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Dartmouth TQ6 9RB




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Christmas is coming and there are lots of lovely books in our shop for you to choose, great presents for adults and children. The pic shows Santa at Candlelit giving books donated by the shop to local children. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers and supporters.




A new book, Dartmouth Through Time, is on sale in the shop. Author Ginny Campbell has matched historic photos of Dartmouth with new ones she has taken from the same place, giving a fascinating idea of how times have changed - or not! She is pictured in the shop with manager, Andrea.


Marcia Willett signs books


Local author Marcia Willett called in at the bookshop today to sign copies of her books. Her latest title, in hardback, is Indian Summer, set in Devon, about friendship and love shadowed by hidden truths.

We have in stock signed copies of most of Marcia's books for you to enjoy, including The Sea Garden (Devon), Postcards from the Past (Cornwall), and a seasonal treat, The Christmas Angel - full of local places and characters.



Dartmouth Community Bookshop has been awarded a grant of £1500 by well-known international author James Patterson to create a new children’s space and new counter in the shop. This will be incorporated into the plans to expand the bookshop by roofing over the yard at the back, creating a bigger sales area, new staff facilities and storage. Work is due to start in January 2015.

Dartmouth Community Bookshop was one of 183 Independent bookshops to apply for a grant out of which 73 shops won awards for a total of £130,000 in what is the first tranche. Eligible bookshops were those with a dedicated children’s section.

 Pictured are from left, Kathy Stansfield (Secretary) Andrea Saunders (Manager) and Tony Fyson (Chairman) of the bookshop, at the exsiting counter, which willbecome the new children's area.



Anna Hope, whose first book, Wake, has made a real impact, was at Dartmouth library to talk about her book on July 3.Unusually it covers just five days after World War 1 when the Unknown Solider was being repatriated to an almost hysterical public traumatised by years of war. She focuses on the experiences of three women at this time, all of whom have experienced loss.

London-based Anne spent 6 months in Dartington while writing it and confesses that she is smitten with the area and will return. Published by Doubleday, the book was so popuar that it went to auction amongst publishers which was very exciting for Anna. The book costs £12.99 from the bookshop.


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