"Debbie has been wonderful from the start. I love her attitude, I love her packaging, I love the ethos of a person endeavouring to be an individual and provide a personal service in a largely corporate market environment." - Helen H.
In 2009, I decided it was time to live the dream and open a bookshop. Having moved to Leicestershire for my previous job in the music industry, I spotted an empty shop on the High Street of Kibworth, submitted my resignation, filled the empty shop full of books and opened the doors two weeks later just in time for Christmas. Since then, we've set up seven bookclubs, hosted and provided books for events in the shop and at venues in the city and county and founded an annual Book Festival. We have won Regional Independent Bookshop of the Year, Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year, Caboodle Bookshop of the Month and three James Patterson Awards for our work promoting children's books. None of this would have however been possible without the outstanding support of our fabulous customers. I never dreamed my bookshop could be such a success. Thank you to everyone for helping us to create and grow this lovely environment for all you booklovers out there. Debbie James