Children's Giving Tree

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Each year we set up a Giving Tree in our Bookshop, providing the opportunity for our customers to give a book as a Christmas gift for children who may not have many books on their shelves at home.

This year, we are working with two local Food Banks to provide books for the children who use their services. Our hope is that each child who receives a food parcel from these Food Banks will also receive a gift wrapped, age-appropriate book, thanks to the generosity of our community.

How does it work? 

Simply choose the age range you would like to give a book for from the dropdown, or choose ‘Bookseller’s Choice’ to let us put a book towards the age range that needs it most. We will then choose one of our favourite books and wrap it up in Christmas paper, ready to be opened on Christmas Day.

Can I add a Giving Tree book to my order?

Yes, please do! Simply add a ‘Children’s Giving Tree’ option to your basket and we’ll take care of the rest. 

I’m not ordering anything else, can I still give a book?

Yes! Simply add a ‘Children’s Giving Tree’ option to your basket and then choose ‘Collect from Mainstreet’ as the shipping option to make sure you don’t get charged for postage. Then follow the checkout steps as usual.


We work hard to ensure that you will be happy with your order when it arrives. We are here to help if you have any concerns or questions. If there is a problem with your order, please contact us on as a first step and we will do everything we can to fix it. 

If you have received incorrect or faulty goods, we will be happy to replace or refund the items in question. Please contact us as soon as possible after receiving your order to discuss any issues with a member of our team. 

For further information, please refer to our Terms of Supply & Delivery Policy.

UK Delivery

  • Shipping costs will be calculated at the checkout based on the estimated weight of your order.
  • Orders are dispatched with Royal Mail. You may select either Royal Mail 1st Class or Second Class at the checkout.
  • There is no delivery charge for Mainstreet Gift Vouchers or Mainstreet Book Subscription Vouchers. Vouchers are sent 1st Class with Royal Mail.
  • We make every effort to complete orders as quickly as possible. Once dispatched, your parcel should arrive within 1-2 days for 1st Class or 2-4 days for 2nd Class.
  • In some cases, we may be awaiting replenishment of a product in your order. Please note that this may delay dispatch of your order by up to 3 days. If you require delivery urgently, please email us at


If you would prefer to collect your order from our St Boswells shop, please select the Local Collection option at the checkout. After receiving email notification that your order is complete, please visit us during our opening hours to collect.

International Delivery

Due to the complexities surrounding the import and export of products as a result of the UK leaving the EU, we have made the difficult decision to suspend international deliveries. We will continue to work towards a solution, and hope to offer international deliveries again soon.

For further information, please refer to our Terms of Supply & Delivery Policy.