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A huge selection of books to purchase
They make great gifts...
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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

Signed Limited Edition

December's Featured Book

Christmas Poems

By Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher : Picador; Main Market Edition

Language : English

Hardback : 240 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-1529038743

For a decade, while she was Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy gifted her thousands of readers an illustrated poem every Christmas, transporting them in one year to a seventeenth-century festival on the frozen Thames, in another to Western Front to witness the famous 1914 truce, then to a sweet winter’s night in the South of France with Pablo Picasso and his small dog.

Christmas Poems showcases Duffy’s bold and innovative voice, alongside gorgeous artwork from Rob Ryan, David De Las Heras and Lara Hawthorne, amongst others. These ten much-loved poems are gathered together for the first time in this compendium to make a perfect gift for old friends celebrating a decade’s tradition or those experiencing the magic of Duffy’s festive verse for the first time.

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

Cover Image for A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz
A Line to Kill
'Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading' KATE MOSSE 'Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery' ADAM HAMDY 'Horowitz ... playing Watson to Hawthorne's Sherlock, serves up a pretty kettle of fish, full of red herrings' THE TIMES 'With a colourful cast of characters, clever red herrings, a locked-room puzzle and chalk-and-cheese banter between the sleuths, Horowitz keeps the reader entertained and guessing throughout, in a wonderful take on the classic crime thriller' INDEPENDENT ________________________________________ 'I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.' There has never been a murder on Alderney. It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him. Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour. The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets. When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects. There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death...
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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

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