Saturday, June 30, 2012


Evie and the Evergreen Forest – Tamara Jarowyj.

Evie is a fairy who lives in the Evergreen Forest. She loves having fun with all the native animals and birds until one day the forest starts dying. There is just no water, but Evie and the wildlife save the day.

Delightfully drawn characters and a wonderful ecological message make this a great book for young children.

Available $15

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Quite often you'll go to a bookshop seeking a certain book, and there may be only be one on offer.  

When you go to Rainy Day Books however, there are times when the selection almost overwhelms you.   You can choose from so many of the one title.   It's always worth a visit to Rainy Day Books, hail, rain or shine.  (Even the days when it's snowing!)

Take for instance the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.   What a choice!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


When you visit a bookshop there are always lots of great surprises in store for you - mainly books!

But then quite often you'll find that a bookshop offers other entertainment.  And so it was this cool Winter's morning, that I came across a group of Morris Dancers performing at the small grassed area in front of Rainy Day Books at the Basin Roundabout.

You've got to give credit to Meryll (the proprietor of Rainy Day Books) for coming up with great ideas.  And this certainly was one of them.

The rain stayed away, which is saying something, taking into account that June thus far has been one of the wettest months on record.

Did the Morris Dancers in fact frighten away the rain?  Who can say?  Whatever - the music, the tempo, the swirling dancers in their colourful costumes, with squeeze box, flute, whistles and bells ringing, certainly brightened up what could have been a grey morning.   And the small crowd loved it!!

© Rosemary Parry-Brock (a regular and loyal customer of Rainy Day Books).

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's already winter!

Winter is here and thoughts turn to warming home cooking. "Rainy Days" mean soups and casseroles to come home to.

Check out the new window and all the cookbooks 


with the added bonus of some specially priced Jamie Oliver Tefal cookware.

Hunt out your crockpot and before you leave in the morning put on something nourishing to come home to with the added bonus of making your home smell wonderful.