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Sunday, 7 April 2013

The BookStop Cafe. Enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee, and relax with a book. If you like what you read, you can buy it.

"Where you can enjoy lovely cup of Tea or Coffee and read a good book, from our shelves, in comfortable surroundings."

Joff Gainey, the proprietor said, "Our aim is to provide our customers with a relaxed atmosphere in which to read and enjoy the books available and to support local and Indie Authors.

The BookSop Café is situated on Steephill in Lincoln, beneath Imperial Teas. 

To begin with we shall be open every Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.  We very much look forward to meeting old and new friends there.

We are having a real live Jazz Duo playing on the open day... 4th MAY... called Jazz Beats... they are fantastic."
    What a unique idea.  A fabulous idea for anyone who wants to relax with a cup of fresh coffee, or tea, and read a book.  And, this amazing café is supporting authors by having a 'café book shelf' where customers can take a book, read it while relaxing with their drink, and if they like what they're reading they can buy the book.  BookStop Café will sell good condition second hand books, BUT more importantly, Authors books. The customers would be able to sit, drink and read a book - try before they buy. 
    I'm proud to say, three signed copies of Foxden Acres, with bookmarks and cards, are in the BookStop Café already.  

What a spectacular bookcase
Foxden Acres is right in the middle of it.
    Good luck Joff. 
    See you at the opening.  May 4th at the

    Inside the BookStop Café  

    A little piece of history about the building in which BookStop Cafe is situated.

    Norman House on Steep Hill, Lincoln in England is a historic building and an example of Norman domestic arthitecture.  The building is at 46-47 Steep Hill and 7 Christs Hospital Terrace. The architectural evidence suggests a date 1170-80.  The building was known for many years as "Aaron the Jew's House", and appears as such in many references, as it is believed to have been the residence of Aaron of Lincoln (d.1186), then the greatest Jewish financier of England.  The building has been a shop for many years, and currently home to a tea importers.


    The BookStop Café is through the black doors.

    Smart Entrance

    And Parking?

    There are several carparks in the Bailgate area. The nearest is in the corner of Castle Square. You can get to it by driving up Drury Lane. The carpark is about 100yds from the Cafe. :)



  1. Wow, that sounds wonderful.. So innovative and exciting. When is the opening? Don't forget to take some pics.

  2. It is exciting. The cutting of the ribbon is 10am - 10.30 on May 4th. I shall drive up to Lincoln for the opening. Joff is a great guy, and he's helping writers get their books read and sold. Wow!

  3. Oooooo, im so jealous! Will they be doing cake?


  4. You and cake... You little madam. Yes, I think they will. Talking of cake. I have no bread. So, if you'll excuse the pun, I shall have to eat cake. My cousin made me a yummy one for my birthday. It's in the freezer. That's lunch and dinner sorted then! xxx