Okehampton is a town brimful of historic delights including ‘haunted’ castle ruins, a well-maintained Edwardian shopping arcade.It has now added to its attractions an independent bookshop <www.dogberryandfinch.co.uk>. It is owned and run by Kate McCloskey, whose life-long love of books is informed by a background in academia, advertising and libraries.
Kate continues that, “Since opening, Dogberry & Finch has offered a full programme of sell-out art, community and literature events, and has worked in collaboration with local schools, charities and organisations. A general bookshop, the books are hand-picked, ever-changing and carefully curated, everything from philosophy to natural history, graphic novels to the best of new fiction.
We have a dedicated section for children and young people, and feature books and maps relating to Dartmoor and our local area. Dogberry & Finch also showcases and sells paintings and artwork by some of the region’s most talented artists.
We are fortunate to have hosted author talks with a number of historians and historical writers, including Karen Maitland, Michael Jecks, Dr Todd Gray MBE & Professor Nick Groom. Local historians and writers A J Mackenzie (Marilyn Livingstone & Morgen Witzel) are regular visitors to the bookshop.”
“Dogberry & Finch Books’ additional services: Out-of-Print find & supply service, National Book Tokens, art prints, stationary & cards. Anything in print that we don’t stock can usually be ordered for next day delivery or collection.”
Kate McCloskey, Owner, Dogberry & Finch Books, 15 St James Street, Okehampton, EX20 1DJ,UK
Tel: 01837 657563 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org