The Book Nook is excited to be partnering with Paisley Book Festival in 2023 to offer a great range of books from the authors participating. The Book Nook looks forward to meeting fellow book lovers there!
The Book Nook Stewarton opened on 12th December 2020 when the Covid restrictions allowed non-essential shops to open. Sarah Frame, owner of The Book Nook, was thrilled to see her lifelong dream of owning a bookshop come to fruition. Sarah was delighted that there was an enthusiastic reception from the local community in Stewarton, with everyone commenting ‘this is just what Stewarton needed’ as The Book Nook joined the thriving range of local shops and businesses.
In February 2022, Sarah was amazed to be a finalist in the Independent Bookshop of the Year category in the prestigious British Book Awards.
In July 2022, the Book Nook achieved a huge success, being voted ‘Favourite Family Business UK 2022’ in the national award run by ShopAppy. This success and the PR it generated encourage Sarah to make a move she had been considering for some time. Despite the approaching cost of living crisis and rising costs, Sarah implemented her plan to move The Book Nook from the small but cosy shop it occupied into very much larger premises nearby.
The new Book Nook premises provide the additional space Sarah wanted in order to have a large children’s section with room for little ones to read and draw at tables, quadruple her book stock overall and offer customers teas and coffees. Most importantly, the new premises mean all events can be held in the shop and since opening there on October 8th, the Book Nook has held 12 author events, started a weekly Tales for Tinies club and held a number of children’s workshops.