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23 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Oi Cat!

2017-09-23T10:33:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Oi Cat is the Independent Booksellers Children's Book Of The Season! This children's picture book is ridiculous in the very best way. A hilarious and totally silly story about animals and on what/whom they should sit depending on what rhymes with their species - you'll find alpacas on cream crackers and armadillos on soft pillows, [...]

16 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #1 • The Hate U Give

2017-09-16T12:59:56+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to our new column! In SKETCHY REVIEWS, we will be reviewing and celebrating some of our favorite books - giving you a treat for the mind and the eye, with our signature "only-a-little-nonsense" approach. Without further ado...   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas gave me, conversely, zero hate. What it did give [...]

16 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Thornhill

2017-09-16T10:19:37+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Thornhill by Pam Smy   When people tell stories, do they always tell them to their fullest extent? Pam Smy does. Thornhill is a beautiful, frightening, and mesmerizing Children's Book - and not only does it include delicate and atmospheric illustrations, but the entire story is told through them. Narrated by entries found in a [...]

9 09, 2017

Book of The Week: This is Going to Hurt

2017-09-09T11:59:30+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: News, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay   Doctors see more in a day than most of us see in our lifetimes. They are also apparently funny, feeling, and incredibly dedicated. Well, they rather have to be, given how appallingly they are treated by politicians (always) and patients (more often than fair). Junior Doctors [...]

3 08, 2017

Book of the Week: Best Laid Plans

2017-08-17T09:33:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette Normal secondary school English teachers simply don't get arrested for trying to solicit prostitutes on behalf of their autistic, and sexually challenged sons.  But, as the single mother of an autistic young man, Lucy has a whole new definition for normal.  Heartrending, hilarious and raunchy, Best Laid Plans is [...]

27 07, 2017

Book of the Week: Miss Jane

2017-07-27T15:10:16+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Miss Jane by Brad Watson I've not come across Brad Watson before and was delighted with this read. Set within a powerful evocation of farming and the sheer toughness of the rural life in early 20th century America, it is a tale of family, friendships and kindnesses. It is beautifully written through the eyes of [...]

12 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The One-in-a-Million Boy

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood 104 year old Ona Vitkus never expected to open her heart or share her story with the particular young boy who feeds her birds. Ona knows something is wrong when the boy doesn't show up one week, and his taciturn and estranged father, Quinn, takes his place. In a [...]

3 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The Wangs vs. The World

2017-07-13T10:29:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News|Tags: |

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang With quintessentially American confidence, wildly successful immigrant Charles Wang over-leverages his grander dreams and loses everything. So begins a hilarious family road trip across the US to gather his daughters and son and take them “home” to China. Meanwhile, his wife and children have other plans and [...]

16 06, 2017

Our Independent Bookshop Week Celebrations!

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: News|

In celebration of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW), we at The Bookshop would like to welcome all and any to join us in our week of events! Kicking off on Saturday the 24th of June, we will be hosting a family game day with slots for children 4+ and 8+ to dive in and engage in [...]