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The Words Worth Experience


Our latest scheduled events, which

will include our author signings and

readings, children's competitions and

story writing and drama workshops will be advertised here.

This Month's Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Month is

"A Wolf Called Wander"

Latest scheduled events

Indie bookshop week

Bear Hunt & author readings/signings

  On Saturday June 15th 'We Are Going on a Bear Hunt' .  We will be having a little fun bear hunt for the mini-ones!  During our opening hours on the day you can collect your list of clues about where to find little bear shapes throughout Eccleshall town.  We have  50 little freebies to give to small children taking part and their name will be put into a free prize draw for a Bear Hunt back-pack and book, all provided by the publishers of 'We're Going On a Bear Hunt', Walker Books.

All of the following author readings will take place in The Royal Oak, due to limited numbers, tickets are avialable from The Words Worth for £2, which can be retrieved against the cost of a book. 

On Wednesday 22nd at 4.30 we have Barbara Mitchellhill 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 succesful children's books.

On the morning of Saturday 22nd we have Kathy Tallentire reading 'Nana Duck' and signing copies.

For the grown-ups.  In the afternoon of Saturday 22nd, we have Jeannie Mehta giving a talk based on her lived experience that forms the background of her fascinating book 'Unsuitable Girl' , Jeannie will also be signing copies.

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


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

Come along and join us!



We  stock best sellers, as well as a wide selection of classics on Special offer! 

We have five star rated books, biographies, autobiographies, walking and cycling books, cookery books, photography and Art books and so much more!  

We can make book recommendations for you or for someone you care about And you can make them yourself and place them by the book on the shelf 

  explore our children's books that educate, thrill and bring magic into little lives.  We have TV characters, traditional stories, books for toddlers to teenagers and young adults


We sell stationery, arts and crafts, and gifts too, so you can mix and match with that perfect book to create unique gifts for those special occasions, all in one place.

Travel, outdoors, road trips, hobbies

We are based within the Artisan so once you've purchased a book, you can start reading straight away with a coffee in hand.

Books are gifts of timeout from busy lives.  Come along, browse, have a coffee and choose your next read and let us order anything that you can't find on the shelf.

Mini Readers

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

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The Royal Oak Readers Club

 '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!




phone: 01743  290503

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