We specialise in illustrated books, mostly for children, but we also have titles for adults.

We stock books we are passionate about and are proud to work with local publishers and have a wide range of independently published titles. Our books can be ordered through our website, our shop was in Hackney, London but has now closed as we prepare to move aboard a boat.

Telling Tales was founded and is independently run by Daisy, it is also part of Line, a digital studio who have been working with authors and publishers since 2002.


Our boat makes a great venue for book launches, author signings, exhibitions and workshops. We’re open to ideas, if you would like to use our space contact hello@tellingtales.com.

Publishers and authors

If you would like us to stock your publications or are a self-published author or illustrator please email details to hello@tellingtales.com. If you would like to bring your book, or books, to show us we can generally arrange an appointments Monday to Thursday between 10:30am and 2pm.

Please note that we’re unable to return any unsolicited material so it’s sometimes best to arrange a time and pop in and see us.

Working with us

If you would like to work at Telling Tales please send your CV to hello@tellingtales.com. If you’re an author, illustrator or publisher and would like to run an event in our boat get in touch to discuss your idea, hello@tellingtales.com.