A new independent bookshop has opened in the centre of Newquay. 

Bookseller Jaimie Poyner has unveiled Clemo Books in Bank Street. The bookshop stocks fiction and non-fiction with new titles arriving weekly. 

Customers can also find children’s literature as well as books focussed on Cornwall. Clemo Books has been a pop-up bookshop for the past two years. 

Jaimie said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with the support Clemo Books has had in our first few weeks of trading. 

“Opening in the winter was a daunting prospect but already I feel comforted by the kind words and excitement customers and residents of Newquay have shared with us so far – there are clearly a lot of avid readers in our town. 

“We’ve got some festive late-night shopping events planned in the run-up to Christmas and we’re in the process of compiling our 2024 events calendar which we hope will feature a number of authors who haven’t visited Newquay before.”  

People can sign up to the monthly Clemo Book e-newsletter and follow Clemo Books on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to hear about the latest news and 2024 events line-up. 

Jaimie, whose passion for books and literature is said to be infectious, added: “I’m excited for the future of Clemo Books and the literary opportunities we can bring to the town.

“I hope this bookshop is a sanctuary for bookworms living in the Newquay area.”

During the autumn, Jamie’s plan to open a bookshop in the town was backed by a number of authors including War Horse writer Michael Morpurgo, Patrick Gale, Wyl Menmuir, Hollie McNish, Kris Helenga, Charlie Carroll, Naomi Jones and Tracey Williams.

Michael Morpurgo said at the time that the lives of residents and visitors to Newquay would be enriched by the bookshop.