One Tree Books

One Tree Books is an independent bookshop established in 1994. Staffed by experienced booksellers who love books, we aim to offer the highest quality of service. Whether you want to visit our first floor for classical music, travel and reference, relax with a cappuccino in the One Tree cafe on the ground floor or just browse our comprehensive range of fiction, we look forward to your visit. We are able to order any British book in print and are happy to send it anywhere in the world. We also stock a broad range of greetings cards, wrapping paper, stationery, jigsaws and board games, both traditional and new

Bookshop Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9:00 - 17:00

Sat 9:00 - 17:00

Cafe Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9:00 - 16:30

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Latest News

When an author dies..

When an author dies, publishers are quick to republish their backlist – with no one to promote their books this may be the last chance to get their writer to the attention of potential readers.  For the book buyer it is a reminder about that author you always meant to…

World Book Day 2016

Recent pictures in the press of World Book Day in schools have majored on pupils dressed up as book characters for obvious reasons – children wearing funny colourful outfits make for good photographs.  The reality in a lot of schools is quite different who see it as an opportunity to…

Off Work Pt.2

Historical fiction varies just as widely in quality as any other genre. It swings from the brilliance of Hilary Mantel or Patrick O’Brian to the most banal of romances. At their best they offer a view into another world but even the straightforward ones give a glimpse into the past….

Off Work Part 1..

Being off work is a great excuse to catch up with the reading.  Unfortunately hospital is not a brilliant place for concentrating on serious fiction but it is a good test for thrillers – can they distract and entertain? The new Lee Child, Make Me, is some way off his…


A journalist rang the other day to ask what everybody was reading this summer.  There are always trends going on in publishing but because of the time lag between writing and the finished copy arriving in bookshops, an avalanche of copycats arrive just too late to sell in the quantities…


The Baileys Women’s prize for Fiction is one of those strange beasts – a competition open to only half the population. With good cause, it might be argued, as recent research has shown that the Booker prize – that pre-eminent and most prestigious of awards –  has produced an overwhelming…

Visit the Book Doctor

A great gift for anyone who loves reading, we offer to send a personally selected book once a month anywhere in the UK. We have a six or twelve month service, please ask a member of staff for more details and prices.