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Wed, 03 Apr



From Farming to Bookselling

Join Patrick Neale, owner of Jaffé and Neale bookshop and keen volunteer at FarmED, as he describes how his two loves, books and farming and how they are so different yet so similar.

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From Farming to Bookselling
From Farming to Bookselling

Time & Location

03 Apr 2024, 11:45 – 14:00

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

Patrick has been bookselling for 35 years, but descended from a line of dairy farmers and the longer he works in bookselling, the more he's noticed the similarities between the publishing and agricultural industries. Hear Patrick's thoughts on how homogenisation and globalisation have led to a lack of empathy for local communities and individual enterprises, whether that be a book shop or a small scale farm. Discover how his father's way of farming relates to FarmED, and how his plucky independent bookshop is fighting for something diverse and local in a world that believes in the economy of scale.

After the talk, you will enjoy a freshly cooked lunch in the FarmED cafe. 

About the speaker:

Patrick Neale is the owner of local book shop, Jaffé and Neale in Chipping Norton. However on the weekends he often volunteers here at FarmED, where he helps Hallam with our microdairy herd. 

Please arrive at 11:45 am. The talk will start at 12:00 pm, and lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. 

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.

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  • Talk + Lunch

    Our price covers the talk and lunch. If you can't stay for lunch, please bring a tupperware so you can take lunch away with you.

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