Welcome

One Tree Books is an award-winning independent bookshop established by Tim O’Kelly in 1994 situated in the market town of Petersfield in the heart of the South Downs. As you would expect, we are passionate about all things literary and if you can’t find something to tempt you from our extensive selection in the shop, we can order in just about anything. Come and browse our shelves, and then relax with a coffee from Ginger’s café to complete your visit – we look forward to welcoming you!

Bookshop Opening Hours

9:00 – 5pm Monday to Saturday

Cafe – Ginger’s Catering

9:00 – 4pm Monday to Saturday

Contact us on 01730 261199 / mail@onetreebooks.com

Listen to Tim and Suzie Wilde talking all things books on Petersfield’s very own Shine Radio!

https://shineradio.uk/talkingbooks

 

Book Club

BOOK CLUB: Old God’s Time – Sebastian Barry

Wednesday 17th April – 7:15 for :7:30pm

Tom Kettle, a retired policeman, and widower, is settling into the quiet of his new home in Dalkey, overlooking the sea. His solitude is interrupted when two former colleagues turn up at his door to ask about a traumatic, decades-old case. A case that Tom never quite came to terms with.

And his peace is further disturbed when his new neighbour, a mysterious young mother, asks for his help. A beautiful, haunting novel, in which nothing is quite as it seems, Old God’s Time is an unforgettable exploration of family, loss and love.

The discussion will be led by Sally and Tim


CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Wednesday 22nd May – 7:15 for :7:30pm

The Leopard is a modern classic which tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. In the spring of 1860, Fabrizio, the charismatic Prince of Salina, still rules over thousands of acres and hundreds of people, including his own numerous family, in mingled splendour and squalor. Then comes Garibaldi’s landing in Sicily and the Prince must decide whether to resist the forces of change or come to terms with them.

The discussion will be led by Elizabeth


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 £5 which includes a glass of wine.

 

Events

Welcome to our events page. Featured below is our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop. Our book events are free entry unless specified, there is usually a short author talk and a glass of wine, and an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book.

Petersfield Writers Group
Every Tuesday from 2:30pm

Book Club Meetings

Please click on the link above for more information
 

Current Affairs Discussion
First Wednesday of every month
at 1:30pm

 

Ginger’s Café

A vegetarian and plant-based friendly catering company, with a seating area at the back of the shop and takeaway service from the front.

Breakfast is served from 9 - 11.30am, and lunch between 11am - 2:30pm. Menu includes sandwiches and toasties, soup of the day, a selection of quiches, frittatas and salad and locally baked cakes. Our speciality coffee is Luna blend from a local roasting company - Moon Roast Coffee in Alresford.

We try our best to use products and suppliers that are at least one of the golden 4: Organic; Local; Reduced plastic; Reduced carbon imprint.

Book Doctor

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 £75 for 6 months, or £150 for 12 months.