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.
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.
BOOK CLUB: Washington Black – Esi Edugyan
Wednesday 24th July from 7:30pm
When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black – an eleven-year-old field slave – finds himself selected as personal servant to one of them. The eccentric Christopher ‘Titch’ Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist, whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Titch’s idealistic plans are soon shattered and Washington finds himself in mortal danger. They escape together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible.
The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly
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
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.
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.
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/