Voted for by the public, we are proud to have received the prestigious Muddy Stilettos Award for the Best Bookshop in Surrey for our Sam Beare Bookshop in Weybridge.
Photographed above is Specialist Books and Community Hub Manager Mel Sibley and Retail Operations Manager Clive Albury at the official awards ceremony at the Vineyard Restaurant, Denbies Wine Estate on Wednesday 6th July.
It is a credit to all of our hard working Retail Team of staff and volunteers that the bookshop has been recognised in this way. Our Retail Division not only contributes towards the delivery of our care services, it also provides our customers with a sustainable and affordable way to shop.
Now on to Nationals – “watch this space” to see if we might just have the best bookshop in the UK!
13th May 2022
Sam Beare Bookshop nominated for Best Bookshop in Surrey award
Our new Sam Beare bookshop in Weybridge has been nominated for the Muddy Stilettos Surrey award for the best Independent Bookshop !
The awards are voted for by the public and we are so pleased that a charity shop has been acknowledged in this way.
It is a credit to our hard working retail team of staff and volunteers that the bookshop is being recognised this way and with your help we can try and make it to the final five and be in with a chance to be crowned the best book shop in Surrey.
So please click on the link below you will be asked for your email address so they can send you a unique code to vote.
Please be aware that the student offer of 25% off is only valid on Wednesday 23rd March between 6pm – 8pm and only at the White House, Egham. The 10% Student Discount will start from Thursday 24th March and currently this will only be offered at The White House, Egham.
28th October 2021
New Sam Beare Bookshop in Weybridge is open
We are delighted to announce that our new bookshop in Weybridge the Sam Beare Bookshop is now open.
The new shop is just a few doors along from the old shop on Weybridge High Street and they will be open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm.
The Sam Beare Bookshop in Weybridge has always been hugely popular with our supporters and we appreciate everyone’s patience whilst we have been getting the new shop ready. Like most things in life it took a little longer than we had originally hoped but we hope when you visit you will agree that it was worth the wait.
“We are so excited to finally have the new bookshop open and the support so far has just been incredible” commented Mel Sibley, Weybridge Bookshop Manager “I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers that have helped in getting the new shop ready and open for business and we can’t wait to welcome all our wonderful Customers to our new home”.
The Sam Beare Bookshop is able to take small amounts of book donations but please do call ahead to check they have the capacity to take your donations. Our warehouse on the Lansbury Estate in Knaphill is open Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm and Saturday 9.30am – 2pm if you have a large amount of books to donate you can park right outside a member of the Warehouse team will be able to help you.
Find details of our new Sam Beare Bookshop here and our Warehouse here.
29th September 2021
New location for Weybridge Bookshop
We are so pleased to finally be able to share the news of the new location for our Sam Beare Bookshop in Weybridge, that will be moving just a few doors down the road to 11, High Street Weybridge.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to all Customers and supporters who have been patiently waiting for the news of the new shop’s location” commented Mel Sibley, Shop Manager of Weybridge Books “It was really important that we found the right location and as these things sometimes do it all took a little longer than we hoped especially in amongst all the lockdowns. We are now working towards an opening day in October and we can’t wait to welcome back our Customers”.
Our Weybridge Bookshop originally opened it’s doors in November 2007 and has always been hugely popular with the local community and beyond.
If you would like to be a part of our Sam Beare Bookshop Team we are currently recruiting for an Assistant Shop Manager and also looking for Shop Volunteers click here for more information on these exciting opportunities.
We will continue to share updates on the progress of the shop and confirm the official opening day as soon as possible, keep up to date with all the latest news about the hospice on our website and via social media
27th May 2021
Hospice Volunteer Mike Moore donates copies of his new book
Mike Moore GP is a well-known figure in the Weybridge community and an long standing supporter of Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and joined the Hospice Team as a volunteer in the Weybridge Bookshop just after it opened in 2007.
Mike has now written his own book ‘Half a Double Life as a memoir depicting the events that shaped his life.
At just ten years old he suffered the tragic loss of his identical twin in an accident where his twin brother drowned but Mike was saved.
This life-affirming memoir shows there can be light in the darkness of grief, and charts Mikes career as a doctor, forensic medical examiner and police surgeon. And the family he made when he lost his own.
“We are absolutely delighted and incredibly grateful that Mike has donated ten copies of his new book to Woking & Sam Beare Hospice” commented Mel Sibley, Manager of Weybridge Books “The books are available to purchase from our shop on the High Street on Weybridge, all the proceeds from the book sales are being donated to charities important to Mike which is just wonderful”.
“I have supported the Sam Beare Hospice charity for a number of years” commented Mike “It is a pleasure to donate these copies of my first book to help the raise funds so they can continue their important work both in the Community and at the Hospice”.
We know how much our supporters are missing our Weybridge Bookshop please be assured we are working very hard to secure a new home and as soon as we have an update we will share this.