This Tuesday we finally hosted our World Book Day 2018 celebrations with a local primary school. A team of two teachers and 18 children from Farrington school crossed the fields in wellies to come and spend the morning with us. The teachers settled in to enjoy a cup of coffee in our café, and the children headed off to get lost in our shelves.

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We planned a scavenger hunt for the children, which rewarded them with a free book if they could find everything on the list. All the students succeeded, and left with free books all round. Our staff members wanted to have a go - the words 'free books' are like kryptonite to booksellers - but as they put the books out on the shelves, it seemed a little bit like cheating.

We've recently reorganised our shop, which included making a better area for Young Adult readers. Farrington School were the first to test it out and judging by the smiles on their faces and the arms full of books - we think they approved!

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It's important for us to encourage reading in children and young adults, and hearing the Farrington students shouting "we love Bookbarn!" as they left us was brilliant.

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We love hosting events like this; so if you think your school would enjoy a visit to the Bookbarn, contact us on 01761 451777, or email bookbarn@bookbarninternational.com.


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