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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 £20.00

Hardback

September's Featured Book

Too Many Reasons to Live

By Rob Burrow

** Independent Bookshop Limited Edition **

Publisher : Macmillan; Main Market Edition

Language : English

Hardback : 304 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-1529073249

The inspirational memoir from rugby league legend Rob Burrow on his extraordinary career and his battle with motor neurone disease.

‘A pocket rocket of a player and a giant of a character . . . He is one in a million and his story is truly inspirational’ – Clare Balding

‘I’m not giving in until my last breath’ – Rob Burrow

Rob Burrow is one of the greatest rugby league players of all time. And the most inspirational. As a boy, Rob was told he was too small to play the sport. Even when he made his debut for Leeds Rhinos, people wrote him off as a novelty. But Rob never stopped proving people wrong. During his time at Leeds, for whom he played almost 500 games, he won eight Super League Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenges. He also played for his country in two World Cups.

In December 2019, Rob was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a rare degenerative condition, and given a couple of years to live. He was only 37, not long retired and had three young children. When he went public with the devastating news, the outpouring of affection and support was extraordinary. When it became clear that Rob was going to fight it all the way, sympathy turned to awe.

This is the story of a tiny kid who adored rugby league but never should have made it – and ended up in the Leeds hall of fame. It’s the story of a man who resolved to turn a terrible predicament into something positive – when he could have thrown the towel in. It’s about the power of love, between Rob and his childhood sweetheart Lindsey; and of friendship, between Rob and his faithful team mates. Far more than a sports memoir, Too Many Reasons to Live is a story of boundless courage and infinite kindness.

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

A Little in Love
A Little in Love
by Fletcher, Susan Children's, young adult & educational Paperback
£6.99 Add to basket
A Little Lower Than the Angels
A Little Lower Than the Angels
by McCaughrean, Geraldine For National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Paperback
£6.99 Add to basket
A Manual for Heartache
A Manual for Heartache
by Rentzenbrink, Cathy Health & personal development Hardback
£10.00 Add to basket
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
by Wax, Ruby Health & personal development Paperback
£8.99 Add to basket

Perfect gifts, ready to buy online...

The Mog Treasury : Six Classic Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
The Mog Treasury : Six Classic Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
by Kerr, Judith For National Curriculum Early Years Hardback
£19.99 Add to basket
Cover image for Shakespeare's Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint
The Sonnets and a Lover’s Complaint
One of Penguin's impressive hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When this volume of Shakespeare's poems first appeared in 1609, he had already written most of the great plays that made him famous. The 154 sonnets - all but two of which are addressed to a beautiful young man or a treacherous 'dark lady' - contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, and deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time. Also included is A Lover's Complaint, originally published with the sonnets, in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.
£14.99 Add to basket
The Storm Whale Slipcase : The Storm Whale in Winter
The Storm Whale Slipcase : The Storm Whale in Winter
by Davies, Benji Children's, young adult & educational Hardback
£20.00 Add to basket
The World of Peter Rabbit: A Box of Postcards
The World of Peter Rabbit: A Box of Postcards
by Potter, Beatrix Children's, young adult & educational Paperback
£14.99 Add to basket