The Bright Emporium is a unique space, opening a window for customers into the illustration and children’s book world. Here creative people, families and art enthusiasts can discover new artists, commission bespoke pieces and immerse themselves in a world of discovery.

The Bright Emporium is a fun and creative combined retail outlet, gallery and event space, design studio and licensing agency. The Bright Group is an illustration agency for unique children’s publishing and boutique art licensing artists.

To celebrate all of our artists’ work and share it with the public we opened The Bright Emporium.

Come and visit us!



The Bright Emporium is an easily accessible modern showroom, with innovative fittings and generous lighting for beautiful exhibitions to be hung in.

Our exhibition ‘Where the Story Began’ is up now, showing ten of our published Bright artists and where their ideas came from, influencing their decision to embrace children’s storytelling and illustration as their chosen vocation.

‘Where the Story Began’ is touring this year, starting with the Oxford Literary Festival. Please enquire about hanging it in your own exhibition space or showroom.

The space is also available to hire for exhibitions.

Buy the Books we Recommend

Creating the magic of storytelling is at the heart of what we do. With Storytime Sunday events, book launches and signed copies of our artist’s books available, we want to make books accessible to children (and parents!) to develop a love of reading and inspiration they will carry into later life.

Our Bright Emporium staff are always at hand to recommend and discuss the books and characters with you. From books that inspire messages for first days at nursery, to bedtime reading favourites or just having a golly good giggle! Take a look at the selection of our books on offer

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