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.
CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: Love is Blind – William Boyd
Wednesday 6th November from 7:30pm
Set at the end of the 19th century, this novel follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life.
In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future – and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum. Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie’s love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the nineteenth century becomes the twentieth. Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge; of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates; of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away.
The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly
CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: Precious Bane – Mary Webb
Wednesday 4th December from 7:30pm
Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild country of Shropshire, Prudence Sarn is a wild, passionate girl, cursed with a hare lip — her ‘precious bane’. Cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birth and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver.
The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue’s true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prue’s brother, Gideon, a driven man who is out of harmony with the natural world.
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.
Martin Muncaster will be here to launch his memoir The Voice, The Face – a fascinating account of his life and career, as the first presenter on South Todaythrough presenting such TV shows as Songs of Praise and working extensively on Radio 4. Come and have a glass of wine and pick up a signed copy!
Wednesday 20th November, Petersfield Library
Tim will be presenting his annual round-up of the best sellers, book prizes and trends of the year.
Roger Morgan-Grenville will be launching his next book Liquid Gold – Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey on 5th March next year. Copies will soon be available to pre-order here…
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/
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.