Hi, I'm Katie and I started The Story Pot in August 2015. I have always loved children's books and I saw a need for one business that sells only the best books on the market - those with beautiful illustrations and inspiring stories. I had also met some amazing people that I knew were looking for an opportunity to join a business where they could sell products that they felt passionate about. And so The Story Pot was born. As well as running the business I also home educate, and I kept on seeing books that I knew would be a perfect fit our education journey. So in March 2016 I added 'The Story Pot Educators' which includes a range of mainly non-fiction books aimed at all types of educators.
At The Story Pot we believe that children have a right to access inspiring and beautiful books covering a wide range of interests. We value well written stories that encourage imagination and freedom of thought, illustrations that excite the artist within and non-fiction books that inspire a child to think further and deeper.
We source our books from a range of publishers, and aim to include the newest and finest children’s books available on the market. Where possible we include books that challenge all stereotypes. We reuse and recycle packaging where ever possible, and use only paper or biodegradable carrier bags. We support women working in developing countries through the charity organisation KIVA by giving a percentage of our sales in loans through the charity.
We aim to provide our Story Pot Booksellers with everything they need to run successful businesses, including online support groups, regular training and a range of resources. We include our team in decisions about which books we offer and what materials and training are needed and we greatly value all feedback.