Red Lion Books

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Red Lion Books is an independent book shop in Colchester's High Street. We have an unshakeable belief in the the value of physical books and a continuing, rightful place in the heart of the town. We support literary excellence enthusiastically in both adults and children's sections.
The shop is firmly embedded in the cultural life of Colchester and beyond. We have strong relationships with local schools, supplying books, supporting author visits and providing book fairs. We host in store author events and particularly support local authors. And we are involved with author events outside the shop, both in Colchester and further afield, travelling around the county to provide books for literary events through our close involvement with the Essex Book Festival.

Red Lion Books runs two book groups at the shop, both aimed at younger readers. One is for 8-12 year olds and the other for secondary school readers. The main focus for the group is to encourage a love of reading and to nurture the ability to discuss and debate within a group.
With this in mind there is no measure of reading abilities, school years, etc - we are much more interested in the enjoyment and fun. The learning will follow. The Book Group's strength is the idea that the age spectrum being broad and also of children meeting peer outside of their usual environment/school.
Red Lion Books
125 High Street
Tel. 01206 578584