“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” – Neil Gaiman

About Us

In 2018 a dream come true and we opened our second-hand bookshop and Café. Living and working locally, an opportunity arose to make real a long held desire to open a cafe and along with a wish to have a second hand book shop, we set about creating the award winning The Book Warren and Cafe.

A bit about the two of us: Lindsay Warren grew up in Buckinghamshire. Growing up in a family business with three younger sisters, Lindsay would often be found with her head in a book whilst playing her favourite music. After a varied career working for large corporate businesses and smaller enterprises, Lindsay found herself with a decision to make when a severely slipped disc and surgery changed her future.


With a lifetime fascination for books and owning her own cafe, Lindsay made a life changing decision and with Andy’s help her dream came true. Lindsay has a number of interests and hobbies including castles, church architecture, British history, genealogy, travelling, gardening, cooking and keeping hens.

Andy Warren was born in Cambridge and grew up in the rural village of Over, a few miles west of the city. His parents owned the village Post Office before moving and opening a B&B in the same village. Andy is a well known figure in the village and surrounding area and operates his own Painting, Decorating and household maintenance business however he is probably better known as the tall man with the Harley Davidson! 

Lindsay and Andy currently live with their two dogs and lots of books!

Andy and Lindsay created The Book Warren and Cafe business into an award winning destination. 2020 and Covid-19 wrought changes upon all our lives. We will be delighted to welcome you back to our Cafe where our new team are already preparing for your arrival however we’re also excited to launch our dedicated on-line book shop too!