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12 01, 2018

Our Indie Bookshop In The News!

2018-01-12T16:11:58+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

We've been quoted in The Bookseller! Check out the third and final column, you'll see a quote from our very own owner, Antonia. Thanks for making 2017 a wonderful year for independence. Here's to another great year for books, stories, and Indies! See the full piece in PDF format here: Indie Xmas 2017

2 12, 2017

Book Of The Week: Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

2017-12-02T12:56:22+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem (And Other Great Internet Search Histories of The Past) by Dale Shaw   Have you ever wondered what Karl Marx, Mary and Joseph, Pablo Picasso or Boudica would have, if they could have, typed into Google? Are you curious about Cinderella's search history (Do I have PTSD?), God's (Best size [...]

25 11, 2017

Book of The Week: Santa Claude

2017-11-25T11:57:08+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Santa Claude by Alex T Smith   Claude, a portly and beloved family dog, is left alone on Christmas Eve while his owners go to a fancy party, to return at midnight. While all falls silent, Claude realises an intruder has broken in, and in a flurry manages to handcuff them to an armchair. Except [...]

25 11, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #6 • Never Let Me Go

2017-11-25T11:41:07+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a rare discovery because when it haunts you, you welcome it. The story revolves around the short and entwined lives of Ruth, Tommy, and Kathy; the last of whom explains everything from her perspective - from early childhood to the age of thirty. Kathy is a carer, [...]

24 11, 2017

Elves at The Bookshop!

2017-11-24T09:52:45+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Winter is here, and so are Santa's elves!   This festive season in The Book Shop, we've become an adoption center for some super special scout elves! If you've never had an Elf on your Shelf, it's high time you got acquainted. You can dress them up, pose them about and make a home for [...]

18 11, 2017

Book of The Week: Uglies

2017-11-18T10:33:57+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld   Tally's life doesn't begin, in her opinion, until she turns sixteen. When she turns sixteen, she will undergo a mandatory, life-changing series of brutal operations, and be spat out the other side of it fully transformed from an Ugly to a Pretty. Pretties live glorious lives of celebrity, luxury... and [...]

11 11, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #5 • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

2017-11-12T18:08:03+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Kids, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse belongs to a new breed of children’s book. Its seamless double-act of words and art by Chris Riddell is an indication of the depth in storytelling that it offers readers; each page is rich with the story's magic, and that’s captivating. While turning the purple-tipped pages of [...]

4 11, 2017

Book of The Week: Get Me The Urgent Biscuits

2017-11-03T15:56:53+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: News, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Get Me The Urgent Biscuits by Sweetpea Slight   This is the story of how Jane became Sweetpea. Swept up at age 18 by the whirlwind world of theatre, a glorious cacophony propelled by people larger than life and more eccentric than the characters on stage, Sweetpea recounts the true story of how she met [...]