The Book House is very much a family business – though not all their staff are genetically linked! The owner, Brian Pattinson has been here for 50 years, his sister-in-law Luise for a mere 42 years…
They are very much a community bookshop, and their shop reflects the broad base of interests of their customers. There is a book for almost everything – and if they don’t have it, they can almost certainly order it in, usually the next day.
They are easily found by locating the Puffin, who stands on sentry duty outside the shop most days (unless it’s too windy) as he has done for the last half century, being a gift from the children’s publishers Puffin Books.
93 High St, Thame