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Schools & Nurseries
The Box of Books Assembly

We love introducing pupils to the latest reads for pleasure and celebrating the joy of books! Each of our Big Box Assemblies lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and introduces new fun reads to your pupils by one of our experts through a mix of discussion and fun activities.

There is a new assembly for each year group / key stage each term and they are free of charge.

To book please email us at with suggested dates and times at your convenience.

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Book Supply

Books can be ordered via email, over the phone or in person. All schools receive a standard 10% discount as well as free delivery and there is no minimum order. We love a challenge and please do not assume we cannot stretch your budget as far as online book providers can. We completely understand the constraints you are under, and we will do our best to support you by negotiating the best prices with suppliers and in some cases we have beaten prices offered elsewhere - especially in cases of multiple copies.

Orders are invoiced to the school, with a month to settle payment, apart from the end of the summer term, when settlement needs to occur before the end of term. 

Author Visits

We have a very packed address book and work with a wide range of authors throughout the year. We can arrange author visits into school, and also organise visits to the shop or other spaces throughout the year. These visits are charged at the fee set by the author or illustrator, on the proviso we are able to organise a books signing after school or during the event.

Occasionally we are asked to organise events for authors as part of a publisher book tour, and these are usually free.  We normally offer these to schools who hold an account with us in the first instance, and sometimes they come with the proviso that a minimum order of books are ordered in advance.

Authors we have recently worked with include: Ross Montgomery, Gareth P. Jones, Ellie Irving, Lisa Thompson, Helen Peters, Fleur Hitchcock, Kita Mitchell, Will Mabbitt, Jane Elson, Jennifer Killick, Justin Coe, Karl Newson and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.

We can also organise book signings for author events that have been arranged by you separately so please contact us if you would like us to support your author event.

Bespoke Activities and Workshops

We are involved in many arts and humanities projects and develop book and writing related opportunities for schools across the key stages. Recent initiatives have included a mini children's literacy festival at Village Green Next Generation, a Story Bites residency at a local primary school and Poetry Pen-pals, a cross generational project with a local school, a group of older people and poet Justin Coe. If you would like to develop a project with us, or be kept informed about the community projects that may be available for your pupils with other groups please get in touch.

Schools Newsletter

To stay in touch with all of our school initiatives, offers and news please sign up to our schools newsletter. 

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We have some amazing schools and teachers in our community and supporting them is something we always strive to do. We don’t have an off the shelf provision for you because all schools are different. At Jacqson Diego Story Emporium we can offer you a comprehensive, bespoke and flexible service for schools and nurseries that can be adapted to support your specific needs. This includes book recommendations for all ages and abilities, great help for reluctant readers, author visits, story times and discount with account facilities. 

Some of the ways we can help you are:

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