Welcome to Bookshop.org, a new online platform to support independent bookshops! When you choose to shop here, rather than with certain non-tax paying multinational corporations, we get a share of the profit, and you support our business. You can choose from our curated lists, or search for any book in the 'Find a book' search box at the top of the page.
Over 44 years, the Wivenhoe Bookshop has put down deep roots and become a central part of Wivenhoe life. A visit or call to the bookshop isn’t just about a purchase, it’s a conversation, perhaps a long and discursive one, catching up with friends and making new ones. There will often be an embrace or a shared cup of tea. Our interests range from the latest adult fiction and children's books to contemporary poetry, political debate, psychogeography and much more. And we are always interested in what is grabbing your imagination too.
Our love of books, reading and the written and spoken word is about finding common ground, widening our perspectives, and sharing new ideas. During periods of lockdown we want to be prepared and sustain each other with our shared passion for reading, our escapist imagination and our essential gregariousness.
The ties that bind a local community need to be nurtured and sustained, and Wivenhoe has puts its arms around us and reminded us why we do what we do at the bookshop.
We miss you all - our groups, classes and events and our uplifting daily conversations, but we hope that we can still get to speak to you on the phone or in the street. Let’s help each other reaffirm what it is to be human and humane, and imagine new possibilities together.
With much love
Your Wivenhoe Bookshop Team