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September 2015

Books Are My Bag – Short Story Competition

To celebrate Books Are My Bag, Diss Publishing Bookshop is holding a short story competition called 'What is in My Magic Bag?'
We'd like children under 14 to bring in a short story on this subject. The deadline is October 8th and the winner will be announced on October 10th.

Elaine Murphy

June 2015

Diss Publishing Bookshop was thrilled to host the launch of “The Moated Grange” by Elaine Murphy.  When Elaine fell in love with the 14th century moated, timber-framed house she had no idea that its history was so extensive or meticulously documented.  “The Moated Grange” is the story of a Norfolk house told through the story of its various owners and provides a fascinating social history of rural England. 

April 2015

Photographs from our recent event with Mark Thompson.

Mark Thompson Mark Thompson

October 2014

Short story competition winners!

Our guest author for the Big Bookshop Party! World Book Day Illustrator 2015, Sophy Henn, with the two winners of our ‘Books Are My Bag’ short story competition, Nell Talbot and Evie Bloom. Congratulations!

Short Story Competition Short Story Competition

September 2014

Diss Publishing Bookshop - Short story competition

Write a short story that begins...

‘One day I went to Diss Publishing Bookshop to buy a book. They gave me a special bag to carry the book home but when I got home and opened the bag, I found inside there was a...’

For children under 12 years old only!

Hand your story in at the bookshop by Wednesday October 8th with your name and phone number.

Sophy Henn, author of 'Where Bear?' will present the prize on Saturday October 11th at 1pm – a 'Books are my Bag' bag full of goodies!

April 2014

Diss Publishing employee up for national award

Congratulations to Diss Publishing employee, Helen, who has been nominated for The Great Gifts Retailer of the Year Awards Employee of the Year. She is one of five nominees in the category nationally. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place at the Savoy Hotel in London, on 8th May.

In an interview with the Diss Express, Helen says, “It is an honour to have been nominated because it is on behalf of the shop. I would be flattered if I won the award. It would be nice to have that recognition for the years that I have put in.”

Diss Publishing director, Birgitte Mager, said, “People that work in the gift industry really are very committed people and they are in it for the love of the job. It is a really nice thing for Diss. It just recognises that businesses within Diss can stand their ground nationally.”

Diss Publishing news

April 2013

World Book Night Event at Diss Publishing Bookshop

Diss Publishing held an exciting literary event to celebrate World Book Night. Ronald Blythe (Akenfield; At the Yeoman’s House), Elspeth Barker (Dog Days; O Caledonia), and Oliver Bernard (Verse etc., Arthur Rimbaud) joined us to talk and read, not only from their own work, but also from books they love. Guests had the opportunity to put questions to the authors and have their books signed.

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