Books, Cards, Toys, Stationery and more...

We pride ourselves on offering friendly and knowledgeable customer service, backed up by a free 48 hour book ordering service.

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Alongside a great selection of new, second hand and bargain books reduced by 50% or more, we also stock distinctive greetings cards, gift wrap, jigsaw puzzles and children’s toys, plus we have a stationery department.

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Meet The Author: The UK’s Only All-Year-Round Book Festival

Since 2005 we've organised over 75 hugely popular events as part of an ongoing programme which has been enjoyed by over 12,000 local people.

In the photos above you can see some of the 60 plus major celebrity names we have bought to theatres and venues around East Herts.

Check out our forthcoming events

Hoddesdon: Third local history DVD released

Our new documentary celebrating the 60th Anniversary of John Warner School (formerly The Stanstead Road School) is available from 7th October.

The programme was made with the participation of more than 30 pupils who made up the production team, appeared as presenters, composed incidental music and designed the DVD cover.

The 45 minute DVD which is available exclusively from our shop at £14.99 not only features the school as it is today, but includes a wealth of past pupils sharing their memories along with period photos and film footage.

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School author visits and book supply

We work with primary, junior and secondary schools across the whole of East Herts to promote books and reading both within the curriculum and by organising external children’s workshops and book signings.

We bring authors into the classroom, support national book quizzes, organise essay competitions and order books for class use and school libraries.

For further information about what we can do for your school

Early Learning Support

With many parents and grandparents concerned about falling standards in literacy and numeracy we have a special section dedicated to self-help books that provide children with extra practice in those subjects.

Our range of quality children’s toys at very reasonable prices encourages young children to play and learn using games and puzzles, as well as developing cognitive and motor skills.

We also have a selection of “nostalgia” games and Gibson’s jigsaws offering traditional family entertainment away from the tyranny of the computer screen.

See some of our range