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30 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Sing, Unburied, Sing

2018-06-30T10:22:03+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward This book is set in the American Deep South. Looking at the contemporary underbelly of American society it addresses race, prejudice, poverty. This is beautifully written with wonderful dialogue and almost painterly descriptions of landscapes and sensory experiences such as smell and taste. Though shocking and awful, it feels [...]

23 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Lincoln in The Bardo

2018-06-23T11:57:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders   This story takes place over one night. President Lincoln, irreconcilably grieving the loss of his young son, visits the cemetery which is full of restless souls in the state of transition described by Buddhists as the Bardo. All are struggling with accepting the fact of death, and [...]

9 06, 2018

BOTW: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

2018-06-09T11:58:23+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Things you Can See Only When you Slow Down by Haemin Sunim Described as "essential truths, beautifully expressed", this Sunday Times Bestseller is a manual to peace and relaxation by a Buddhist monk. Sunim's wisdom encompasses advice on love, friendships, self-care and how to engage with the busy world around us. These teachings are [...]

5 05, 2018

Book Of The Week: How I Live Now

2018-05-05T12:44:58+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

How I Live Now by Reg Rosoff   This Guardian Fiction Prizewinner book centers around fifteen-year-old Daisy, sent to live with estranged cousins in the countryside for the summer. Finding love and herself, Daisy's life is thrown into turmoil when the country is hit by the effects of war that leave even the furthest reaches [...]

28 04, 2018

Book of The Week: Self-Care for The Real World

2018-04-28T11:27:42+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Self-Care for The Real World by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips   Containing delicious recipes, physical exercises, and important lessons, Self-Care for The Real World is a beautiful guide to looking after oneself in the context of modern life and all its accompanying pressures. Teaching us little by little techniques to calm, collect, and [...]

6 04, 2018

Book of The Week: Phoebe And Her Unicorn

2018-04-06T17:08:51+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Fairytale as old as time... or is it? When Phoebe bumps into Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, a real-life unicorn, an unorthodox and hilarious friendship is born. Marigold is not the gentle, endearing creature you might imagine, but self-absorbed and occasionally air-headed, much to Phoebe's chagrin as she must juggle the trials of childhood with the extra [...]

31 03, 2018

Book of The Week: The God of Small Things

2018-03-31T11:58:56+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy As Roy's first work of fiction, this story is strikingly beautiful and masterfully told. Set in India and following the childhood memories of a pair of twins, Rahel and Estha, while the world around them moves to unrest and their personal lives develop. The book is profoundly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]