Tea Leaves & Reads is an online Independent Bookshop based in the UK

Specialising in signed editions and beautiful packaging, we have over 900 titles in stock. We have something for all reading ages as well as bookish gifts and treats.

Meet the Tea Leaves & Reads Team

Hi! We are William & Kathryn… the Husband and Wife Team behind Tea Leaves and Reads. Kathryn picks the titles, and William works out how to magic more bookshelf space.

The Name and the Library

The name Tea Leaves and Reads was created by Kathryn in 2017 and started out as a blog for her to keep track of her book reviews and favourite authors.

Then, during the 2020 Pandemic, we started to think of ways in which the community could be safely (and legally) brought together and the idea of a little library was born based on the ‘free library’ movement that originated in the USA.

Creating a community library out of a second hand cabinet and stocking it with pre-loved books soon became a talking point in the local community and many socially distanced bookish conversations were carried out over the garden hedge!

We realised just how much we love reading and books – and so we decided to bring the dream alive.

The Book Boxes

Book boxes weren’t a new concept but we wanted to bring something to the bookish community during the pandemic that feel like a bit of a treat. Tea Leaves and Reads boxes are very much about the authors that we have enjoyed and about us using our own knowledge to match you with the perfect book, the perfect beverage and tasty treats.

With varied reading tastes between us such as Psychological Thrillers, Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Contemporary and so many more in between… we have hundreds of books to share with you.

We have grown our business from just ten boxes… to over 900 titles that can be bought on their own (many of them signed), gift-wrapped or in a book box. 

We also run a monthly book club both online and in person, with regular Author zooms and appearances. If you’re interested in finding out more just pop us an email to [email protected].

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