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: Maurice – E.M.Forster
Wednesday 11th March from 7:30pm
Maurice Hall is a young man who grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society. Modest and generally conformist, he nevertheless finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and through Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive’s country estate, Maurice gradually experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening.
A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster’s death in 1970. Compellingly honest and beautifully written, it offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man’s erotic and political self-discovery. In his introduction, David Leavitt explores the significance of the novel in relation to Forster’s own life and as a founding work of modern gay literature.
The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths
BOOK CLUB: Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Wednesday 1st April from 7:30pm
For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.
Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.
The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly
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.
Mah-Jong expert Sheila Lucas is running a 4 week course from February 25th on a Tuesday afternoon for up to 12 people. Sessions cost £10 and are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. For more details please ask in the shop or contact Sheila directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 5th March, 6pm – Roger Morgan-Grenville
Book launch: Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey
Join us for a glass of wine and meet apiculturist and author Roger Morgan-Grenville, who after a chance meeting in the pub decided to take up beekeeping with his friend Duncan. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges. Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with.
Martin 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.
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).