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Dear Customers

We want to say a big Good Luck to our fellow booksellers who are reopening their shops today. We will remain closed to the public for the time being, but we are still here and ready to take your orders and recommendations requests.

SCHOOLS - We will be available for teachers to make appointments to visit the shop - more information to follow soon! We are still taking orders for all of your book needs: our approval request service, library rejuvenation, class sets and more!

Get in touch with us via email (marilyn@ncbc.co.uk) or phone 01263 761402.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Marilyn & The Bookshop Team (& Daisy the Cat) (01263)761402 marilyn@ncbc.co.uk


Dear Customers

We hope that you and your families are all safe and well during these challenging times. As you may be aware from our social media, whilst the shop remains closed to the public, Marilyn has been busy working every day, selecting and packing up orders for customers and schools. With her incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for children’s books and over three decades of experience as a librarian and children’s bookseller, Marilyn is also offering a remote recommendation service to anyone who calls (01263 761402), emails (marilyn@ncbc.co.uk) or gets in touch via social media.

As anyone who is a regular customer knows, Marilyn and her team are able to conjure up huge piles of books based on your preferences and specifications when you visit the shop. Whilst we are closed to the public, Marilyn has been able to chat to her customers via phone and email and offer recommendations in much the same way as we would normally. For example, if your child loves books with dinosaurs in, Marilyn can pick out all the great storybooks or picture books, or non-fiction topic books, about dinosaurs, and send you a photo or her findings. The customer is then free to “browse” the covers and decide whether they would like to buy any of the books. If they would like more information, they can get in touch with Marilyn again – she is always happy to chat about children’s books.

The book centre has around 60,000 books in stock at any time, so if you have a particular book in mind, get in touch! Marilyn can also order in any book in print to be delivered to you (including adult books for parents who also need something to read during lockdown!)

Our school supply services are running as normal. Please browse the website for more information about our very popular approval collections, school library support and orders or get in touch with Marilyn to find out more information personally.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Marilyn & The Bookshop Team




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 over 30 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.

We encourage just sitting and reading with children - sofa available!



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!



Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: 10am-5pm

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Open to teachers outside

these hours by appointment.



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

orders@ncbc.co.uk - orders.
jane@ncbc.co.uk - school bookings & supplier payments.
simon@ncbc.co.uk - invoices & accounts.

matt@ncbc.co.uk - advertising.
annie@ncbc.co.uk - despatch.

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01263 761402

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