Easter Windows 2017

Christmas is finally over and we have moved into our Easter windows!

For the main window we have gone with an Eeyore theme with the three bunnies enjoying an Espresso from

The Sanctuary Coffee Shop

There is a more playful feel to the small window as Toby the T-Rex is having fun with the chicks





Valentines Gift

In this months Sherborne Times, 2 of our books are featured in the Valentines gift ideas. Come and browse through the many subjects that we stock, we’re sure to have the ideal present for your significant other!

Sherborne Festive Shopping Day with James Nash


james3SHERBORNE FESTIVE SHOPPING DAY, 4th December: Success! Before and after of the Children’s section, James won’t have to perch on the books on Sunday after all. Unfortunately, Sebastian was feeling a bit exposed but is happier now he is wearing his antlers!

James will be with us all day so come and hear him read from his book, browse our stock and settle down with a hot drink and a bite.


Sherborne Festive Shopping Day with James Nash

james1December 4th is nearly upon us and james2-2

Chapter House Books is proud to present

James Nash

who will be spending the Festive Shopping Day

with us, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

He will be reading from his book

“The Winter Wild”,

which he has beautifully illustrated.

James will be happy to sign copies on the day and there will

also be calendars and other themed items to purchase.



My challenge is to clear the Children’s section so that James does not have to perch on the piles of books, I’m running out of time – help!



Book of the Week: Marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten Royal Navy – List of Wedding Gifts

The Wedding List of The Queen and Prince Philip begins by itemising the gifts given by the Royal Families and then goes on to the General List of Presents.  This General List amounts to 2583 gift givers ranging from ‘The People of Tanganyika: An uncut diamond; the cutting of the stone will be arranged in accordance with The Princess Elizabeth’s wishes’ to ‘Miss Edith Dadson: A pair of hand-made gloves’ to ‘The National Federation of Women’s Institutes: An ecru tablecloth, handworked and embroidered, and a “Woman’s Institute Book”, a handbound volume with a page contributed by each of the 58 County organisations which comprise the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ to ‘An Anonymous Admirer: A Book of Common Prayer and Hymns, bound morocco tooled with gold’ to Mr Noel Coward: A Georgian silver salver with scalloped corners on scroll feet, and a cornelian and agate seal’ to ‘Miss J Lawrence: A pair of nylon stockings’ to ‘Mr Michael Farr: Twelve bottles of sloe gin’ to ‘No 80 Ukrainian Prisoners of War Camp, Sleaford Lincs: A snapshot album, the lid decorated in traditional Ukrainian style’.  It is quite fascinating to read and, as the marriage took place in 1947, it must be remembered that rationing was still in effect.