About Us

Polly Jaffé and Patrick Neale have over 70 years bookselling experience when combined. They met in the Travel Section of Waterstones Bristol in the early 1990s. They arrived in Chipping Norton in 2001 with three sons and took over The Bookshop Chipping Norton. This evolved into Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Café which in 2007 won Independent Bookshop of the Year.

Patrick has been President of the Bookseller’s Association and supports people who wish to open a bookshop. Polly is on the Children’s Bookselling Committee and divides her work time between perfecting the Children’s section and sourcing non book items that will delight and inspire.

When they are not recommending books, Patrick is Chairman of the Chipping Norton Rugby Club and Polly is a Trustee of The Lido Chipping Norton.

Embedded in the Chipping Norton Community, they aspire to being the perfect Cotswold Bookshop and they have a great team to support them. The aim is to hold onto traditional values of high street bookselling while embracing the best bits that modern life offers.

We are keen to provide the perfect book and gift for all occasions and tastes.

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