On Saturday, I visited Jaffe and Neale in Chipping Norton whilst at the Literary Festival. A busy, thriving shop, it has a cafe at the front, serving delicious cakes with my favourite section- Children's- tucked away at the back of the shop.
Carefully arranged to maximise available space, there is something here for everyone. Picture books, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels all have their place on the pale grey shelving. Carnegie and Greenaway shortlisted titles are prominently displayed and a small table was full of books by authors appearing at the Festival.
A cupboard has been made into a little Book Nook with cushions on a bench to curl up on and share stories. Whilst I was in the shop, several children pulled parents or siblings inside and settled down to share a good read!
A busy, buzzing bookshop full of bookish delight, Jaffe and Neale is definitely one to visit. I believe they have another branch in Stow-on-the-Wold which I must visit very soon.