Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell

The second of our lovely customer reviews talks about shop favourite, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell. It comes again from Caroline – one of our most prolific readers, Caroline is a regular visitor to the shop, and can always be relied upon for some GREAT recommendations! She even knows of […]

The Building Boy – David Litchfield & Ross Montgomery

In preparation for this post, I sat in my empty shop, settled myself into the Reading Chair, and read ‘The Building Boy’ aloud. Fortunately, passers-by couldn’t clearly see this mad woman at work, due to the book’s illustrator’s  beautiful window display, obscuring their view: Had they peered through the branches and leaves, they may have wondered […]

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright – Chris Riddell

People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth’s Literary Dog Show. The esteemed judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. Sir Walter Splott is preparing his Lanarkshire Lurcher, Plain Austen is preening her Hampshire Hound and Homily Dickinson and her Yankee Poodle are […]

Chris Riddell shares his wonderful illustrations of his time opening Rogan’s Books

Just look at these wonderful drawings that the UK’s Children’s’ Laureate Chris Riddell has created about his visit to Rogan’s Books. Chris opened our shop on Saturday 24 October saying that Rogan’s Books was his new favourite shop. It seems like we have certainly made a lasting impression and we can’t thank him enough for […]

Crowds gather to see Children’s Laureate open new Children’s Bookshop in Bedford

Hundreds of booklovers came to see the UK Children’s Laureate open Rogan’s Books, a brand new children’s bookshop on Castle Road on Saturday 24 October 2015. Speaking of the opening UK Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, said Rogan’s Books was his new favourite shop: “Bookshops are brilliant places where we discover books that will stay with […]