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Simply Books - Bramhall's award-winning independent bookshop & cafe!

Welcome to our website. Have a good look around and you’ll get a feel for us, our shop and what we get up to. Whether you want to come to an event, join a group or find an unusual or inspirational gift it’s all here - and every book you could possibly want is just a visit, e-mail or phone call away.


Part of the magic of having an independent bookshop is sharing our passion for books with you. It’s the people bit of bookselling that we love! Talking to you, hearing about what you’ve enjoyed reading and making our own recommendations.


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When you step inside Simply Books we want you to discover treasures and surprises that you won’t find on Amazon and for you to feel part of our vibrant community - an experience you’ll never have just buying online. So do come and spend time with us in the shop too.

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Half Term Holiday Activities for Children at Simply Books!


Thursday 26th October

Join us for the Rescue Chair story and creative activities!


Thursday 26th October

Book Reviewing for Beginners is back by popular demand! Come to this session to learn how to write your own book reviews.


Saturday 28th October

In our Book Artistry Workshop children can learn how to create, cover and bind their own special book to take home.

Simply Books presents Guardian features writer Patrick Barkham!

We are delighted to welcome back Guardian features writer

Patrick Barkham on

Thursday 26th October!


Patrick introduces his new book Islander…an enticing exploration of the smallest islands around Britain…


Time: 7.30pm


Venue: Simply Books


Ticket Price: £10 (redeemable against a copy Islander)

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