We all know that independent bookshops are a dying breed, but they wouldn’t be if they were all as good as Jaffé and Neale.
A lifetime working in the publishing trade gave us not only a passion for books, but an insight into what worked and what didn’t. We talked for a long time about starting our own business, but in fact when it eventually happened, it was all very fast. Jaffé and Neale book shop launched in 2006 in West Street, Chipping Norton. Our focus from the start was on good books and good customer service, and that hasn’t changed.
In 2006 we bought our current premises in the centre of Chipping Norton. The shop was big enough to realise the second part of our vision: a café which would form a bustling hub for the community; a place where people could meet and chat, surrounded by wonderful books.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated team who are all as passionate about books, and about Jaffé and Neale, as we are, and there is nothing more exciting to us than talking to a customer about what to read next.
If you haven’t visited us yet, and you’re planning a trip to the Cotswolds, do come in and say hello. We’d love to see you.
Patrick Neale and Polly Jaffé.