Meet the Team
Having fallen into bookselling by accident during the early 90s Paul spent the next 20 years working in the same shop by day, playing music by night.After a few years spent pursuing other interests Paul has returned to where his heart belongs.
A self confessed slow reader, Paul loves a novel that balances adventure with substance, he also enjoys poetry, nature writing and a good music biog.
Ever since she was read to in an incubator as a baby, Lucy has loved books (well, that’s what her mum says!). Lucy began her career in design for publishing before transitioning into writing and bookselling.
New to the Island, she’s keen to get to know the community better. Whilst, she aims to read as widely as possible, she always comes back to contemporary fiction as one of her favourite genres.
After nearly twenty years working as Sir Terence Conran’s publicist and ghost writer, while trying to juggle running his own restaurant in North London, Mat moved to Cowes to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Island life
Having escaped the madhouse he is now rediscovering his love of reading and the joy of books through the shop while studying for an MA in Creative Writing. He is hooked on American crime thrillers, adores publications about British birdlife and buying crazy kids books for his four-year-old son.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are