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: Bournville – Jonathan Coe

Wednesday 21st February – 7:15 for :7:30pm

Bournville, a placid suburb of Birmingham, sits a famous chocolate factory. For eleven-year-old Mary and her family in 1945, it’s the centre of the world. The reason their streets smell faintly of chocolate, the place where most of their friends and neighbours have worked for decades. Mary will go on to live through the Coronation and the World Cup final, royal weddings and royal funerals, Brexit and Covid-19. She’ll have children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Parts of the chocolate factory will be transformed into a theme park, as modern life and the city crowd in on their peaceful enclave.

As we travel through seventy-five years of social change, from James Bond to Princess Diana, and from wartime nostalgia to the World Wide Web, one pressing question starts to emerge: will these changing times bring Mary’s family – and their country – closer together, or leave them more adrift and divided than ever before?

The discussion will be led by Tim O’Kelly


CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier

Wednesday 20th March – 7:15 for :7:30pm

Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip’s world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries. Then he suddenly dies in suspicious circumstances.

In almost no time at all, the new widow – Philip’s cousin Rachel – turns up in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious woman like a moth to the flame. And yet .

. . might she have had a hand in Ambrose’s death?

The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths


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.

Thursday 29th February, 6pm:
The Return of the Grey Partridge
Roger Morgan-Grenville

 

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.