Probably totally unique in the country, The Roving Bookshop is an independent bookseller without sales premises, which provides a hand-on specialist bookshop inside a specific venue.
A Real Bookshop For Your Event
Our raison d’etre, when we started trading in 1993, was to make the cream of children’s literature accessible directly to children from all social backgrounds, many of whom have few books in the home, would never visit a library and certainly not a bookshop.
To do this we have developed not only a highly praised quality stock but also designed all the equipment necessary to erect a full size bookshop within any environment.
We are pleased to work with Michael Rosen to provide books with signed bookplates for fans enjoying his virtual events
Access to books has never been more important.
Based in Leicestershire, our reputation spread and we now take the Bookshop into schools all round the country – from Kent to Tyneside, Lancashire to Cornwall and everywhere in between – spreading the Reading For Pleasure message.
...so now we can support your...
Virtual Bookshop Experience ViBE
Conferences & Festivals
What Our Customers Say
Thanks many times to
who attend my bookings all over the country with a huge display of nearly all my titles so at a conference people buy both my children’s and adult books: Bear Hunt, Zola,Uncle Gobb, Good Ideas etc etc
Thank you to
for providing the most wonderful start to our book week and to
for making it possible for every child in the school to use their world book day
Warren Road Primary
Thanks for your sterling work flogging my books at Rushey Mead Academy today.
Very much appreciated.
Thank you to @RovingBookshop
for putting on a wonderful spread today! The children at
loved buying their books and the buzz around school was fantastic-some were even reading them in the line at the end of the day! #RFP
If you need a bookshop for a conference, or in school, then contact Rob @robmcaulay
and the wonderful Roving Bookshop.
The amazing Roving Book Shop here today at #TTTaT Cornwall.
The best book shop in town!
Can you spot Rob?
I just wanted to thank you for making our Roving Bookshop today a huge success.
From the initial set up this morning by Mike Eastwood, and then throughout the day we, on behalf of all the staff here at Wingrave C of E School, just wanted to say a huge thank you. Mike was truly wonderful with all the children and staff and did such a great job. Thank you Mike.
It was such a wonderful day for the children and the BEST bookshop which we have ever had at our school. The children were excited to be-able to buy a book and take it home in their little gift bags. We were so impressed with the whole organisation of the Bookshop and will definitely be booking another date for this amazing shop for the children and we’ll highly be recommending the Roving Bookshop to other colleagues and schools.
Many thanks again for bringing a real buzz to Wingrave.
Mrs Beth Brown
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed having Mike here yesterday with your fantastic selection of books. Praise from everyone – children, parents and teachers.
I will be in contact after half term to hopefully book a date for the summer term and for next academic year.
It was absolutely brilliant and totally surpassed my expectations. The kids loved it, parents enjoyed the choice and teachers were amazed at the quality of the texts. I genuinely feel that today a love of reading was sparked.
Your sales person Mike was also excellent: he was enthusiastic and knowledgable and had some great reccomendations. I could go on and on with this complimentary tone…a big thanks.
We have booked for next year and will see you then. Until then, keep up the great work.