Clemo celebrating World Book Day


Newquay’s newest book shop is getting ready to celebrate its first World Book Day on the high street next week with free books for local children.

Taking part in the national celebration of literature (March 7), Clemo Books is inviting local children to exchange their World Book Day token for one of the books in the 2024 selection.

Owner Jaimie Poyner said: “We’re so excited to be a part of World Book Day and help promote reading for pleasure, which is so important for children. For youngsters who might not get the chance to choose their own book or visit a bookshop usually, I think it’s a very special event and we’re so pleased to be a part of it.”

“The tokens are live now so youngsters can pop into the shop and choose their book whenever suits them and their families.”

Clemo Books is also working with local schools to offer support in giving children the chance to visit the bookshop or curating a selection of books so that schools can create their own pop-up bookshops.

The bookshop will be open as usual so that children can pick up their book after school.

World Book Day aims to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Clemo Books started business as a pop-up bookshop in Newquay before eventually opening a bricks and mortar store on Newquay’s high street last November.