Our Book Service


Our books are handpicked with careful thought and knowledge of our customers' discerning tastes. We offer choice across a wide range of subjects, our strongest being local interest, fiction and the magical world of children's books. Hopefully you'll see titles that go unnoticed elsewhere to feed your desire for something a little out of the ordinary.

Ours is a wonderfully personal service and we're here to spend time recommending or searching for books that fit the bill. We offer a premium ordering service and can arrange for books to be delivered super quick, either for store pickup or home delivery.

Playing an active part in our community, we consider our relationship with schools a mutually beneficial one that enables us to offer them competitive discounts and free delivery. Our involvement goes beyond book supply; we have a great time arranging children's author events in local schools and it's great to see children spoilt for choice at our in-school book sales.


BAY TREE BOOK SUBSCRIPTION (click link on homepage to visit our online subscription service)

The thoughtful gift that gives all year round to all book lovers, of all ages, for all special occasions...

A birth, a birthday, exam results, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day

...any day that deserves a present with unique appeal. 

How it works

You choose a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription.

Through conversation or questionnaire, we'll establish the reading tastes of your recipient. We can do this with you beforehand or them once they have been presented with their personalised subscription certificate, available in a variety of designs.

From the beginning of the following month, they'll receive a beautifully packaged book from us on your behalf for the term of their subscription. And, to make sure we're getting it right, we'll stay in touch.

3 month subscription - £30

6 month subscription - £50

12 month subscription - £90 

"Seduced by the window display of Bay Tree Books and entranced by the smiling welcome, the literary riches on show will complete your surrender. There is no need to rush: the children have their own space upstairs with regular storytelling from a treasure trove of books. Technology will find and order all you desire and its handmaids are never too busy to engage in friendly conversation as they fill your bag with delights. Perfect! What more does one need?"

"Worthy of inclusion in any list of good independent booksellers. They support local writers, they do an awful lot to encourage children's reading and writing and run a lovely little bookshop staffed by friendly people. All shops with books in are good but some are better than others."

Book Club Hub

Share your passion for reading

Do you belong to or run a reading group? Would you like to join or set up a reading group?

Register your book club with Bay Tree Books and this will entitle you to the following great benefits. All we ask is that your members buy their book club books from us:

10% Discount on your monthly book

If you order 4 or more copies of your monthly choice we can offer 20% off the RRP.

Book Club Guides

We will provide a list of suggested book club reads to give your group ideas. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff can help you pick your next selection. Get your book group selections listed on our web site – helps everyone remember and plan ahead! Get to see what other groups are reading.

Author Events

All our book clubs will be given advance notification of all our author events. We are able to contact publishers and authors, who are very keen to promote through reading groups.

Advertise Your Group
If you would like new members and are happy for us to give your details to people interested in joining you, we will advertise your group on our website and in the shop.

Free Delivery
If it is easier for your group to have all the month's books delivered to one member's house we are happy to do that. Alternatively they can be collected together or individual members can call in and collect at their convenience.

Annual Book Club Soiree

Get invitations to our Annual Book Group Soiree, where you get to hear from publishers, authors, other book groups and more.

Starting a Book Club

If you would like to set up your own book club we can provide notes on starting and running a book club.

To inspire those wishing to start a book reading club here are some existing ones registered with independent bookshops around the globe:

Live Your Dreams, Wild Girls, Broken Compass Adventure

Not Your Mothers Book Club, Desert Island Books, Manly Man, Man, Man

Contact us via the website or telephone the shop directly.

Quotations taken from the Guardian’s online database of independent bookshops.