Welcome to the Read. Holmfirth family bookshop! It has been our dream for a very long time to own our own bookshop and so, after a spur of the moment decision to view some retail units at the end of 2018, here we are! We feel incredibly lucky to live and work in such a vibrant and friendly town and more than anything, we want our bookshop to be a central part of the community; from working with schools and young people, to hosting a wide range of events, book clubs and writing clubs.
We want our shop to be welcoming, friendly and somewhere that you feel comfortable to come and spend time away from the stresses of everyday life. Children are very welcome in our shop and we promise not to growl at them for touching the books! We have three young children of our own, who you will see in the shop from time to time, and we know how much we value bookshops which cater for and are welcoming to children. We have toys, games and of course lots of books in our dedicated children’s room so that hopefully you might be able to have a few minutes to yourself to browse the shelves.