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Griffin Books

9a Windsor Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455
Accepts customer orders - Lead time: 1-2 days
Accepts Gift Cards
Accepts Paper Vouchers
Accepts E-Gift Vouchers
Local parking - free
Book clubs / reading groups

Bookshop Description: (Est. 2014)

Independent bookshop in Penarth, South Wales. As Penarth’s only independent bookshop, we’re dedicated to finding the perfect book for every customer, whether that’s through the wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles we have in store, or through our speedy home delivery service. We love to bring you literary experiences - we host regular author event, bringing some of the biggest names and most exciting debut authors from across the UK and beyond to Penarth. We also hold a lively weekly toddler Storytime session and run a number of Book Clubs for adults and children. These events are now taking place online via Zoom, Facebook and Instagram. We hope to serve the large community of book lovers in Penarth and beyond, and inspire others to help it grow! You can now shop online with Griffin Books here: www.griffinbooksonline.co.uk

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat 9.00am-5.30pm

Specialism


Children's
Christian

Offers and Events

Event
Karen Maitland: The Drowned City
Expires: 03-11-2021
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Join Griffin Books to welcome bestselling author Karen Maitland to discuss her new novel 'The Drowned City'.

Gunpowder and treason changed England forever. But the tides are turning and revenge runs deep in this compelling historical thriller.

1606. England stands divided in the wake of the failed Gunpowder Plot. As a devastating tidal wave sweeps the Bristol Channel, rumours of new treachery reach the King.

In Newgate prison, Daniel Pursglove receives an unexpected - and dangerous - offer. Charles FitzAlan, close confidant of King James, will grant his freedom - if Daniel can infiltrate the underground Catholic network in Bristol and unmask the one conspirator still at large.

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Wednesday 3 November
7.30pm | All Saints Gallery, Penarth, CF64 3EG
Tickets: £5 including a glass of wine OR £10 including a SIGNED copy of The Drowned City and a glass of wine

BOOK NOW: ticketsource.co.uk/griffinbooks


Offer Terms

Masks will be required at all times whilst moving around the event space.
We are taking every precaution to ensure we can carry out our live events safely.
If you have any issues or questions please let us know - info@griffinbooks.co.uk
Event
Yotam Ottolenghi - Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love
Expires: 10-11-2021
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

In collaboration with Bookshop.org, we're delighted to announce an evening in the company of world-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi as he discusses his new book 'Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love' with Noor Murad.

Whether they're conjuring up new recipes or cooking for themselves at home, the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team do what we all do: they raid their kitchens. But then, they turn whatever they find into approachable creations with an 'Ottolenghi' twist.

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Wednesday 10 November
7.00 pm | Online via Zoom
Tickets: £25.00 per household - includes a copy of Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love

BOOK NOW: ticketsource.co.uk/griffinbooks

Offer Terms

Please note: Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you provide when booking your ticket. Please check this carefully to ensure there are no typos in your email address. We can not be held responsible for joining instructions not reaching you if the email address provided is incorrect.
Event
'Bar 44: Tapas Y Copas' Penarth Launch Event
Expires: 24-11-2021
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Bar 44: Tapas y Copas is the must-have Spanish cook book of the year. Created by brothers Owen and Tom Morgan, the force behind critically acclaimed, family-run restaurant group Bar 44, this selection of over one hundred recipes, each beautifully photographed, will take your tastebuds on an unforgettable Spanish getaway.

Join Griffin Books at the Penarth launch of this beautiful new book, where you will get to hear Owen & Tom discuss the ideas behind their book and their successful restaurants with Oliver Hides of BBC Wales. This is certainly an evening not to be missed!

Wednesday 24 November
6.00pm - 9.00pm | Bar 44 Penarth
Tickets: £30.00, including a SIGNED copy of Bar 44: Tapas Y Copas, tapas and a drink on arrival OR £47.50 fot two people including ONE book.

BOOK NOW: ticketsource.co.uk/griffinbooks

Offer Terms

We are taking every precaution to ensure we can carry out our live events safely.
If you have any issues or questions please let us know - info@griffinbooks.co.uk
Event
Ed Patrick in Conversation with Dr. Matt Morgan
Expires: 24-11-2021
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

'Catch Your Breath' is a gut punch of a memoir by an anaesthetist - and comedian - whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep.

Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist. Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it's not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility.
It's enough to leave anyone feeling numb. But don't worry, there's plenty of laughing gas to be had.

Join Griffin Books to welcome Ed to Penarth, in the beautiful location of Penarth Pier Pavillion, where he will be interviewed by Cardiff local Doctor Matt Morgan. This is certainly not an event to be missed.

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Wednesday 17 November
7.30pm | Penarth Pier Pavillion
Tickets: £10.00 including a drink on arrival OR £20.00 including a copy of Catch Your Breath and a drink on arrival

Offer Terms

Masks will be required at all times whilst moving around the event space.
We are taking every precaution to ensure we can carry out our live events safely.
If you have any issues or questions please let us know - info@griffinbooks.co.uk
Event
Murder, Mistletoe & Mince Pies: Christmas Crime Event
Expires: 02-12-2021
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Join Griffin Books and a panel of crime authors to welcome in the festive season! Local author and Griffin Books favourite Kath Stansfield will chair a panel of Alis Hawkins, Chris Lloyd and Tim Weaver, as they discuss their latest books and crimewriting.

Kath, Alis & Chris are all members of Crime Cymru, a Welsh Crime Writers Collective which aims to:
– support crime writers with a real and present relationship with Wales
– help in the development of new writing talent
– promote Wales, Welsh culture and Welsh crime writing in particular, to the wider world

All the authors' books will be available to buy at special prices on the night, including new titles and some backlist titles.

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Thursday 2 December
7.30pm |Venue To Be Announced
Tickets: £10.00 including a drink and mince pies on arrival

BOOK NOW: ticketsource.co.uk/griffinbooks

Offer Terms

Masks will be required at all times whilst moving around the event space.
We are taking every precaution to ensure we can carry out our live events safely.
If you have any issues or questions please let us know - info@griffinbooks.co.uk
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Loyalty Scheme
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

We reward our customers! Buy 10 books and get your Griffin Books loyalty card stamped and we'll give you a £5 book voucher for your next purchase!

Offer Terms

Books priced £5 and over are eligible for a stamp on your card.
Kids
Children's Book Club
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Our Children's Book Club is the perfect place for young readers to discuss some fantastic reads chosen by the group each month.

The age range for members is 8-12. We are currently meeting via Zoom while we're unable to hold our sessions in-person in the shop.

We'll choose the next month's book at the meeting and then email the pick out to our mailing list, so if you want to be included, please head over to the Children's Book Club section of our website (www.griffinbooks.co.uk) and enter your email in the space at the bottom of the page.

Offer Terms

When: 6.00-7.00 pm, on the second Thursday of the month

Where: Zoom

Cost: £6 per session including a copy of the book (or a voucher in lieu, if you already have the book), plus postage if applicable.

Contact us on info@griffinbooks.co.uk, or visit our website (www.griffinbooks.co.uk) to be put on the email list.
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How To Order From Griffin Books
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Griffin Books, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JB
T: 02920 706455   W: www.griffinbooks.co.uk

Offer Details

Escape into a world of books! Here's how to order books, gifts and more from us during lockdown...

ORDERS
- We will continue taking orders via our online shop (www.griffinbooksonline.co.uk), email (info@griffinbooks.co.uk) and phone (029 2070 6455);
- All orders must be placed in advance via the online shop, email or phone - we cannot make new sales at the door.

COLLECTION / DELIVERY:
- We are open for doorstep collection of prepaid orders only from 9.00 am - 5.30 pm, Monday to Saturday, in line with Welsh Government restrictions;
- We are offering FREE home delivery of prepaid orders within Penarth for households who are shielding or self-isolating only;
- Postal orders will be fulfilled as normal.

Offer Terms

VOUCHERS & NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS:
- You can still use your Griffin Books Vouchers and National Book Tokens while the shop is closed;
- Please email your order to info@griffinbooks.co.uk and one of the team will get in touch to process your order;
- We are not currently able to accept payment by gift vouchers or National Book Tokens via our online shop.
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