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Our Favourite Thing


The world can be an uncertain and scary place. We believe that books hold the power to provide comfort, hope, and understanding. Books have the power to light the way through darkness. Books inspire positive change. Books hold your hand or give you the hug you needed — someone has been here before, someone else feels the same way.

Our Bookseller Aims

Be enthusiastic for books and knowledgeable of our stock. We will do our best to help, and if we don't know something on the spot we'll find out and get back to you as soon as we can.


Listen to what our customers want from our shop, and adjust our stock to provide books in these favourite sub-categories where needed and possible. Take recommendations and suggestions to maintain a great choice of books.

Be committed to reading voraciously, keeping up to date with book reviews and new book releases. Stay up to date on the world of books so that we can pass this on to our customers. Recommend books both online and in person. 


Connect with the community. Nurture a love of reading for all ages, host regular book related events, and celebrate amazing books.

What We Sell


  • A wide range of fiction and non-fiction to suit all ages on the shelf and ready to be discovered.

  • If we don't have something just right on the shelf, we can order it from our supplier and let you know as soon as it's arrived (usually the next day). 

Not Books

  • A good range of art materials. We have a dedicated art supplies section, and are happy to order on request from our supplier if there's something we do not usually carry. As with books the delivery time is usually the next day, and we'll let you know when it has arrived. 

  • Cards produced by local artists

  • Paperblanks notebooks

  • Book related bags and bookmarks (more coming soon)

  • A small range of gift items (coming soon)

Online (Coming Soon)

delivered UK wide with carbon neutral delivery

  • Book Subscriptions: A great read paired with products from local suppliers (varies by subscription)

  • Book Stacks: Curated or bespoke collections to suit readers from occasional to voracious

  • Book Gifts: Ready to gift themed boxes containing books matched with related items and treats

A community that nurtures a love of reading at all ages.

A friendly space that celebrates amazing books.

A place to find escape, comfort, knowledge, inspiration.


But what if a bookshop could do all these things,

and keep sustainability at its heart?


We are Pickering Book Tree —

for books and bees and trees,


A bookshop is...

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