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WE ARE OPEN!!!

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After 3 months in lockdown we are preparing the Bookhouse for full-on browsing tomorrow! We open at 9.00am. All social distancing measures will be in place. We look forward to seeing everyone then.

 

 

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Independent Bookshop Week

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This is Independent Bookshop Week (Saturday 20th - Saturday 27th June). This is a UK-wide campaign that runs every year to highlight the importance of Independent Bookshops to the High Street and the local community. Sadly, here in Scotland, we are not able to fully open due to the lockdown restrictions but don't worry you can still support us by buying books via our website or by phoning the shop. We are still offering a free local delivery service to those who are shielding, self-isolating or vulnerable. For everyone else we are running a click and collect service 7 days...

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Fight Club May/June Blog Post

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In May, the group met virtually and discussed Lisa Jewell’s ‘The Family Upstairs’. From the No 1 bestselling author of Then She Was Gone. In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They've been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets. A compulsive new thriller...

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Book Club 1 April/May Blog Post

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In April, the group met virtually and discussed Delia Owens’ ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’. For years, rumours of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So, in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When...

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Junior Bookclub – Tiger Skin Rug by Joan Haig

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Written by Grace Cruickshank: The first Sunday of the month is when we meet with our Junior Bookclub, and the past few months we have continued to meet virtually via zoom chats. Although we’d obviously prefer to meet in person at The Bookhouse, the virtual meetings have been a great way to keep in touch, and continue our conversations about the books and authors we are enjoying together as part of bookclub. This past Sunday was a particularly exciting meeting as we were joined by the author of the month’s pick, Joan Haig. We discussed Joan’s debut novel, Tiger Skin Rug,...

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