to pages. Small nick to top of wrapper spine, which is faded. [S] 085033814X.
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There can be few people who have not read the books of Dick King-Smith especially perhaps The Sheep-Pig for which he was awarded The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1984 and which was later to be made into a film in 1995, under the name of ‘Babe’.
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Maps and Atlases have always fascinated me and this book has lots of fascinating facts each continent in the word.
MY POP-UP WORLD ATLAS
Ganeri, Anita. Illustrated by Waterhouse, Stephen. Stock no. 1107146
Templar Publishing. 1st. 2012. Fine condition with no wrapper. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Explore the world in this interactive atlas with magnificent pop-up maps, famous landmarks, fun facts, flaps, wheels and pull-outs – globetrotting at your fingertips! All pop-ups in excellent working order. [R] 9781848773981.
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