Chapter Two | The Hospice of St. Francis

Chapter Two

Your community bookshop

Chapter Two

Find us on Chesham High Street, near the clock tower!

Chapter Two is a community bookshop selling pre-loved books, gifts, vinyl and stationery with all profits to The Hospice of St Francis.

Our Book Subscription Service!

Our Book Subscription Service!

A wonderful gift for any book lover. Give us a few details and we will do the rest! Choose from 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions - these 'Books for Good' will be supporting our local hospice care!

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June 2024 Programme               

Saturday mornings - Storytime - At 10.30 a.m.

Thursday 6th June – Diversity Book Club

This month’s book: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch. All welcome. From 5.30 p.m.

Wednesday 12th June – Oasis behind the scenes with Iain Robertson followed by live music by Jimmy Murphy

Local journalist Sean Hannam will be talking to author and Oasis Tour Manager Iain Robertson about his latest book: Oasis: What’s The Story? Life on tour with Liam and Noel Gallagher. An evening of rock ‘n’ roll stories and live music. At 7p.m. Tickets: £10 including refreshments.

Saturday 22nd June – Lowly Chicken at Storytime

Author Darren St Mart will be sharing his story the Lowly Chicken, set on a farm in the UK during World War II. Come along to a special storytime at 10.30 a.m.

Tuesday 25th June – Roald Dahl Book Launch

The Roald Dahl Museum has teamed up with Waterside School to produce a book created by all of the Reception, Year 1 & 2 children.  The emphasis will be on exploring through play and doing this through a book. Books are free and available in the shop after 1 p.m.

Thursday 27th June – Ways to be Equally Human: Leslie Tate in conversation

Author, councillor and radio host Leslie Tate will be in conversation with Smilja Veris about his/her latest book, a poetic account of coming out, climate activism and how we live today. At 7p.m. Tickets: £5

Events take place at Chapter Two and are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Donations welcome with all profits going to the Hospice of St Francis

For more information on any of our events please ask a member of staff who will be happy to help

A few of the five star reviews from Google

Fantastic bookshop, serving a great cause but unlike many jumble-sale style charity shops it creates a wonderful cosy space, with themed sections, and well thought out initiatives beyond the books.

I was given Books for Good for a whole year - and what a truly wonderful present it has been. Mark made the most imaginative choices and introduced me to a range of authors I had never read.

A very welcome addition to the Chesham High Street. They organise events like poetry evenings and book launches to support local authors. It is no exaggeration to say this is Britain's Best Bookshop.

It is an absolutely unique and quirky bookshop, and all proceeds go to charity. Imagination has been put into the design of this shop and I loved it! Not just books but gifts and interesting items.

Great shop with very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great ideas for gifts and good quality presents. Definitely one of the best bookshops I’ve been to.

Amazing atmosphere for a charity shop. Makes me wish the Chesham library has as cosy a vibe. Best selection of books in town.


10 High St, Chesham, HP5 1EP

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Saturday: 9.30am to 5.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Tel: 01494 791260

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Blog: The Next Chapter...

Meet Mark Jackson-Hancock, our book expert and bookshop manager!

Alongside guest blogs, he'll be sharing his thoughts about reading and all things book-related in this new blog: The Next Chapter...!

Mark has worked in bookshops all his life including Ottakar's Waterstones, the House of Commons bookshop and the Chorleywood Bookshop. He spent five years operating a library service to ships at sea and recently worked for the Book Trade Charity in Kings Langley managing their book sales.

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