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The Missing Bookshop

"Children who like reading will love this gentle story"

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This title will be released on 13/10/2022. Pre-order now.

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LoveReading4Kids Says

LoveReading4Kids Says

Milly’s favourite thing is story time at her local bookshop. She’s been going since she was very little and the shop owner Mrs Minty can always recommend the perfect book. Milly likes helping in the shop too and she notices it’s looking older and shabbier than it used to. When the bookshop suddenly closes, Milly can’t bear the thought it might not reopen, and her response prompts other people to make their feelings known too.

With gorgeous atmospheric full colour illustrations, the story is warm and reassuring and a testament to the power of stories and the importance of community. A lovely book to share.

We chat with the author of The Missing Bookshop, Katie Clapham.

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I really loved this book and all the illustrations, I would feel like Milly if this happened to my favourite bookshop.

This is a story all about a little girl called Millie and her favourite bookshop called Mrs Mintys bookshop.

Millie goes there all the time and has done since she was very little. Most of the books on her own bookshelves have come from Mrs Minty's bookshop.
Her favourite part of going through is storytime when Mrs Minty sits in her creaky old rocking chair and reads the children wonderful stories from the books on the shelf. I like storytimes too.

One day Millie notices it isn’t just Mrs Mintys chair that is getting a bit old and creaky but Mrs Minty is too. Millie wants to help her because she loves her so much, but when they go back the next day the shop is closed.

Lily O’Dwyer

A lovely little book for anyone who loves books and takes pleasure in visiting book shops.

This is a lovely little book for anyone who loves books and takes pleasure in visiting book shops (as we do!)

It's also a touching story about ageing and the power of community.

Ruby & Frankie Laverty

I loved the Missing Bookshop. I panicked that the shop had been closed and was very glad that it had a happy ending. I would give this book 9 out of 10.

The missing bookshop is a heart-warming tale of community love and how people come together to show they love each other.

My 6-year-old daughter read this book on her own and loved telling us all about Milly and her visits to the book shop.

I would recommend this book to all younger readers as its fun, friendly and has a happy ending.

Elissa Watkin