Don’t Forget the Marmalade!

Are you as excited as we are for the big screen debut of Paddington? The last couple of weeks have seen the arrival of Michael Bond’s original Paddington stories – stylishly reprinted – on our shelves, so if you’re looking to re-read some old favourites, or maybe introduce the Paddington series to a new reader, we’ve got them here! They’re currently featured on an eye-catching display put together by our wonderful kids staff. Stop in and check them out today!


Happy Birthday, Gruffalo!

Fifteen years after it was first published, the award-winning story of a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood continues to delight children and adults the world over. We’re stocked up on all things Gruffalo. Including a limited edition 15th anniversary edition, which comes complete with exclusive bonus content, including early drawings from Axel’s sketchbook, some of which have never been seen before, and a new, specially written foreword from Julia herself. As a bit of an aside, if you love the Gruffalo, and you happen to be in England this summer, be sure to check out the Forestry Commission of England’s special Gruffalo celebration events. We’d love to hear about it if you’re also celebrating The Gruffalo’s 15th birthday!

As Seen on the Throw Pillow

    We have some adorable new pillows in stock here at Bolen Books! They’re available in the dog and cat variety. As you can see below , the resemblance is uncanny!


John Green Giveaway!

Do you fancy yourself a fan of John Green? If so, head on in ASAP to Bolen Books for a chance to win a gift basket including a selection of novels by John Green, as well as the newly released This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl – a heartwarming collection of writings by Esther, who died tragically of cancer at age 16, and served as the inspiration for Green’s Fault in Our Stars. So how do you enter? Come on in to Bolen Books, write your name and phone number on one of the entry forms set up near our John Green window display, and drop it into the draw box! When this display comes down, we’ll pick one lucky participant to receive a lovely gift basket, featuring a selection of fantastic John Green titles, plus Esther Earl’s This Star Won’t Go Out, and poster sized covers of The Fault In Our Stars and This Star Won’t Go Out. This contest concludes April 23rd, so hurry in today!