About Us

We are a small independent shop run as a family business. We are located in the beautiful village of Woodhall Spa, home to the famous Dambusters. Our stockist of Burning Blue Aviation Gifts in the village is at The Book Fayre (located at Matthew Temple House, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa LN10 6ST.)


The Book Fayre is a book and gift shop which has a large range of new & second hand aviation and military books as well as the aviation gifts for sale - you can also get a cup of, probably the best, coffee in Woodhall Spa.

The Team



Reg used to fly planes in the RAF. Now he shares his time between flying simulators and running the second hand book department, alongside the military and aviation gifts department. He gets frustrated by slow internet connections. He drinks Guinness, strong coffee, and Guinness. And red wine. Reg’s taste in books is wide ranging and eclectic. He collects Stephen King and Ian Fleming first editions. He is luckily married to Kath.


Before opening the shop, Kath, a mother of four, was a primary school teacher, and knew nothing about the book trade. A chance conversation in a pub led to the establishment of her first bookshop. Kath is a bit of a science geek and loves cats. Her most frequently read book is ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and her favourite film is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. She drinks espresso and red wine. She is married to Reg.


Sue’s favourite colour is green. Sometimes even her hair is green. She is our second hand book expert, and our posting elf. Always on the go, her energy is admirable, especially when walking her two boisterous dogs. Sue could frequently throw the shop computer and printer out of the window. Her favourite drink isn’t red wine.