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About Us

Moon Lane Education is a well-established community based business that supplies books for schools. It is run by a dedicated team combining years of teaching experience with expert book knowledge. We provide a wide range of books for both classrooms and libraries including topic, information and fiction books. We are most valued for the bespoke advice we provide. Through taking the time to know and understand our customers, we can cater to their specific needs as well as a quick turnaround on books. Working alongside schools we curate topic boxes, classroom book corners and guided reading lists. Celebrating diversity plays a big part in our selection of books which helps schools deliver a diverse and inclusive class room. We are now able to supply books across the whole of the UK and beyond. We are the recommended booksellers of The Literacy Tree team, who provide a thematic, book based approach to teaching in schools. 


Tamara Macfarlane, Owner

Tamara Macfarlane is the owner of the multi award winning Tales on Moon Lane Children’s Bookshop, Moon Lane Children’s Books & Toys, Moon Lane Books, Moon Lane Education and Moon Lane Ink CIC. She has over 15 years’ experience working with children and schools (including as a teacher and literacy coordinator), and combines running the three bookshops with writing children’s books.


She currently has series with Hachette (Hodder)Simon and SchusterTroika Books and Puffin. Tamara has judged many high profile book awards (Costa, British Book Awards, Muslim Young Writers Awards) and has given talks at Bath, Oxford, Sharjah, Chengdu and Hay literary festivals. Whilst setting up Moon Lane Ink CIC in 2017, Tamara was mentored by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Social Ventures. She is part of a diversity steering group for Booktrust, and has contributed to the Booksellers Association’s new diversity guide.


Tamara is currently Chair of the World Book Day Strategic Advisory Group.


Leah Chin, Education Manager

Our lovely education manager has been at Tales On Moon Lane for over ten years, after a long teaching career. Leah is an amazing storyteller and the creative mind behind our stunning window displays. Her favourite books are psychological thrillers and loves all picture book stories and she can give great recommendations for all things educational. Leah has a great passion for books and loves sharing books with her two granddaughters.


Leah has been involved with our annual Children’s Literacy Festival, aiming to inspire a life-long love of reading in conjunction with The Dulwich Picture Gallery, as well as being involved in the annual Shakespeare’s Telling Tales Festival at The Globe.

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