The shop sells a full range of fiction and non-fiction and does a roaring trade in revision guides, as you would expect.

The shop works closely with the English Department, promoting it's recommended reading lists and turning pupils into book-buyers. The shop is staffed by a part-time manager and complement of volunteers. Currently, there are around 40 boys involved in activities ranging from manning the till, Book Clubs, marketing the shop to pupils, staff and parents, administering customer and School orders as well as assisting the manager with accounts and cashing up.

In collaboration with the Library and the English Department, we also support and organise a range of author visits each year. In addition to books, the John Carpenter Bookshop sells a full range of stationery, calculators, greetings cards, sheet music, school ties and sports equipment. 

We don't just serve our resident clientele of pupils, staff and parents, but also supply books to customers all over the world. Have a look at our website www.thejcb.co.uk or if you would like more information, please email the manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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In addition to books, the John Carpenter Bookshop sells a full range of stationery, calculators, greetings cards, sheet music, school ties and sports equipment.