Bringing books to rural communities via a beautiful vintage mini double-decker bus

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Grace is the Olney Children’s Book Bus, based in Olney, that will develop your child’s imaginations and literacy through fun activities with books.

Grace is a fun, cherry red, mini, London B-type double decker bus. Grace is a book haven for children to relax on the cushions, share favourite adventures, read, pen a script or poem.

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 “Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river”

Virginia Woolf

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What we do

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Grace sells new children’s’ fiction and fact books. She provides a mobile-venue in our villages, for shared-reading, tailored to all age groups. for the very young, to independent reader hubs. Grace is also a venue for events such as author signings and drama groups.



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With investment from local businesses, we can provide a greater range of free literary-based activities for our children, such as author events, actor and actress visits, and reading groups. It would enable full inclusivity of the child community, irrespective of parent financial circumstances. It would also enable us to buy book stock, that can be shared and rotated between the children.


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Grace and our online shop (coming soon) hold a wide array of exciting fiction that will grow a greater depth in your child’s imagination, flair in their self-expression and fluency of vocabulary through their love of reading. We will soon have a subscription service where for a monthly fee books can be delivered to your home.


Where can you find us?

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Grace will be in the Olney Thursday market and regularly visit local village schools, pre-schools and youth groups. We will be calling at villages such as Emberton, Sherington, North Crawley, Weston Underwood, Ravenstone, Stoke Goldington, Clifton Reynes, Newton Blossomville, Turvey, Castle Ashby, Yardley Hastings, Denton, Brafield-on-the Green, Bozeat, and more.


 The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO.”

Dr Seuss

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CALL: 07710 404209


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