Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Wednesday 21 October 2020

About Us

Between the woods and the water in the shadow of the bell tower of  St Mary- the-Virgin you’ll find a rather picturesque 17th century clapboard building, which for the last 41 years, has been home to the Wivenhoe Bookshop.

Yet we are not all old-fashioned charm. If we don’t have your book in stock, we can access over 250,000 titles by overnight order. We also offer a quick and efficient out of print booksearch service. Our experienced and friendly staff are happy to help and advise (or just leave you alone for a good old browse).

But it’s not all just about books. PR guru Damien Horner dubbed the Wivenhoe Bookshop ‘the cultural hub of the community’, probably because of our full programme of events for writers, readers, knitters, philosophers, and artists. Check out our Groups pages for full  details and bookings. In addition we organise author readings and book launches, one-off literary lunches/suppers, a philosophy breakfast, writer’s workshops, courses for readers, a knitting group, and the occasional live poetry event. We also run what is probably the world’s smallest art gallery, and Wivenbooks, our own imprint with eight titles under it’s belt.

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