Browsing by Video

Check out the book – from your home!

Exclusively Yours, Monday to Friday

Welcome to our trial page for exclusive video shopping sessions at the bookshop!

We hope that you have had a chance to check out the photographs of our shelves on the Time to Browse pages. Maybe now you want to see some of the books in a little more detail? Pick them up and look inside? Find out the price? Ask about titles you don’t see on the shelves?

Before the video call…

Up to now, we have been answering such questions by email, telephone or text. Now we’re about to offer an additional way…

The video call has begun…

Starting Thursday 5th November, you will be able to direct your own personal assistant to pick out from the shelves any titles that may have captured your interest. You will then be able to examine them in detail, and ask the assistant questions – all by video link.

The Happy Proprietor to a Happy Customer?

You can then purchase the book(s) as if you were right here in the real shop, and we can arrange delivery of your purchase for a flat fee of £5 to anywhere in the UK, regardless of the number of books purchased. (Overseas postage at cost.)

Feel free to use the box in the booking pages to tell us about your interests ahead of the session, so that we can look for additional material ‘in the back’ – that magical, mysterious and very full space all good bookshops have!

We will be using Google Meet, which requires no downloads or special software on a desktop or laptop and which runs off a simple free app on a tablet or mobile. The booking system should send you an email confirmation containing the Google Meet link – if by any chance you do not receive this, just let us know and we can send it out manually.

Picking Up a Penguin

You can book one of the available slots above*, which run from Monday to Friday. The bookshop is open just for you!

We are testing an entirely new system here – so apologies if it doesn’t quite go according to plan in these first few days! We would welcome all feedback.

*Please book at least two hours in advance