Our Permanent Collection 
You will find up to 3000 books in Long Crendon Community Library at any one time, ranging from much loved classics to the latest bestseller, from popular cookery books, to political biographies. Since we became a community library, our stock of books continues to be owned and managed by Buckinghamshire County Council and is part of the regular stock rotation. This means that books are regularly changed and updated, ensuring that there is always something new to read. 

Your library, your choice

Now that we are community run, we have more freedom than before to determine our own book stock.  We have a regular budget for buying new books that you, as a user, can influence. If we do not stock a particular book or spoken word title, you can either order it from the main county collection, or request that we buy it into our local stock. Speak to one of our volunteer librarians.

New Books

New adult fiction and non-fiction books continue to be added to the library on a regular basis, and for the first few months are shelved on the 'New Books' trolley so that they are easier to find. All are available to borrow on the normal three week issue period.

 Crime and Thriller

Easily the most popular of all genres, crime and thrillers are particularly well represented in Long Crendon. Long standing favourites such as Lee Child and James Patterson sit on the shelves alongside emerging stars of the genre such as Belinda Bauer, Simon Lelic and Sophie Hannah. 

After the death of village author Margaret Yorke - better known in Long Crendon as Peggie Nicholson - the library was gifted a collection from her personal library. These comprise not only all her own titles, but also a variety of other authors' works, mainly of the crime and thriller genre. They are shelved separately and are issued via a 'signing out' method so can be borrowed in addition to your normal quota. 

Young Adult

One of the most exciting developments in publishing in recent years is the rapid growth in young adult fiction. With strong plots, characters with whom young readers can easily identify and tackling real and relevant issues, these books are meeting the needs of an ever growing sector of library users. Working with some of the young readers in our village, we  ordered nearly a hundred new Young Adult titles in time for our launch and created an area in the library especially for them. New books continue to be added to this section on a regular basis.


We have a huge number of books for children, from toddlers’ picture books to "first readers" and junior fiction for the developing young readers. We also stock popular series such as "Beastquest" and "Horrible Histories", a wide range of reference and national-curriculum related material and a good selection of children’s audio books for bedtime stories or brightening up that long car journey. 

We welcome donations of books, providing they have been published within the last eighteen months and are in as new condition.
Go Set A Watchman
The book everyone is talking about.


 Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

 The latest erotic bestseller from E L James

  Gray Mountain

 Another thriller from John Grisham

Flesh and Blood
Another gruesome case for forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta to unravel.