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About

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Clemo Books is an independent bookshop in Newquay, Cornwall. Find us on the corner of Bank Street and Beachfield Avenue in Newquay town centre and just a 2-minute walk from Towan Beach.

We are curating books and creating community.

Our bookshop stocks the latest fiction, non-fiction, Cornish inspired titles and of course YA and children’s literature. Come and find your next beach read, discover local authors or treat a loved one to a new book. Clemo Books is often hosting events and popping up at festivals, check out our events page to find out more.

 

If you want to be a part of Clemo Books you can join Clemo Club, our monthly subscription book club. Each month you’ll receive a gift-wrapped book and we’ll gather at the start of the following month to talk about it – it’s a lovely bunch of people but we’re bias!

Newquay deserves a bookshop!

 

Clemo Books started out as a pop-up bookshop and we carried boxes of books to Newquay Farmer’s Market, local cafes, and lots of other venues across Cornwall. In November 2023 we got the keys to 33b Bank Street and our network of bookshop supporters successfully pledged to help us raise money in a Crowdfunder campaign! With their support we were able to renovate the space and get the bookshelves in and open in time for Christmas on Saturday 25 November. It was a chaotic but truly magical time in our lives, and we’ll always be grateful for everyone’s support in making this bookshop dream come true.  

 

Want to know more about your Clemo Books’ bookseller? 

Jaimie loves a good book but she has been known to fold down pages, annotate margins and even, god forbid, break spines. After studying the publishing industry in Oxford she returned to her hometown of Newquay where she sorely missed the presence of an indie bookshop and the chance to buy books in real life. WHSmith’s bestseller chart just doesn’t cut it after living so close to Blackwells. 

 

(Always changing) but some of her favourite books include Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Dame Lynley Dodd, The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and in recent months/years Burntcoat by Sarah Hall and Pearl by Sian Hughs.

 

Now you can find Jaimie behind the desk at Clemo Books, recommending your next read and remaining eternally grateful that she gets to sell books all day.

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