Bookshrop is the new venue for the Poetry Group's monthly meetings.  Next meeting is

Monday August 21st 7.30pm 


July's guest poet was Kate Innes.  Her latest poetry collection, Flocks of Words now in stock at £5.99.

Kate's novel The Errant Hours will be available at Bookshrop 


Set in the Welsh Marches in 1284, The Errant Hours is inspired by the seductive art of illuminated manuscripts, drawing from the deep well of medieval legend to weave a story of survival, courage, trickery and love.

"Kate Innes's glorious first novel is a lyrical joy. Up there with the best of Pat Bracewell and Elizabeth Chadwick, it offers utter immersion in an intricate, plausible world. " Manda Scott, Shropshire-based author of historical fiction

  John Shipley, author of the A-Z of Curious Shropshire was here to sign copies of this and his

 previous book, The Little Book of Shropshire. John and Dinah at Bookshrop July 22nd 2017

 Signed copies now available


Previously....2016 in author visits..


Peter Parker, author of the acclaimed new book on the life of A.E Housman: Housman Country - Into the Heart of the England. Hardback £25 joined us recently.  Signed copies now available!


Peter talked about and read from his book, which details the path of Housman's most famous poem, from its publication in 1896, to its place today as the one of the nation's best loved evocations of the English countryside.

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop  dropped by for an informal book signing of Cartes Postales, her latest work of fiction illustrated with photographs that make this journey around Greece, already alive in the imagination, linger forever in


This year it's the 10th anniversary of

Independent Bookshop Week the annual event that celebrates high street booksellers and what they have to offer customers and communities. We will have books exclusive to independent bookshops on offer, plus new rising star Vaseem Khan dropped by to sign copies of his new books. 


 The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (paperback £7.99) and The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown, hardback £12.99,books one and two of a new series A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation. The third Inspector Chopra novel is published in March 2017, "The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star"

 For fans of Alexander McCall's Ladies' Detective Agency. Vaseem Khan and Dinah at Bookshrop, Independent Bookshop Week, 2016 

Recently at Bookshrop


The Errant Hours - set in Shropshire in 1284 (£8.99)

 Welsh Marches July 1284 - the uprising in wales is over, the leader gruesomely executed, the dead buried. But for Illesa Arrowsmith, the war's aftermath is just as brutal. When her brother is thrown into the Forester's prison on false charges, she is left impoverished and alone. All Illesa has left is the secret manuscript entrusted to her - a book so powerful it can save lives, a book so valuable that its discovery could lead to her death. When the bailiff's daughter finds it, Illesa decides to run, and break her brother out of jail by whatever means. But the powerful Forester tracks them down, and Illesa must put herself and the book at the mercy of an unscrupulous knight who threatens to reveal all their secrets, one by one.

Inspired by the seductive art of illuminated manuscripts, The errant Hours draws from the deep well of medieval legend to weave as story of survival and courage, trickery and love. £8.99 paperback