love your bookshop day 2022

It was truly a joy to once again be able to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day in store – after two difficult years of lockdowns preventing it, how wonderful to welcome all our lovely community inside to help us celebrate the day.

Balloons, sweet treats, visiting authors bringing requisite food offerings, but mostly just the fun of talking books with our community and enjoying everything that bookshops bring to our lives.  We had a wonderful bespoke ‘Book stack’ watercolour painting from local artist Maria Juul Gaff-Larsen to give away to a lucky customer on the day, with our own Farrells Favourites painting on display.

Launch of The Beaver and the Beasts

We also had the great honour of launching Patrick and Noah Guest’s wonderful new children’s book The Beaver and the Beasts.  The shop was fit to bursting – with both bodies and love – and we were all thoroughly entertained by a bevy of beasts and one very cute little beaver.  Illustrator Kate Moon was also on hand to join the celebrations. It was a wonderful end to a wonderful day.

The Beaver and the Beasts

Patrick & Noah Guest

Illustrated by Kate Moon

The Beaver and the Beasts is a hilarious tale about a cheeky little beaver who crashes a secret meeting of the world’s notorious beasts. The beasts have travelled thousands of miles to converge for this important meeting: there’s the minotaur from Greece, trolls from France, a Yeti from Mt Everest and a werewolf from London. Their leader – the Loch Ness Monster – is calling an international emergency; children across the world don’t believe in them any more!

But before they tackle the crisis, they have a bigger problem on their hands in the form of a cheeky little beaver.

A story about facing your fears and keeping your sense of wonder, The Beaver and the Beasts is Patrick Guest’s first book with his son Noah.