While the shop is closed you can order online or email info@ebbandflobookshop.co.uk

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About Us

ebb & flo bookshop

about ebb & flo

– about ebb & flo –

ebb & flo bookshop is an independent bookshop based in the Lancashire market town of Chorley.

We love books a lot. We support the shop local movement and want our bookshop to make an important contribution to the Chorley high street and community.  Chorley is a Totally Locally town.

When you buy books from us you are supporting a small independent business which pays fair taxes.  You’re investing in your town.  And you’re dealing with friendly humans in the real world, which is good for the soul.


– our bookshop –

Like all bricks and mortar bookshops, ebb & flo is a place to browse – there’s nothing quite like it. Our shop may be small but it’s filled full of treasures waiting to be discovered. Each of our books is hand-picked.

With our speedy ordering service, we can order a book not in stock and usually have it for you within a couple of days.

children's books

– totally locally –

Totally Locally Chorley is part of the national award-winning social enterprise creating strong, vibrant towns and sustainable local economies. It’s more than a shop local campaign; it’s about independent businesses working together to lift the whole town and make it shine. TLC businesses are working hard to showcase hidden gems in the town centre, to create a sense of community & independent spirit. We want to remind everyone that coming into Chorley and spending even a small amount in the independent businesses, will help retain the unique feel of the town, attract other lovely shops, cafes & bars and make us all proud to live in such a special Northern town.


– get in touch –

Ask us a question, say hello or drop in…

- Meet the team -

diane , chorley book shop, ebb & flo
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A weakness for American literature esp Southern Gothic and Armistead Maupin. Intends to read more poetry. Best part of the job – our lovely customers, buying books for the shop and pretending they’re for me, everything really.

jayne, chorley book shop, ebb & flo
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Bookseller at 18, librarian at 30, bookseller again at 55. Approaching 40 years in the book world. Best part of the job – recommending something I’ve loved and selling it!

wendy, chorley book shop, ebb & flo
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Eclectic reader. Passionate about children’s books & telling stories. Best part of the job – chatting to fellow book lovers and reading stories to little ones.

lesley, chorley book shop, ebb & flo
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Enjoys reading about the experiences of other people, from Diary of Samuel Pepys to Raynor Winn’s The Salt Path. Best part of the job – trying to find the perfect book for gift-buying customers.

ebb & flo book shop
12 Gillibrand St, Chorley PR7 2EJ
01257 262773
Now taking CLICK & COLLECT orders