Spotlight – The Big Comfy Bookshop

119966As part of a fab idea by Jim over at YaYeahYeah and the hashtag #BookshopChallenge I present to you independent book shop The Big Comfy Bookshop!

In early January I was recommended to visit this shop by the wonderful people at Kenilworth Books.  Based in Coventry in the Fargo Village which is not far from where I live I thought I would make the trip and visit and I was not disappointed!

Looking the address up on the internet I discovered the The Big Comfy Bookshop’s motto is….

“Getting the community together to discuss, learn, play and create”

And I can assure this is exactly what this bookshop does!

IMG_2800Walking into The Big Comfy Bookshop I was immediately welcomed by Michael the shop owner who was busy preparing tea, coffee and cake for customers!  Yes cake everyone!  This book shop has cake!


The bookshop was full of books all in different relevant sections for me to browse…and browse I did!  There is literally every genre you could think of and just books everywhere….and cake 🙂

I loved this huge map picture on the wall!

IMG_2802  There’s even a huuuggggeeee red sofa at the far end of the shop and lots of tables and chairs inviting people to grab that book and cake and relax!





























I also loved the kids section in the shop….full of classics and fab children’s books…..I even managed to pick up a couple of Point Horror Books for #pointhorrorbookclub!  I was like a kid in a sweet shop!



As well as running a fab independent and second hand bookshop Michael’s other love is music and from the bookshop he invites bands in to record sessions and interviews.

For more about this and who is responsible click here

Michael explained to me that they were just about to record a Big Comfy Session with a band called Megson, and English folk duo and invited me to take a seat, have a look at the books and enjoy!  Being a big fan of music as well as books I did just that! It was awesome!

Take a look at the finished recorded product here!  It was brilliant!

I can honestly say that Michael has done a fab job with The Big Comfy Bookshop considering it has only been open for just over a year and with his mission of bringing the community together he has done just that!  He has made a place where book lovers can look, read and stroke books (just me?), people can listen to live music, drink tea and eat cake, socialise and meet up with friends and family,  join in on a book or film club or even fun activities for the children and even take part in a retro gaming night!  And yes that includes Golden Eye and Mario Kart!  SOLD!

I will defiantly be visiting again soon….I CAN’T WAIT!

Thank you Michael for welcoming me with open arms into your book shop and for being AWESOME!

If you live local and haven’t visited this shop then what are you waiting for…..

Find The Big Comfy Bookshop on twitter using @bigcomfybooks or visit the website / blog here where you can catch up on how the bookshop came to be!

Also check out the fab events The Big Comfy Bookshop have coming up – here

Thanks Jim for having such a fab idea setting up the challenge! #BookshopChallenge – join in or for more information on the #BookshopChallenge visit Bookish Peeps Here.



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3 Responses

  1. J. A. Buckle says:

    What a lovely place! Wish I was there right now with a coffee, bit of cake and a book (Could only be made better by having a cat on my lap – do you have a resident cat?) 🙂

    Hope this place does really well, it looks amazing

  1. March 29, 2015

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