About Telling Tales

Telling Tales specialises in illustrated books, mostly for children, but we also have we have titles for adults. We stock books we’re passionate about and are proud to work with local publishers and have a wide range of independently published titles.

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.

We're moving aboard a boat

We've moved out of our shop at Northside Studios but will be returning on a purpose built canal boat in early summer 2019.

Telling Tales Canal Boat - March 2019

We love our customers and would like you to be the first to join us on our new boat. Sign-up for updates or follow us on Instagram.


Our shop was a great venue for book launches, author signings, exhibitions and workshops, but the boat will be even better. 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 shop get in touch to discuss your idea, hello@tellingtales.com.