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Book of the month for August is Martin Dorey's 'Kid's Fight Plastic'

Book Club - We are collaborating with The Royal Oak to host The Royal Oak Readers book club - which runs on the last Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in the 'snug'.

January's read was the Man Booker, Fiction 2018, winner,

Milkman by Anna Burns.

February's was The Lighthouse by P D James

For March we have chosen Don't look Now by Daphne du Maurier

April's read is The Dry by Jane Harper

May's read is Girl, Balancing and Other Stories by Helen Dunmore.

June's read is The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler.

July's read is The Return by Victoria Hislop

August's read is a God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

September's read is Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale

October's read is I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Anglou


Each month the group choose a genre and a title for the following month's read. 

Come along and join us! 




We can now also introduce our wonderful Evie with 'Evie's blog'. Evie is the 4th generation Words Worth family member to join the bookshop team.  At 7 years old, she is writing a book blog for other children to read and contribute to.  Evie loves books and this year met two of her favourite authors at the Hay Festival, Cressida Cowell and Katherine Rundell.

Link for evie's blog -

We also have the most amazing group of seven 11-year olds, who have formed the '2019 Junior Book Club' .  Our young readers will be writing reviews for the books they have read and we will post them for you to read in the age range 10 - 13.

Latest events


Indie bookshop week

included a Bear Hunt & author readings/signings by: 


 Barbara Mitchelhill  who began her career writing for BBC children's television.  Barbara is an award winning author and will be reading from her new children's book 'Secret Suffragette' , signing copies and offering children the chance to dress-up and act out a scene from one or more of her successful children's books.

Kathy Tallentire reading her book  'Nana Duck', Julian Middleton, author of many children's books, Dan the story telling man andJeannie Mehta giving a talk based on her lived experience that forms the background of her fascinating book 'Unsuitable Girl'

Blog Archive

Sam's visit to Montenegro

 'The Royal Oak Readers'

book club.


Its successful launch was on Tuesday 11th December. 


Future meets will be held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in The Snug bar.  Please keep an eye on The Royal Oak facebook page for any updates! 


It would be great to see you there!



Mini Readers

Some of our fabulous mini readers dressed up for World Book Day!

Many thanks to Pexels