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GOLDEN JUBILEE: 50 happy years for beloved Chorleywood bookshop

 Published on: 20th May 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

As the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne this June, another institution celebrates its own Golden Jubilee, the Chorleywood Bookshop.

To celebrate, and to mark Independent Bookshop Week (IBW), the shop will be hosting a series of activities from June 18-25.

The regular visits from authors the store is known for will continue, with such well-known figures as the Reverend Richard Coles, broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, novelist Clare Pooley and crime writer Mark Billingham all doing talks and meet-ups to promote their newest works.

On Saturday, June 25, leading biologist and writer Leif Bersweden will be guiding guests and staff through a plant and wildflower walk on Chorleywood Common, hoping to give people a fresh perspective on a local feature.

Local schools will be joining in the fun too, with the bookshop having organised several special visits, featuring children’s authors such as Vashti Hardy, Joanna Nadin, and Ian Mark. 

Even the famous Gruffalo himself will be jumping off the page to say hello to young patrons of the shop at various points in the month.

Co-owner of Chorleywood Bookshop Sheryl Shurville said: “This is an exciting milestone for us, representing a testament to our wonderfully supportive community and our willingness to adapt and evolve within an ever-changing marketplace. 

“We are thrilled to be holding these special events during this year’s Independent Bookshop Week.”

All of the events described and more can be booked online, by following the link at or by phone at 01923 283566.

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