Come and explore Christie’s

The Tea room with Gifts, Cards, Books & Internet Access

If you fancy relaxing with a cuppa and delicious home-made cake, are looking for that ideal card and gift, love browsing thousands of books or benefiting from Free WiFi internet access, it’s all here chez Christie’s. The light, welcoming environment and unique atmosphere of calm attracts a wide clientele of varying nationalities, who all enjoy it’s European laid-back charm.

Choose from an array of Teas and Infusions, Coffees such as Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso, or Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate. Maybe a freshly-squeezed Orange Juice or chilled drink is more to your taste?
In summer months you may fancy one of our home-made thirst-quenchers. Over the years we’ve developed a reputation for our delicious English cakes, all baked by T-Anne on the premises.
By popular demand Scones and Rich, Brandied Fruit Cake are always on the menu, alongside a daily variety of other temptations such as Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes, Brioche Bread Pudding and Chocolate Brownies.
Our home-baked cakes may be ordered too – please ask for details.

Free Wi-Fi & Internet Access

At Christie’s you can surf the internet, catch up with emails and social media, print documents, etc. Spacious, independent workstations are situated in a quiet area away from the main shop, each equipped with its own printer and scanner. Economy monthly Internet Passes are also available. Free WiFi internet access allows customers to use smartphones, tablets and laptops throughout the shop.

It’s a proper bookshop!

That’s what so many people say on their first visit, when they see the extent of what we have to offer: a huge range of new and quality used books for sale, all at reasonable prices and with the option to return for credit.  Whether you’re interested in Crime/Thriller or General Fiction, French Interest, War, Biography or Non-Fiction, the perfect read awaits you here Chez Christie’s. There’s also a permanent Bargain Books section, offering a wide choice of non-returnables from only 50 cents each!

Children’s books

Encouraging children to read is a great way to ensure they have the best start in life. We carefully source books to engage and challenge young minds, so that they can reach their potential and have fun at the same time.

Still searching for the right book?

If you can’t find what you are looking for in the shop, do ask Andrew for help. We have several thousand books in reserve – he enjoys being set a challenge… plus our Book Ordering Service means that all bases are covered, so he rarely has to admit defeat! Contact us to find out more.

Where are we?

Christie’s is in the corner of the market square, behind the Mairie in Gençay, a small town between Poitiers and Civray on the D741/D1 in the department of Vienne (86). GPS: 0.40372 (Long), 46.37454 (Lat) whether you have made your home in France, are on holiday in this lovely region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine or just passing through, you can be sure that we’re easy to find and well worth a visit.