Bookshop, café & events

We’re an award-winning bookshop and café located in the centre of Bramhall Village, Cheshire. At the heart of the local community, we have a reputation for excellent service, imaginative events and creating a buzz about books. Have a good look around and you’ll get a feel for us and our bookshop. Whether you want to come to an event, or join a book group it’s all here – and every book you could possibly want is here for the asking too.

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. So step inside Simply Books and join our vibrant community!

We love to see our customers in person but if you’re further afield, or it’s hard to get in, you can still shop with us online (and ethically too!). Do sign up for our newsletter and hear what we’re up to and you can follow us on social media.

We’re looking forward to reading...

We always love seeing our customers in person in the shop however we now have other buying options for you too. You can shop online and have your books delivered to you at home. We are an affiliate of bookshop.org, an online book buying platform designed to benefit independent bookshops. Every online purchase made in this way supports us (spread the word to friends and family!) although we benefit most when you buy from us direct.

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Author events

Events play a big part in life here at Simply Books and we love hosting them! Whether it’s an intimate ‘meet the author’ evening in the shop, something on a larger scale in one of the local churches or a ‘big name’ book signing where the queue tails back down the street…we try to offer something for everyone! We’ll also be continuing to offer Virtual Events which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own sitting room.


There’s lots going on at Simply Books

We’re very much a community bookshop. As well as our programme of events – books clubs, coffee mornings, visiting authors and Simply Cinema – we love being involved with local schools, charities and community groups. We’re pretty much up for anything!


Book Clubs

We’ve been running our Book Clubs at Simply Books for over fifteen years – some of our members have coming along since day one but we always enjoy welcoming new people! If you love reading and like talking about books why not ask us about joining one of our book clubs?

Keep in touch

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