Our story


Bear Bookshop began as a dream… a long held fantasy of owning a bookshop and surrounding myself with books all day long! After having three children of my own and living in Bearwood for 7 years, I decided to make it a reality. Bear Bookshop aims to be a place that develops and encourages a child’s enjoyment of reading, love of learning and sense of wonder. More than just a bookshop, we want to be a community resource, a place where your children can listen to stories and find books and resources to nurture their interests and help them to learn about the world around them.

After spending 15 years working as a teacher, I know how much parents want to support their children’s learning and encourage their success. As a mother, I know how much parents want their children to feel that learning is a pleasure rather than a chore. At Bear Bookshop, we want to help children and parents experience the joy of reading and learning. To encourage our children to experience more adventures and less screens.

More confidence and less worry. More stories. More curiosity. More play. More resilience. More imagination. And more joy.

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My inbox is always open if you have any questions.

Authors, illustrators and publishers are welcome to send me an email about stocking your books.

You can reach me at: jenny@bearbookshop.co.uk

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