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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

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
by Wax, Ruby Health & personal development Paperback
£8.99 Add to basket
A Nest of Vipers
A Nest of Vipers
by Camilleri, Andrea, Sartarelli, Stephen Fiction & related items Paperback
£8.99 Add to basket
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A Passage North
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 A story of age and youth, loss and survival that builds into a magisterial reckoning with mortality, from the prize winning author of Story of a Brief Marriage 'Mesmerizing, political, intimate, unafraid – this is a superb novel, a novel that pays such close, intelligent attention to the world we all live in' Sunjeev Sahota, author of China Room and the Booker shortlisted The Year of the Runaways ‘A Passage North is a novel of consciousness alert to the turning of history […] I’ve rarely read something so exquisitely alive’ Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother's former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an activist he fell in love with four years earlier while living in Delhi, bringing with it the stirring of distant memories and desires. As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for the funeral, so begins a passage into the soul of an island devastated by violence. Written with precision and grace, A Passage North is a poignant memorial for the missing and the dead, and a luminous meditation on time, consciousness, and the lasting imprint of the connections we make with others.
£14.99 Add to basket
A Passion for Flying : 50 Years in the Cockpit
A Passion for Flying : 50 Years in the Cockpit
by Eeles, Tom Group Captain Language Paperback
£12.99 Add to basket

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Cover image for poetry anthology Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! edited by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year
A glorious and ambitious sequel to I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree - winner of Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018 and Red Magazine's Children's Illustrated Book of the Year 2019, and described by Julia Donaldson as "An absolutely beautiful book." This lavishly illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal poems - one for every day of the year - ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. The spectacular range of poems for children includes work by Roger McGough, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson. Britta Teckentrup's breathtaking illustrations bring together all the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom, making this poetry anthology a perfect gift that will be treasured by generations.   With sumptuous finishes including cloth binding, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands.   The perfect gift for any child or adult to treasure.
£25.00 Add to basket