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Tudor House,  22 High Street,  East Grinstead,  West Sussex,  RH19 3AW


Friday 1st July at 6pm


Legendary Historic Walking Tour

Krys and John are hosting next legendary High Street Walk on Friday 1st July at  6pm.  We can guarantee fun and laughter all the way, plus a bit of exercise thrown in for good measure, and we will forever change your view of our wonderful High Street. These walks are always fully booked so please book early by popping into the Bookshop or calling 01342 322669. This great photo was taken by Bonx Trigwell.

We won ! Your favourite local bookshop is now officially the best bookshop cardshop in the country.

The Bookshop was recently chosen by The Publishers Association of Great Britain to appear in a film, championing the whole publishing and bookselling industry.


Al fresco Tuesday night Chess resumes from May 2022, outside your favourite local bookshop. Just come along and make your move from 19.30pm.


Every Sunday at 10.30am  we hold our popular children`s chess sessions. Release your inner Magnus Carlsen join us.


Celebrating my thirty years as a bookseller on East Grinstead`s wonderful High Street

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Bookseller`s Log

VideoS from your favourite local bookshop by John & Krys

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The Bookshop`s very own Nicola
is the illustrator
of this beautiful, new book on birds.
In The Bookshop


Friday 8th July


We are so delighted to be welcoming Catherine to The Bookshop


A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year 2020
A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 2020

'The Putin book that we've been waiting for' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland

'Books about modern Russia abound ... Belton has surpassed them all. Her much-awaited book is the best and most important on modern Russia' The Times

A chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's renaissance, Putin's rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world.

In Putin's People , former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs.

Through exclusive interviews with key inside players, Belton tells how Putin's people conducted their relentless seizure of private companies, took over the economy, siphoned billions, blurred the lines between organised crime and political powers, shut down opponents, and then used their riches and power to extend influence in the West.

In a story that ranges from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump's America, Putin's People is a gripping and terrifying account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world.

'A fearless, fascinating account ... Reads at times like a John le Carre novel ... A groundbreaking and meticulously researched anatomy of the Putin regime, Belton's book shines a light on the pernicious threats Russian money and influence now pose to the west' Guardian

Breaking news.
Alison Weir will return to The Bookshop on 21st July to talk about her latest book, Elizabeth of York.


‘With Elizabeth of York, Alison Weir gives us her most compelling heroine yet… This is where the story of the Tudors begins and is historical fiction at its absolute best’ TRACY BORMAN

‘One of the great women of history… History has the best stories and they should all be told like this’ CONN IGGULDEN

Mother. Survivor. Queen


Eldest daughter of the royal House of York, Elizabeth dreams of a crown to call her own. But when her beloved father, King Edward, dies suddenly, her destiny is rewritten.

Her family’s enemies close in. Two young princes are murdered in the Tower. Then her uncle seizes power – and vows to make Elizabeth his queen.

But another claimant seeks the throne, the upstart son of the rival royal House of Lancaster. Marriage to this Henry Tudor would unite the white rose of York and the red of Lancaster – and change everything.

A great new age awaits. Now Elizabeth must choose her allies – and husband – wisely, and fight for her right to rule.

Thursday 28thJuly

Local man and British Airways most experienced 747 captain Nick Eades will be regaling us with stories from his career on 28th July.

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Still Improving: Becoming the World's Most Experienced 747 Captain is the second part of author, Nick Eades' autobiographical account of his career in aviation as he rose up British Airways' seniority list to become the world's youngest and then, the most experienced Boeing 747 captain. Following on from The Self-Improver: A Pilot's Journey, which told the story about Nick's step-by-step path at the beginning of his career, this follow-up account, sees him take up a job with the world's favourite airline, British Airways. So begins another journey which would lead to him captaining one of the most iconic aircraft. The book takes us through the rigorous steps required of all top pilots as Nick attempted to achieve his goal of a command on his favourite aeroplane, the Boing 747. The book also relates the many exciting stories which saw Nick placed in all sorts of situations requiring a wide range of skills to handle both inside and outside the cockpit. Still Improving: Becoming the World's Most Experienced 747 Captain and The Self-Improver: A Pilot's Journey, the first edition of Nick Eades' autobiographical account of his career in aviation, have been written in a way that will appeal to the general readers who might not know much about aviation. Nick Eades is originally from the South coast of England where he grew up close to Shoreham Airport in Sussex in a family with a strong aviation background. He now lives in East Grinstead with his wife Liz, who he met while flying. They have two grown sons, James and Robert. Nick plans to continue writing and is planning his third book, Overtaken by a Butterfly: The Stories Behind Running the World, about his experiences going running whilst travelling around the world during his career as a pilot.

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Tudor House,  22 High Street,  East Grinstead,  West Sussex,  RH19 3AW