“I have dealt with Read bookshop on a personal and professional basis since they opened. We have attended as a school several of their author events which made them the perfect choice when ordering and restocking our school and class libraries. I found them to be so easy to correspond with. My email queries were dealt with quickly and efficiently and their knowledge about books and appropriate texts for each year group was second to none. They were so helpful in pointing us in the right direction for texts we had not thought of and when the books arrived in school all boxed up and in year group order it made the process of restocking our shelves so much easier. They also had some really lovely ideas about how we could present these books and make the experience of reading them special for our pupils.
On their suggestion we wrapped all the books and gave one to each child as a present – their first reading book in class 3. For one of our pupils this ignited his love of reading. His mum told us after she had never seen him read at home before, it was always a chore to get him to read and he never took an interest in reading for pleasure. Since the new books arrived and were presented to him in this way – as a gift and something special to cherish – he has worked his way through almost all of our bookshelf. What a great local business – a gift, something special to cherish too.”