Thursday, 29 December 2011


We have just started our sale and there are bargains galore to be had! Books, toys, stationery, audio books. There is a bit of everything in the sale and a great opportunity to stock up on those birthdays that creep up on you and you need a supply of gifts to hand.

Here are some great nuggets from our super sale!

Was £27.96, NOW £14.99
Witch hand puppet £12.99, NOW £6.50

Was £2.99, NOW £1.49
Was £4.99, NOW £2.50
Was £4.99, NOW £2.50
Was £6.99, NOW £3.50
Was £5.99, NOW £2.99
Was £25, NOW £15  

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas spirit!

We just have to share with you the wonderful story of a little 10yr old boy who came into the shop today. He came in with a purpose, to get his Christmas presents for his mum, dad and three year old sister.

He saved up his birthday and chore money all year to buy these presents. So he carefully spent some time choosing the right things and was very enthusiastic about getting what he thought they would love. He decided on his sister first and paid for them and then went to look for a novel for his mum, asking for help. Realising he didn't have enough money in his pocket, he ran home in the rain to fetch more from his secret hiding place! On his return we helped him choose a novel which he paid for and next it was dad's book to choose. He loved the Steve Jobs book and knew it would be perfect for his dad, as 'he loves and buys all the Apple gadgets, except for the iPad as he can't afford it'. Looking at the price, he was just short £5 so off he whizzed home (still raining!) to fetch a bit more money.

In the end he bought:

Mum - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Dad - Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson
Little sister - The Big Colouring Book by Usborne, finger puppets from Fiesta Crafts and some colouring pencils

We think he is the most wonderfully kind, thoughtful and generous little boy we've come across this year and we like to declare him the BOY OF THE YEAR 2011! In these madly busy times, he was the best example of Christmas spirit and we salute him!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Limited signed copies!

Following our earlier post about the limited signed copies of Dickens: A Life, we thought that we would make a small list of other titles we have limited signed copies of too!

Phew! There would make extra special gifts this year, so snap up your copy now!

Friday, 9 December 2011

It's as easy as ABC!

Lift and Look Alphabet
  We have a brilliant new range of wooden toys in this Christmas and these great first learning puzzles are no exception.

The Alphabet Lift and Look puzzle is great for letter recognition and association, as you peep underneath each letter for a matching item.
Number Puzzle

The Number Puzzle also encourages number recognition and is accompanied by matching numbers of fruits along side each brightly patterned number.

Priced at £13.99, these are really great gifts for pre-schoolers. Beautifully made, they are a great learning toy for keeps.

Limited signed copies of Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin!

We have just had our second delivery of signed copies of Claire Tomalin's new book, Charles Dickens: A Life.Signed copies are only available in independent books shops and we only have limited stock, so pop in and get them while you can!

Friday, 2 December 2011

The return of the Wombles!

The Wombles are close to our hearts here at The Golden Treasury (see the picture of Great Uncle Bulgaria with Sue Foster the owner). Being a stones throw from Wimbledon Common (their stomping ground), they are a wonderful childhood classic for us here. Who can forget their ingenious ways of using the rubbish they found and what an introduction to recycling?

We were so excited to see the beautiful reissues of the original Wombles books by Elizabeth Beresford last year! We now have the very soft Wombles plush in stock now, the DVD of the original TV series and also the new fully illustrated version of The Wombles. This first book introduces us to the the well loved characters such as Great Uncle Bulgaria and always hungry Orinoco! This special book comes complete with an audio CD with three specially selected Wombles stories ready by the one and only Bernard Cribbins, the original voice of the Wombles.

Introduce this to a new generation of children, we are sure they will love them as much as so many adults like us do now!