We specialise in illustrated children's books.

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’ve moved 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.

Telling Tales Floating Bookshop

Telling Tales on TV


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.

Due to current restrictions the boat is closed.

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.