Recent Book Activity
Southern Cross (Andy Brazil)
Save the Animals
First King of Shannara a (Prequel to the Shannara series)
The wild places
THE SUMMER TREE: Book One of the Fionavar Tapestry
Time of My Life
Cheryl and Ashley: Love Wars
Slow Boats Home
Like an Evening Gone
Jonathan Cainer's Guide to the Zodiac
Chakra Therapy: Exercises and Inspirations for Well-being
John Wayne Story (Coronet Books)
Police at the Funeral (Classic Crime)
The Coroner's Lunch (Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 1)
Rags to Richie : The Story So Far
In a Free State: A Novel With Two Supporting Narratives
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The Forest Cafe is open daily, 364 days a year. 8am till 7pm Sat to Thur and 8am till 9pm (BBQ night) Fridays throughout June, July and August. Homemade hot specials, main meals and a breakfast menu are available, as well as snacks and drinks. Group bookings can be arranged and all dietary requirements can be catered for - call Katherine on 07834 765590.
Regular Meet-Ups are held at the Cafe - followed by release walks round the forest and on the Aerial Walkway (where you can walk among the tree tops). Please join the BCMKN Yahoo group for more details - or check in the Bookcrossing Conventions and Meetings Forum.
This is the page for an OBCZ set up in October 2004 at the Forest Cafe by
Weebly. Salcey Forest can be found in South Northamptonshire near the Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire borders, between the villages of Hartwell and Quinton.
Click Here for a Map. There are a few car parks round the forest - the Forest Cafe is situated by one of them and is sign posted from the main road. For more information about the forest look
Salcey Forest is a lovely area in Northamptonshire to go for walks, bicycle rides, or just sit and have a coffee. There is a childrens play area, a cafe which opened April 2004, toilet facilities and a separate dog walkers car park just past the cafe.
Weebly brings her children here to let off their steam and have fun building wigwams, cycling round the paths, getting muddy and to generally have fun! The Cafe is now popular with many local bookcrossers who come to leave books on the shelves, and quite often you will find find none bookcrossing books here too. Feel free to take the books home to register them whenever you visit. Just contact weebly if you need some BCID numbers from the Salcey Forest shelf.
The OBCZ is in the cafe with the full approval of the cafe owners. Weebly secretly released some books here and got such nice messages from people who found them that she came clean and admitted she was the bibliolitterer and got permission to leave more books here. Books can be found on the lovely shelves errected especially becasue of bookcrossing being so popular here!
I don't believe that there is a postal address for this OBCZ - but if you find a book here on your wish list then please send a private message and Weebly will act as the go between for a trade.
Some messages from people who have found books in Salcey Forest:-
A Wedding in December - "another freed book collected from the cafe at salcey forest. On my pile to read and will then (probably) release via read it swap it". Northampton. 4th April 2009 by Linni.
Mediterranean Men, Gorgeous Greeks - "Bit Mills and Booney but good for a bit of romantic escapism!" May 11th 2009 by Anonymous Finder.
Witch Child - "I found this book at the Forest cafe. I have not read anything similar before and found it very interesting. I live in Peebles, Scotland and have now passed it on to my sister in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire..8th June 2005" by an anonymous finder.
The Snow Tiger - "Visiting Salcey Forest on Bank Holiday Monday, 29.08.05. Intend reading in near future." by an anonymous finder.
Fast Women - "looking forward to agreat read" July 2005 by an anonymous finder.
Brambly Hedge Summer Story - "Found wandering in the forest with the woodpeckers and cuckoos." April 2005 by an anonymous finder.
The House of Flowers - "Lots of great books in Salcey Forest Cafe, Just starting this one, not tried the author before, keep you informed." August 2005 by skoob1967 - released and caught again - "It was actually really good, I've now passed it on to someone else, what a great idea, I'll be looking out for more book crossing books now" - Oct 2005 CAUGHT IN PARK RESORTS, HEACHAM. NORFOLK ENGLAND by an anonymous finder.
Leper of Saint Giles (Brother Cadfael Mysteries) - "I reaally enjoyed this book as I do all the Cadfiel book. I left the book in Aumes in the South of France when we were visiting our friends Gitte. August 2005" by an anonymous finder.
Bad Girls Good Women - "Alerted to the fact that there books in the cafe by the ad outside - otherwise would not have gone in.thanks" - October 2005 by doneitforyears.
The Last Lighthouse Keeper - "Picked up in Salcey Forest over Hot Chocolate and cake during a Geocaching trip. Mrs Grizzly will read this one." - November 2005 by Grizzly-Pair.
Still Water - "Yet to read.... I love the shelf in the cafe such a good idea :) " - December 2005 by xx-aish-xx
Monstrous Regiment - "As a British soldier working with the US on Operation Enduring Freedom Nov 2005. The book came from a friend in the UK. It will go into the library to be used by other nations as part of NATO. We shall see where it ends!" - February 2006 CAUGHT IN KANDAHAR AIRFIELD KANDAHAR AFGHANISTAN by Anonymous Finder.
Peter and the Wolf - "My son found this book in the cafe at Salcy Forest and immediately wanted it to be read to him. It now has to be tonights bedtime story." - February 2006 by Sweffy.
Keep Me Close - "As gripping as her (Clare Francis) books usually are. I caught the book in a cafe in Salcey forest and intend to return it there to allow it to continue its journey or possibly put it in the Oxfam bookshop where I help out." - September 2006 by midwess - 18 Months Wild!