Dear Customers

We are thrilled to announce that we will be re-opening for appointments for teachers from Monday 19th April! We want to give teaching staff the earliest opportunity to come in to browse for books for school and to offer our expertise to help them to find the books they need. These appointments will be available for a maximum of 2 teaching staff per school for a timed appointment.

We will also soon have exciting news about offering appointments to all our customers.

In the meantime, we will continue to send out orders and offer our popular recommendation service to everyone. We also regularly update our lists on Bookshop.org if you are in need of a browse of our virtual bookshelves - click on the link below!

We have been very busy supplying books and approval collections to schools all around the country, and rejuvenating school libraries (see Marilyn’s twitter @MarilynBrock for recent magical transformations!)

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Marilyn & The Bookshop Team (& Daisy the Cat)

(01263)761402    marilyn@ncbc.co.uk


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!



Although the physical shop is currently closed again due to lockdown, we are still here for you for all of your book inspiration and orders!

If you would like to order, please phone (01263761402) or email marilyn@ncbc.co.uk - we can post out to anywhere in the UK or you can collect if you live locally.

Or you can take a look at our #bookshopdotorg page (by clicking on the button below) for some ideas of fantastic books, new and old, to keep you entertained during the winter months. We have put together a list of brilliant new fiction for 2021 to get you started!

Marilyn & The Bookshop Team (& Daisy the Cat)

(01263)761402    marilyn@ncbc.co.uk



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.

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01263 761402

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