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Reading and Writing

'Books are a uniquely portable magic' - Stephen King

Whether you love to curl up with a book or take pen to paper yourself, we value the way reading and writing can transport you to different worlds or help you make sense of your own.


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CSSC Book Club

Focusing on a different book each month, from a variety of genres and authors, we hope to introduce our community to new tastes and ideas and kick off some interesting conversations.

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Recommended Reads

Looking for your next book? We've got you covered with a list of CSSC staff recommended reads, alongside new book recommendations every month or so. 

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Don't miss out on these book discounts..

National Book Tokens

National Book Tokens have been inspiring book lovers since 1932. The perfect gift for book lovers of all ages, they are the only gift cards accepted in all major bookselling chains and independents across the UK and Ireland.

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Choose from the world’s largest selection of audiobooks with Audible and heighten everyday moments. Whether you’re driving, commuting or just unwinding, transform the moments when your hands are busy but your mind is free.

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Waterstones' mission is to be the leading bookseller on the high street and online providing customers the widest choice, great value and expert advice from a team passionate about bookselling.

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Book Depository

The Book Depository is a leading online bookstore offering Over 20 Million Titles with FREE Delivery Worldwide to over 100 countries.

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So many books, so little time
If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me
Books may well be the only true magic
There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books

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