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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 £8.99

Paperback Edition

April's Featured Book

They both die in the end

By Adam Silvera

Publisher : Simon & Schuster

Language : English

Paperback : 384 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-1471166204

On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure – to live a lifetime in a single day.

Another beautiful, heartbreaking and life-affirming book from the brilliant Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, What If It’s Us and the Infinity Cycle series.

PRAISE FOR ADAM SILVERA:

‘There isn’t a teenager alive who won’t find their heart described perfectly on these pages.’ Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go

‘Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief.’ Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything

‘Bold and haunting.’ Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium

‘A phenomenal talent.’ Juno Dawson, author of Clean and Wonderland

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 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
A Pocketful of Happiness
Signed Copy
A Pocketful of Happiness
Publisher : Gallery UK (29 Sept. 2022) Language : English Hardcover : 352 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1398519473 Pre-order today for despatch on or shortly after 29th September 2022.   SIGNED & EXCLUSIVE COPY   An intimate and uplifting memoir by Richard E. Grant. Born in Swaziland in 1957, Richard E. Grant moved to the UK to pursue his acting career, and has been a fixture on our screens since his breakout role in Withnail and I in 1987. When his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set him a challenge: to find a pocketful of happiness in every day. The result is this book. Set between the present day and flashbacks to delightfully indiscreet diary entries recalling landmarks from his remarkable life and glittering career, this is an immensely personal and profound memoir that celebrates and cherishes life’s unexpected joys. Funny, moving and perceptive, A Pocketful of Happiness is an insight into the life of a much loved British actor.   About the Author Richard E. Grant was launched to fame in 1987 cult classic Withnail and I. Since then, he has gone on to star in a wide variety of films, including his Oscar nominated performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? in 2018. An avid reader, in 2021 he hosted the BBC's literary travel series Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant. He married Joan Washington in 1986, and has a daughter, Olivia. You can find him on Twitter @RichardEGrant and Instagram at @richard.e.grant.
£20.00 Add to basket

Perfect gifts, ready to buy online...

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.
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