Crediton Community Bookshop works with schools and colleges across Devon to help and support in a variety of different ways, including author visits, book fairs, school visits, class events and book orders.

Author visits

CCB loves nothing more than bringing authors to schools. An author visit can help motivate children of all ages to read more and can bring about some inspirational creative writing. Most of all, an author visit to your school can provide very real evidence that “Reading for Pleasure” is part of the school’s programme!

“It’s great that you have brought in a young male author because we are an all female staff and it’s really important for our boys in particular to see men talk about writing and hear them being enthusiastic about books. Our kids have loved Dan’s stories.”

Book fairs

We arrange tailored book-fairs to the needs of your school, bringing a carefully selected range of books to inspire children of all ages. Our ethos is to make books affordable so wherever possible books are discounted and other promotional offers are provided. Children and parents loves these book-fairs and OFSTED like them too!

“Thank you so much for bringing your bookshop to our school, many of our pupils don’t get the opportunity to visit a bookshop or library.”

School visits and class events

CCB will work with your school to bring in carefully selected titles to read to different year groups, introducing them to new authors. Following these events pupils and parents have an opportunity to browse the books and buy them at special CCB prices. We love to welcome children to CCB to talk about books, listen to stories or meet authors. If you can’t get to the shop we will come to your school to talk about books in an assembly or to individual classes.

“Your last author visit completely transformed one of our pupils – I couldn’t get him to write before, but after your author talked about how she writes, his attitude has completely changed and he is a keen writer.”

Book orders

We offer an efficient and competitively priced ordering service. We aim to fulfil your orders quickly and within your budget. We can also recommend titles to suit your needs and support curriculum coverage.

“The service I have received from Crediton Community Bookshop has been absolutely outstanding. Dee and her team are incredibly helpful and friendly, finding any title we request quickly and negotiating good deals. Orders are also processed immediately; we often received the book orders within 2-3 days of placing them. I would highly recommend ordering through the community bookshop.”

Get in touch

Contact us to put your school on our mailing lists and hear about our author and event programmes. If you would like more information our professional volunteer-led team can be in touch to discuss your requirements.

And remember, CCB Gift Vouchers make great prizes!