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Nestled on the high street of Kirkham is Book, Bean and Ice Cream, a thriving independent café and boutique book and gift shop.

A favourite with locals and visitors alike, the shop is the passion of proprietor Elaine Silverwood.

Why not take a look around our website and learn a little more about what’s on offer at Book, Bean and Ice Cream? We also have an online store that offers a range of signed books by some of the best loved and most familiar names writing today. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you will come to love our special shop and cafe as much as we do.

March's Featured Book

Becoming by Michelle Obama

ISBN: 978-0241334140
Author: Michelle Obama
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 400
Language: English

Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United StatesIn her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her — from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it — in her own words and on her own terms.

Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations — and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Gift vouchers make a perfect present.

Our vouchers can be used to either make purchases from our great book selection, our Artisan Gifts or to enjoy a lovely coffee with a delicious cake. Valid for twelve months why not give the gift of choice?

£5, £10 and £20 Vouchers available.

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Cover image for Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdad Sing
For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
£8.99 Add to basket
Cover image for Where the River Runs Gold
Where the River Runs Gold
Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in Kairos City with their father, Nabil. The few live in luxury, whilst the millions like them crowd together in compounds, surviving on meagre rations and governed by Freedom Fields - the organisation that looks after you, as long as you opt in. The bees have long disappeared; instead children must labour on farms, pollinating crops by hand so that the nation can eat. The farm Shifa and Themba are sent to is hard and cruel. Themba won't survive there and Shifa comes up with a plan to break them out. But they have no idea where they are - their only guide is a map drawn from the ramblings of a stranger.
£7.99 Add to basket
Cover Image for Daniel Start's Wild Guide to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales
Wild Guide Lakes and Dales
Imagine a summer spent swimming in mountain waterfalls, exploring lost ruins and caverns, and camping in ancient forests. In this explorer s compendium you will discover the most exciting and lesser-known places to visit in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, with magical places to stay and where to find the very best local and artisan food, straight from the farm or field. Featuring stunning photography and engaging travel writing, this is the perfect book for families seeking new adventures off the beaten track, or explorers dreaming up their ultimate weekend escape. New from the award-winning Wild Guide series, with over 750 secret adventures, hidden places and wild weekend escapes. Taking you to places no other guidebook reaches. Wild swims, waterfalls, river pools and hidden tarns Scrambles, gorge walks and gills Secret beaches and islands Lesser-known peaks and extraordinary rock formations Giant caverns and caves Lost ruins, follies and sacred wells Meadows, ancient forests and amazing wildlife Local food producers, micro-breweries, inns and farm shops Bothies, gypsy caravans, wild camps and campfire campsites Ancient rock art, sacred circles and the Stonehenge of the north.
£15.99 Add to basket
Cover image for Word Perfect by Susie Dent
Word Perfect
Welcome to a year of wonder with Susie Dent, lexicographer, logophile, and longtime queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner. From the real Jack the Lad to the theatrically literal story behind stealing someone's thunder, from tartle (forgetting someone's name at the very moment you need it) to snaccident (the unintentional eating of an entire packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is a brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable stories, fascinating facts, and surprising etymologies tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again.
£14.99 Add to basket

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