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Red Lion Books Ltd

125 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SZ
T: 01206 578584
Accepts customer orders - Lead time: overnight
Accepts Gift Cards
Accepts Paper Vouchers
Accepts E-Gift Vouchers
Book clubs / reading groups

Bookshop Description: (Est. 1978)

Red Lion Books is the sole surviving independent bookshop in Colchester. (There were once 6). Situated on the High Street in the town centre it is still owned by Peter and Sarah Donaldson who founded the shop back in 1978. We are strongly embedded in the cultural life of our town and beyond. We have strong relationships with schools, taking books into Colchester schools, supporting author visits and providing book fairs particularly around World Book Day. We host in-store author events as well as monthly book clubs for adults and children. Through our involvement with the Essex Book Festival we travel around the county to provide books for literary events We support literary excellence enthusiastically in both adults & children's sections and do this by filling our shop with a large range of new titles each week, thoughtfully selected and attractively displayed, combined with a carefully curated stock holding. We have recently started to deliver books nationally which includes a monthly subscription. We look forward to seeing you.

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm

Specialism


Children's

Offers and Events

Event
Letters To the Earth event at Red Lion Books with Roman River Festival
Expires: 25-09-2021
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Address

Red Lion Books Ltd, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SZ
T: 01206 578584   W: www.redlionbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Roman River Festival has invited inspiring visionary to share their vision of new ways of living in harmony with our environment.

Tickets are £5 or £14 with the book supplied by Red Lion Books

On Saturday 25 Sept, the co-editor of Letters to the Earth Kay Michael will join us at Red Lion Books in Colchester from 10am-12pm

Meet Kay Michael, co-founder and co-editor of Letters to the Earth. Kay shares her ideas for a creative response to the environmental emergency. Be inspired to write your own letter to the Earth.

Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis brings together over 100 letters – from children, parents, scientists, nurses, artists and politicians worldwide – in response to the combined crises of the climate and ecological emergency, and the coronavirus pandemic.





Offer Terms

Book directly with the Roman River Festival
https://romanrivermusic.org.uk/product/saturday-25-september-kay-michael-letters-to-the-earth/
Event
CHILDREN'S AUTHOR Event at Red Lion Books
Expires: 09-10-2021
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Address

Red Lion Books Ltd, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SZ
T: 01206 578584   W: www.redlionbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

October 9th, 1pm

Children's Workshop with AUTHOR Frances Durkin
To celebrate Bookshop Day we have Frances Durkin at the shop hosting a fun workshop for KS2 children. Author of The Histronauts series which covers The Romans as one of the tops. Other events are being planned for this day but space for this workshop will be limited so please book on via us@redlionbooks.co.uk

Offer Terms

Please book via us@redlionbooks.co.uk
Event
Robin Ince at Red Lion Books: Author Talk
Expires: 23-10-2021
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Address

Red Lion Books Ltd, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SZ
T: 01206 578584   W: www.redlionbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Robin Ince Author Talk, 3pm at Red Lion Books

Robin Ince, comedian and host of BBC Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage will be at the shop to talk about his latest book, The Importance of Being Interested. £20 event ticket includes a hardback, signed edition of the book

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world's most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world's greatest thinkers. In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn't just for professionals.


Offer Terms

email us@redlionbooks.co.uk to book your place

Space is limited so booking is essential
Event
Online author event with Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad
Expires: 10-11-2021
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Red Lion Books Ltd, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SZ
T: 01206 578584   W: www.redlionbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Wednesday, 10th November at 7pm, Red Lion Books has access to an online event with culinary legends Yotam Ottolenghi and long-time collaborator, cookery writer and chef at the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen (OTK) Noor Murad.

Free access with purchase of book

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen (OTK) Noor Murad.


Support bookshops on Bookshop Day

Offer Terms

Please email us@redlionbooks.co.uk to preorder this book, published on 25th September, to include access to the event
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