Last week was one of the busiest and most fun we've had at Bookbarn. It was a week of firsts - we began the week with a Bank Holiday Kilo Sale, the first of its kind for us, and we ended it with our first May Fayre.

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For the past two years, we have held a Winter Fayre in November. The fayre is a chance for us to use our space for something a little different than book-selling, and we invite local craftspeople of all kinds to come and join us and showcase their talents.


This year, we decided to kick off the Summer here at Bookbarn with our first May Fayre. We invited stall holders to join us for the day on Saturday, and thankfully the rain held off and a couple of our talented visitors were able to set up stalls outside in the sunshine.

We had a brilliant mix of stalls, selling an array of wonderful gifts, including photography, stained glass craft, chocolate (incredibly yummy chocolate), cards and prints, and much more.



The café made tasty takeaway food for our visitors, and we also had the pleasure of an afternoon of poetry readings from the talented Barn Poets. The Barn Poets meet every third Tuesday evening in our café, and explore their talents within a supportive and encouraging group of other poets. They settled themselves in our Darwin Rare Books Room and delivered some funny, poignant and sweet poems.


We're very lucky to have the space to hold events like this, and we enjoy getting involved in the community around us. We love being able to encourage the arts projects and groups around us. If you are interested in using our space to hold a group or a class, email us at or call 01761 451333.

Read more about our events on our website, or check out our facebook page!