We set up a number of in-school author events in direct collaboration with individual schools. Recent highlights have included school events with Michael Rosen, Anne Fine, Jane Ray, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, John Boyne, Lauren St John, Liz Pichon, Polly Dunbar and Hannah Shaw, to name but a few. We have also been privileged to receive shop author visits from, among other notable names, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Michael Morpurgo, Mick Inkpen, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Browne, Robert Muchamore, Michael Foreman, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury.

 

For young children we have had visits from Maisy and Kipper as well as our regular weekly storytime which takes place every Thursday at 11am and Saturday at 10am.

 

In the last year we have hosted successful events in the shop with authors including Judith Kerr, Julia Donaldson, Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy, Michael Rosen, Liz Pichon, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury.

 

Staff knowledge and expertise underpins all our work. Their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work are key and their love of children's books crucial.

Our approach - now as in previous years - is built on enthusiasm for books with a strong commitment to getting more books to more readers, and always the right book to the right child.

 

 

Whether we are taking high profile authors to large scale events, or making the time to read a story to a small child whose carer needs a chance to browse, we believe the most important element of our shop is our relationship with our customers.  

 

Awards

 

Winner of Best Bookshop Award, LBC 97.3 & The Independent, 
Living London Awards 2005

Winner of the Walker Books Children's Independent of the Year, 
The Bookseller Retail Awards 2005

Shortlisted for the 2011 Walker Books Children's Independent 

Bookseller of the Year Award

Shortlisted for the 2010 Walker Books Children's Independent 
Bookseller of the Year Award

Shortlisted for the 2009 Walker Books Children's Independent 
Bookseller of the Year Award

Shortlisted for British Book Industry Awards 2007, Independent 
Bookshop of the Year Award

Shortlisted for The Bookseller Retail Awards 2007, The Walker 
Books Children's Independent of the Year

 

 

  

The Children's Bookshop has been established in Muswell Hill since 1974. We have a deep commitment to enthusing children - and their carers - with a passion for books that is so important to building the booklovers of the future.

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