Open Sesame!

Monday 12th April onwards
Our book shop in Bicester is open for Browsing & Order Collections. To ensure everything remains tickety-boo, we are limiting the number of customers in the shop at any one time.
Orders for collection from the shop can also be made via email to or by telephone on 01869 320779
Welcome back, we’ve missed you – Coles Books remains a haven of calm – we are a port in the storm.

Coles Books News, Edition 15 – 10th April 2021

The hawthorn blossom along Skimmingdish Lane is so fulsome at the moment, hedgerows with branches darting out in every direction, laden with white flowers like a head of mad, old white hair in need of a good cut. We have a few barbershops in town and on Monday they’ll be busy cutting their way through three months of growth, rooms full of chatter and the snip snip of scissors and sweep sweep of brushes – there is work to be done in those chairs and we wish them, and all our fellow shopkeepers in town, the best of luck in what is sure to be the strangest of days. The last thirteen or so months have taught all of us who have had to close our shops that fortitude and resilience are attributes which can see us through the darkest of times, for some those times have been, and have just become, some of the saddest and darkest ever experienced – but those times pass, the stone rolls on, it’s time to get back in the chair.