The cafe is temporarily closed, but we are very excited to announce that Ginger’s Catering will taking over sometime in mid-October. Work is progressing well and a takeaway coffee area will be operating from the front of the shop very soon. We will post any updates as soon as we have them.
Contact us on 01730 261199
Listen to Tim and Suzie Wilde talking all things books on Petersfield’s very own Shine Radio!
CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
Wednesday 27th October – 6:45 for a 7pm start
Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby’s origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths
BOOK CLUB: Summerwater – Sarah Moss
Date to be confirmed
It is the summer solstice, but in a faded Scottish cabin park the rain is unrelenting. Twelve people on holiday with their families look on as the skies remain resolutely grey. A woman goes running up the Ben as if fleeing; a teenage boy chances the dark waters of the loch in his kayak; a retired couple head out despite the downpour, driving too fast on the familiar bends. But there are newcomers too, and one particular family, a mother and daughter with the wrong clothes and the wrong manners, start to draw the attention of the others. Who are they? Where are they from? Should they be here at all? As darkness finally falls, something is unravelling . .
The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly
Everyone is welcome – either let us know beforehand or just turn up on the night. If you would like to be added to the emailing list just go to our contacts page and put your details in with ‘Book Club’ in the Subject line. Our book club meetings cost £4 which includes a glass of wine.
Welcome to our events page. Below is a list of our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop.
Mah-Jong expert Sheila Lucas is running a 4 week course from February 25th on a Tuesday afternoon for up to 12 people. Sessions cost £10 and are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. For more details please ask in the shop or contact Sheila directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date to be confirmed: Martin Muncaster
Book Launch: The Voice, The Face
Martin will be here to launch his memoir The Voice, The Face – a fascinating account of his life and career, as the first presenter on South Todaythrough presenting such TV shows as Songs of Praise and working extensively on Radio 4.
An appointment with our book doctor makes a great gift - for a birthday or a wedding, or just to treat yourself or a friend. Our personal service begins with a consultation usually lasting 30 minutes or so which includes coffee and a welcome pack, discussing your reading tastes and getting an idea of what you love most about books. We then send out a monthly book choice to any address in the UK (other destinations available on request).
Prices start at £60 for 6 months, or £120 for 12 months.