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A huge selection of books to purchase
They make great gifts...
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Enjoy a nice warm drink, and an award
winning cake in friendly, comfy surroundings
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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.

Only £16.99

Hardback Edition

July's Featured Book

The House of Fortune

By Jessie Burton

Publisher : Picador; Main Market edition

Language : English

Hardback : 416 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-1509886081

In the golden city of Amsterdam, in 1705, Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the city’s theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, all is not well – her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat. On Thea’s birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past begin to overwhelm the present.

Nella is desperate to save the family and maintain appearances, to find Thea a husband who will guarantee her future, and when they receive an invitation to Amsterdam’s most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed – perhaps this will set their fortunes straight.

And indeed, the ball does set things spinning: new figures enter their life, promising new futures. But their fates are still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she remembers the miniaturist who entered her life and toyed with her fortunes eighteen years ago. Perhaps, now, she has returned for her . . .

The House of Fortune is a glorious, sweeping story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny.

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.

Book shop - buy your book directly below

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7 Ways
Jamie has done his research to find out exactly what we, as a nation, love to eat. He's taken 18 of our favourite ingredients and created 7 new, easy and delicious ways to cook them. We're talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking - chicken breast, salmon fillet, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few. Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook each of these hero foods, requiring minimal time, effort and a maximum of only 8 ingredients.
£26.00 Add to basket
A Better Man
A Better Man
by Penny, Louise Fiction & related items Hardback
£19.99 Add to basket
A Boy Called Christmas
A Boy Called Christmas
by Haig, Matt, Mould, Chris Children's, young adult & educational Paperback
£6.99 Add to basket
A Cake For The Gestapo
A Cake For The Gestapo
by King, Jacqueline, Bousfield-Donohoe, Isla Children's, young adult & educational Paperback
£7.99 Add to basket

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Jane Eyre
A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre intrigues readers through the vigorous courage of Jane's voice, a forceful depiction of childhood injustice, an unflinching examination of the restraints placed upon women, and a worthy exploration into the complexities of both faith and passion.
£14.99 Add to basket
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Northern Lights: illustrated edition

A stunning full-colour illustrated gift hardback to celebrate the 25th anniversary of NORTHERN LIGHTS, with breathtaking art throughout by Chris Wormell.

First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. “Without this child, we shall all die.” Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…
£30.00 Add to basket
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Paperblank 2021 Diary

12-Month, 2021 ,  Midi week to view diary, 130 × 180 mm, 160 pages

£15.99 Add to basket