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Come to NCBC to see an AMAZING range of the BEST books for Children and Teachers. Often described as an ALADDIN’S CAVE, 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 in Alby, 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. We are closed on bank holidays.


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 will be dealt with appropriately you may want to speed things up by using the specific email addresses shown below.

Email addresses are:- - libraries & advice. - school bookings, supplier invoices & accounts. - orders & despatch. - advertising.

Church Lane, Alby, Norwich NR11 7HB, UK

01263 761402

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