On Christmas Eve as darkness falls, the upper floor of the bookshop will fill with wide-eyed children and their families to hear 3 gorgeous Christmas poems. The reading will be by candlelight, it will be magical, and beautiful.
The cost is £10 per child (adults free), to include a hand-made, gift-filled red felt stocking for every child, and a delicious glass of bubbly for the adults. Every penny taken goes to support the work of the Friends of Conakry Refugee School: a Shropshire-based charity, which was founded by Ruth Walmsley, a former member of staff here at the bookshop. This will be the twelfth year that we have celebrated the spirit of Christmas in this way.