Young Readers Festival

Own an original drawing by Axel Scheffler or Cressida Cowell!

For the next fortnight we are holding an auction here in the shop. We are auctioning THREE original drawings by renowned illustrator Axel Scheffler and ONE by Cressida Cowell, author of the bestselling How To Train Your Dragon series.

Come into the shop or email us to place your bid. 

Bidding closes at 5.30pm on Friday 21 December.

We will need your phone number so we can contact the winners when the winning bids are drawn on Friday 21 December. If we are unable to contact the winner at this point we will move on to the next highest bid.

All proceeds will go towards free community events at the Young Readers Festival in 2019.


Ugly Five

The works were drawn in front of a live audience at the Young Readers Festival on 29 September 2018.

Each work will be accompanied by a photograph of the author drawing. 

Axel Scheffler
Cressida Cowell
Young Readers Festival

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to our first festival day!

We're busy planning and finalising the date for 2019, but in the meantime here's a short film of some of the 2018 highlights: