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17 03, 2018

Book of The Week: The Idiot Brain

2018-03-17T11:14:50+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett Ever walked into a room and immediately forgotten why you were headed in there at all? Wondered why our own bodies inflict motion sickness or unnerving nightmares on us? The answers are in this book - and they're a little ridiculous. Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist who shares his [...]

24 02, 2018

Book of The Week: The Trouble With Women

2018-02-24T12:59:20+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: Staff Picks|Tags: , |

The Trouble With Women by Jacky Fleming This book is a hilarious, thought-out satire from cover to cover. It drips in sarcasm framed as the only explanations for historical occurrences we may, (or may not), be fully acquainted with. Where were women at the dawn of recorded history? Perhaps they had not been invented yet. [...]

17 02, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club

2018-02-17T13:44:15+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

In a world of magic, mystery and exploration a baby girl is rescued from the frigid wastes of the Arctic by the famous, and slightly odd, explorer: Felix Pearl.  Felix gave his new daughter his last name, but asked the fairies to give her a first name.  The fairies gave her two: Stella Starflake, and [...]

10 02, 2018

Book of The Week: The Bell Jar

2018-02-10T11:32:40+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath   Esther lives in New York. She works as a writer and socialises with the most elite circles a woman can hope to. Her life seems like something she ought to be proud of and content with, until you walk a mile in her shoes. Everywhere Esther turns she [...]

3 02, 2018

Book of The Week: The Wrath & The Dawn

2018-02-03T12:00:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

  The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh Shahrzad's best friend is the latest victim of Khorasan's sombre young ruler, Khalid. Every day, without explanation, he takes a wife and by sunrise the next morning, she is hanged. Shahrzad wants to break that cycle, and kill Khalid. She volunteers herself, and with her wits [...]

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 [...]