We were lucky enough to be treated to a royal visit form HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. Her Royal Highness was visiting the Piece Hall with HRH Prince Charles. The Duchess is Patron of the National Literacy Trust, Book Trust, First Story and Beanstalk, all of which help to promote literacy in young people. So we were very honoured that she specifically requested to visit our book shop.
During her visit she met children from a local school. They presented her with some of their literacy work based on Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo and she chatted with them about their favourite books.
She also spent time talking to us about the shop, and complimented us on our books saying it was a lovely shop, that she loved bookshops and wished she could stay longer!
Photo credit (excluding final photo): Olivia Hemingway Photography