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Costa Book Awards 2018

January 7, 2019

It’s that time again – the Costa Book Award 2018 category winners have been announced! There are five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Book. An overall winner across the categories will be chosen on January 29th. The Costa Book Awards, which have been running since 1971 to honour outstanding books written each year by authors based in the UK and Ireland. This year’s category winners are…

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CCB’s 2018 Bestsellers!

January 1, 2019

2018 was a wonderful year of books! As we step ahead into an exciting 2019, with lots of new plans, projects and people, we thought we’d take a look back at the Top 10 CCB bestsellers of last year… 10 | Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles Buy Now 9 | Becoming | Michelle Obama Buy Now 8 | This is Going to Hurt | Adam Kay Buy Now 7 | Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli  & Francesca Cavallo  Buy … Read more

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Crediton Local History Book Round Up

December 8, 2018

We’ve put together a selection of local histories and perspectives perfect for shedding some light on Crediton’s story, and the surrounding area. Crediton Through the Ages is a perfect introduction to the town. Starting with Crediton’s 300 million year old Permian geology, Crediton Through the Ages works forward through early settlements, religious establishments, various industries, the Prayer Book Rebellion and Civil War, the fire, and institutions and individuals – all of which have contributed to the town’s unique character. Another … Read more

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Seven unmissable book events this autumn!

October 23, 2018

This autumn is full of brilliant book events, including Claire Barker, Raynor Winn, Todd Gray and Miriam Darlington at the shop and many more as part of Exeter Festivals. With so much going on we’ve done a brief round-up for you here; hope to see you!   Animal Antics! Thursday 25th October 1 – 2.30pm at CCB Half term fun for 7-11 year olds! Learn to draw cartoon animals with illustrator Kev Payne.Event details £8/child, booking essential Meet the author … Read more

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New Patron: Patrick Gale

September 11, 2018

CCB is very proud to announce our new patron, best-selling author Patrick Gale. We hosted Patrick for a sell-out event at the shop earlier this year which was a great success. He said “I’m honoured to become a patron of Crediton Community Bookshop. Quite apart from being a lively, imaginative independent bookseller of the kind that makes any visiting author’s heart sing, CCB is a brilliant example of how transformative community cooperation can be.” Manager, Dee Lalljee, said “We are thrilled to … Read more

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Devon Literary Adventures

August 3, 2018

To celebrate the lovely weather, the start of the summer holidays and the stunning county of Devon, we’ve rounded up some hot-spots perfect for literary adventures on a summer’s day. Over the years, writers have been inspired by Devon’s rugged beauty. If you can’t understand why, Ian Sansom wrote an article titled ‘Devon Sent: Why Writers Can’t Resist the County‘ to shed a little light on the matter! The Hound of  the Baskervilles | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle First up, … Read more

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Man Booker Longlist 2018

July 28, 2018

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced on Monday 23rd July. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This is the first year that novels published in Ireland have been accepted. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: by the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah (Chair); crime … Read more

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British Sporting Summer

July 7, 2018

Are you spending as many spare hours as possible watching Wimbledon with a plate of strawberries? Or will you be spending this weekend admiring elegantly designed cars race around the Silverstone track? We’ve got some great book suggestions for sports fans at the height of this British Sporting Summer! For a hilarious and passionate take on the Wimbledon championship, Standing in Line is ‘packed with funny anecdotes, strange encounters and heartwarming affirmations of the power of sport, and in particular tennis, to … Read more

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Feminist Book Fortnight Round-up

June 28, 2018

We are in the middle of Feminist Book Fortnight 2018 and are gathering a selection of feminist must-reads for all ages. Here are a few currently on display at the shop, we invite you to add titles to the list for others to discover! Men Explain Things to Me and Other Essays | Rebecca Solnit Buy Now Firstly, from a leading feminist thinker of our time, Men Explain Things to Me is a collection of energetic stories that address issues hidden … Read more

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What We’re Reading This Summer

June 1, 2018

Now that the sun is bringing smiles to Crediton High Street, at CCB our thoughts are turning to summer reads. We pay special attention to the books our customers and volunteers are enjoying to pass on ideas for others to discover and have gathered a selection of portable paperbacks that we’re excited to have on our summer reading lists, perfect for holidays or simply enjoying the sunshine in the garden! Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman Buy Now … Read more

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