A Londoner by birth and having moved to Cornwall in 1988, Valerie is an experienced antique dealer and bookdealer. She worked at a secondary school library before opening "Recollections Bookshop" her shop in St Agnes dealing in antiques and books, in 1995
Books became more and more popular and eventually in 2000 the shop converted to a bookshop. With the rapid growth in business the decision was made to open a warehouse for the internet operation. As the on-line business growth was so fast the shop closed in 2003 and Recollections Bookshop became totally internet based.
We changed our name to Cornish Book World because it reflected what we do, being based in Cornwall and specialising in Cornish books. We are now both retired but have no plans to give up selling books, which we love, and all business is now conducted from our office at home and the books remain in the warehouse.