Dear readers & book-lovers,

Everyone here at CCB hopes that you and your families are safe and well.

Shipping books
With effect from 5pm on March 30th we have had to pause shipping books. For the last two weeks we’ve been hastily re-engineering the way we do things behind the scenes and putting our shop stock onto our website.

In the last few days the physical dispatch of most of our book orders has been serviced on our behalf by one of our suppliers. Despite the stringent steps that supplier took to ensure the safety of their teams, they have now decided that they should also cease operations and so cannot send out books for the time being. We completely understand and support them in that decision.

You CAN still order books, for shipping once it’s safe
We’re already hearing from customers that they are keen to keep ordering books, for us to dispatch as soon as it’s safe and responsible to do so. So you can still purchase any of the books on our website in this way - and remember we can add any book that you don’t see there if you just send us an enquiry to Your order will just be recorded and dispatched immediately that supply becomes possible.

Order a pick-me-up parcel
We’ve created a special pick-me-up parcel to bring joy to the doorstep as soon as it’s safe and responsible to post out. Read more about these special selections of books and order one for yourself or a loved one.

Book subscriptions
Our bespoke Reading Subscriptions are also still available for purchase. Our booksellers will choose fantastic books for all of our subscribers based on the questionnaires they have completed. Then as soon as the supply chain has restarted all subscriptions, new and old, will swiftly receive their next book and be back up and running. You can buy a 6-month or 12-month subscription.

How to contact us and order books
In these difficult times we are keener than ever to stay in touch with our customers and supporters. Here are a few ways to do so:

Thank you for your support
At this time more than any other we’re so grateful for your custom and support. Each subscription you purchase for future use, each book you buy for future delivery is a huge boost to us and will help us to do all we can to support those less fortunate than ourselves.

Stay safe and keep reading!

With very best wishes from

Dee & the CCB team x