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 sheet music, reference, games and jigsaws, relax with a coffee in our cafe or just choose from 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, National Book Tokens and Theatre Tokens.

 

Bookshop Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm

Cafe Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am – 4:30pm

 

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Book Club

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 £4 which includes a glass of wine.

CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: The Chrysalids – John Wyndham

Wednesday 4th September from 7:30pm

David Strorm’s father doesn’t approve of Angus Morton’s unusually large horses, calling them blasphemies against nature. Little does he realise that his own son, and his son’s cousin Rosalind and their friends, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery, or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands. .

The Chrysalids is a post-nuclear apocalypse story of genetic mutation in a devastated world and explores the lengths the intolerant will go to keep themselves pure.

The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths

 

BOOK CLUB: The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker

Wednesday 25th September from 7:30pm

When the Greek Queen Helen is kidnapped by Trojans, the Greeks sail in pursuit, besieging the city of Troy. Trapped in the Greek soldiers’ camp is another captured queen, Briseis. Condemned to be bed-slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her family, she becomes a pawn in a menacing game between bored and frustrated warriors. In the centuries after this most famous war, history will write her off, a footnote in a bloody story scripted by vengeful men – but Briseis has a very different tale to tell . . .

The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly

 

 

 

Events

Welcome to our events page. Below is a list of our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop.

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Tuesday 3rd September 6:00pm

Thomas Harding will be in conversation with Adrian Wooldridge, discussing his latest publication ‘Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took on the World‘ – the story of Lehmann Gluckstein and his family who, having escaped Eastern Europe, worked tirelessly to establish the largest catering company in the world – J. Lyons

 


Thursday 5th September 6:00pm

Tiffany Francis  will be joining us to launch her new book ‘Dark Skies’ – a beautifully written nature narrative exploring nocturnal landscapes and investigating how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature.

Tiffany is a nature writer and artist from Hampshire specialising in wildlife, landscape and ethical living. Having grown up in Petersfield and the surrounding South Downs, she later spent five years between Bristol and London where she completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and a Masters in English at UCL. She writes a monthly wildlife column for Hampshire Life magazine, and has also written for the Guardian and Countryfile among others. 

 


Tuesday 10th September 6:30 – 8pm

Slightly Foxed at One Tree Books

Join us on Tuesday 10 September to meet the team behind leading literary quarterly Slightly Foxed as they launch their new Autumn Issue, No. 63: Adrift on the Tides of War, and their classic editions for the season. Their new cloth-bound limited edition is Roald Dahl’s Boy and they will also be introducing two new titles to their Foxed Cubs series – the much loved historical Roman novels from Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle of the Ninth and The Silver Branch.

Please do join us for a glass of wine & some literary news and views.

 


Wednesday 11th September 6:00pm

Come and help us celebrate the publication of Joe Hammond’s highly anticipated memoir, A Short History of FallingSearingly beautiful, profound and unforgettable, A Short History of Falling is a story of love and fatherhood that finds light and even humour in the darkest of places. It is the story of what it means to lose your body and your connections to the world one by one; of the experience of living with – and dying of – motor neurone disease (ALS).

Hailed by Christie Watson (author of The Language of Kindness) as ‘a beautifully written reminder that life can be tragic as well as full of joy’ and by Kathryn Mannix (author of With the End in Mind) as a book that ‘will inspire you even as it breaks your heart’, this astonishing book will truly change the way you see the world.

Join us for an evening of drinks and a few words from those closest to Joe to mark this very special book. There will also be an opportunity to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association on the evening.

Please reserve tickets for this event using the link below:

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/onetreebooks 


 

One Tree Cafe

From small beginnings in 2000, the Cafe at One Tree Books continues to flourish by offering a wide selection of locally sourced and prepared dishes for you to enjoy. We have lots of delicious treats in store, from freshly baked pastries, granola and yogurt or bacon sandwiches for breakfast; soup of the day and a selection of quiches and salads for lunch and a wide selection of home-made cakes. Locally roasted coffee, tea and hot chocolate are always available with a choice of a variety of milk to suit everyone's taste. The cafe also is home to our exhibiting artist of the month and the walls are always full of stunning visual images. Find out more about our artists here: http://onetreebooks.com/artist-of-the-month/

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 £60 for 6 months, or £120 for 12 months.