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Lent books

27 January, 2017


This year Lent starts on 1 March and here at Shoemakers we have a great range of Lent books to help you focus on the important things in life.  From Lent courses to collections of readings for personal reflections, a whole host of new books are flooding our shelves.

We are delighted that this year you can find all our new Lent books on our new website – just click here


Happy birthday – to us!

17 January, 2017

Today is a momentous day in the history of Shoemakers.  It is the day we officially become a teenager.  Yes, 13 years ago this very day we opened our doors for the first time.  So thank you to all our loyal customers, both then and now, and especially those who have been with us since day one – it is very much appreciated.


7 January, 2017

saleJust to let you all know our fantastic New Year Sale is NOW ON!  We have lots of great deals, with many items up to 50% off.  Plus our fantastic clearance sale with items marked down to silly prices!

Why not call in and grab yourself a bargain (or three!)

Book of the month – January 2017

3 January, 2017


A very happy new year to you all!  Let us introduce our recommended book of the month.

Through Spirit-inspired teaching, respected scholar and theologian R. T. Kendall uses Jesus’s parable of the ten virgins to describe the condition of the church in the last days.

Many Charismatics and Pentecostals assume that what we have seen in the one hundred years since Azusa Street is the final movement of God before the Second Coming. Kendall explains that this is not so and reveals that a movement of the Holy Spirit, which is one hundred times greater than anything yet experienced — indeed the greatest since Pentecost — is about to unfold.

This thrilling volume will help readers prepare their hearts in expectation, be watchful for the approaching work of God, and build a deeper relationship with Him.

It’s time to wake up!

Christmas opening hours 2016

27 December, 2016

Just a quick reminder that Shoemakers is now closed for our Christmas break.  We will re-open at 9:30 on 3 January.

Thank you to all our wonderful customers in 2016 and we look forward to serving you in 2017.  We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all a happy new year!

Dave Walker colouring book

10 December, 2016


Fans of Dave Walker’s unique and brilliant cartoon style will welcome this latest addition to the growing range of Dave Walker books and gifts: a colouring book that all ages can enjoy.

Featuring over 40 large scale cartoons celebrating the oddities of church life, and revealing what you actually need to pack when you’re camping at a festival, the shopping habits of the clergy, the mayhem of child-friendly services, the hazards of bring-and-share lunches and much more, this combines the fun of colouring with Dave’s distinctive and wry humour.

So you get to calm down and laugh – what’s not to like?

Out of the silence – Terry Waite

9 December, 2016


November 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Terry Waite’s release from captivity in Beirut.

At the height of the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s over 100 foreign civilians were taken hostage by Islamic Jihad. As the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special envoy, Terry Waite conducted several successful missions to negotiate the release of numerous hostages. But in January 1987, while on one of his many visits to Beirut, he was captured himself. Imprisoned for nearly five years, four of them in solitary confinement, he was chained, beaten, frequently blindfolded, and subjected to a mock execution.In this moving sequence of poems and reflections Terry Waite recalls the highs and lows of his life, both during that ordeal and throughout the happier years of humanitarian work that have followed. They give us a glimpse into the depths of faith, hope and love that sustained him through that intense time of suffering. They also take us into memories of his later life, reminding us of the joy to be found in meaningful work, and in the humanity we share with those around us.

CD of the month

7 December, 2016

Our Christmas CD of the month is the first Christmas CD from worship leader Matt Redman.  Watch this video to let Matt explain more about it.

As the writer of many of the most popular worship songs like “10,000 Reasons”, “Blessed Be Your Name,” “The Heart Of Worship,” and “Once Again,” Matt Redman’s songs are sung by millions of people every Sunday. Matt has a unique ability to craft songs that teach deep spiritual truths and remind us of God’s steadfastness.  This album is sure to draw you closer to our wonderful Saviour this Christmas season.



Brand new Shoemakers website

19 November, 2016

It’s here – it’s live. Our brand-new website, with a fully functioning online shop is now up and running.  Go to to have a look at this fantastic new development in the work of Shoemakers.

The website is closely linked to our physical shop so that you should be able to see at any time whether we have a product in stock. Anything on the site can be ordered if not in stock, so why not give it a go. And with the facility to click and collect as well as traditional online shopping you don’t even have to forego your Shoemakers coffee!

As you can tell, we are VERY excited about this new initiative. Please help us spread the word.


Independent Bookshop Day

7 October, 2016


This Saturday is Independent Bookshop Day, part of the Books are my Bag initiative run by the Booksellers Association.

To celebrate we have 5 limited edition Winnie-the-Pooh bags to give away to the first 5 customers to spend £10 or more in our shop tomorrow, Saturday 8 October.

It would be great to see you all for to celebrate of local booksellers.