COVID Update

With the increase in COVID restrictions, we just wanted to keep you informed about how this will affect your visits to us here at Cogito.

As always, our aim is to make your visit to the bookshop as relaxing, pleasant, and as safe as possible. We’ll still be monitoring how many customers we have in the shop at any one time in order that everyone feels they have sufficient space to browse comfortably. As a bookselling team, we all continue to wear face visors in addition to having hand sanitiser available for use by booksellers and customers. It is also now mandatory for customers to wear face coverings in shops.

We appreciate that each individual’s circumstances are different and that this will influence their conduct and perception of their own safety. We believe that it is vitally important that we respect the feelings of all members of our book loving community. We hope that by continuing these practices, which we’ve had in place since reopening in April, we’ll be able to keep browsing pleasurable for all.

It’s brilliant having people back inside the bookshop; browsing our lovely displays and chatting with us about wonderful books and recommendations.

Please do rest assured that if you’re unable to get to the shop at present, we’re still here on the phone; you can contact us on 01434 602555 and we’re still able to offer a postal service (as well as delivery in Hexham).


There are a whole range of brilliant reads to inspire you here on our website and lots more bookish activity on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Do sign up to our email newsletter mailing list below if you’d like to get updates and other bookish news.


With the ever-changing nature of the current situation, our response is continually being reviewed and this message was last updated on 30/11/2021.

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