Dear Customers

We are currently open to all - you do not need an appointment to visit the shop.

Our opening hours are back to normal:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 10am-5pm

We are limiting the number of people in the shop to 8 people or 2 family groups at any given time. Please ring the bell on the front door and a member of our lovely team will come to greet you and let you know if you can come in.

Whilst we are unable to offer our usual free refreshments and toys to play with, we still have the best in children’s books and lots of exciting new books to browse!

If you are travelling from far away and would like to book an appointment to visit, you are very welcome to book - please call us on 01263 761402 or email marilyn@ncbc.co.uk to book.

Teachers: If you would like to book an appointment to choose books for school, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs - our experienced and knowledgeable team will be able to help you find the books you need.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Marilyn & The Bookshop Team (& Daisy the Cat)


Come to NCBC to see an AMAZING range of the BEST books for Children and Teachers. Often described as an ALADDIN’S CAVE, with FREE Refreshments and Parking, NCBC offers all the help you need to pick out that NEXT GREAT READ!

NCBC has been established now for almost 35 years and continues from strength to strength as word-of-mouth recommendations ripple on!

We are an assembled team of ex-Teachers, ex-Headteachers, Librarians and Book Enthusiasts. We carefully review and select the best books from over 70 publishers.

We only stock the best.

Alongside our shop, we offer a wide range of services to schools, including:

Library Rejuvenation - Professional assessment, installation of new libraries, and help with re-stocking, providing the latest and best fiction and non-fiction.

"Thank you so much for the wonderful things you have done to our school library. Your enthusiasm for books and children's reading has truly inspired me and I can't wait to see the impact of the fantastic changes that you have made." - Hannah

Approval Collections - If you cannot visit the centre, phone for a collection to be sent to your school. We will send the best books on offer from many publishers - hand-picked to your specification. Assess them with colleagues at your leisure.

Visiting for INSET - Visit the book centre as part of your INSET activity to see the latest offerings from many publishers.

We can also offer book displays to support conferences, courses & literature festivals.

We offer 10% discount on school orders.



The great enthusiast!


Our most popular service,
hand-picked to your specifications.


NCBC can breathe new life into your School Library!


If a book is in print, we can supply it!


Find out what people have been saying about us!


Set up a School Account to ease the burden of Admin.


A Dream Team on a mission to fulfil your book needs!



We are OPEN to ALL 9-5 Monday-Friday and 10-5 on Saturdays.

For the safety of our customers and staff, we will be requiring all adult customers to wear a face mask for the foreseeable future. We will continue to observe social distancing and will have hand sanitiser for use throughout the shop. Thank you for understanding.

Whilst we are unable to offer our usual free refreshments and toys to play with, we still have the best in children’s books and lots of exciting new books to browse!



Although any email sent to marilyn@ncbc.co.uk will be dealt with appropriately you may want to speed things up by using the specific email addresses shown below.

Email addresses are:-
marilyn@ncbc.co.uk - libraries & advice.

jane@ncbc.co.uk - school bookings, supplier invoices & accounts.

annie@ncbc.co.uk - orders & despatch.

matt@ncbc.co.uk - advertising.

Church Lane, Alby, Norwich NR11 7HB, UK

01263 761402

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