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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 38 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater
    Death of a Bookseller - by Alice Slater

    £9.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781529385373 | ISBN 10: 1529385377

    THE MOST ANTICIPATED DEBUT THRILLER OF 2023, WHICH WILL MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL AND YOUR HEART POUND.  ‘A confident, sassy, pitch-black debut’ CAROLINE KEPNES ‘Your new obsession’ ERIN KELLY ‘Savage, witty and all-consuming’ ABIGAIL DEAN ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half-Life Of A Stolen Sister by Rachel Cantor
    Half-Life Of A Stolen Sister - by Rachel Cantor

    £16.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781641296014 | ISBN 10: 1641296011

    Reimagines the lives of the Brontë siblings—Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and brother Branwell—from their precocious childhoods, to the writing of their great novels, to their early deaths.  A form-shattering novel by an author praised as “l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-reum, translated by Shanna Tan
    Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop - by Hwang Bo-reum, translated by Shanna Tan

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526662279 | ISBN 10: 1526662272

    There was only one thing on her mind.  'I must start a bookshop.'  Yeongju did everything she was supposed to, go to university, marry a decent man, get a respectable job. Then it all fell apart. Burned out, Yeongju abandons her old life, qui ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Lover
    The Book Lover's Quiz Book 2: More Quizzes for Book Whizzes - by Gary Wigglesworth

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781472148285 | ISBN 10: 1472148282

    Put your bookworm reputation on the line and prove your literary knowledge with this collection of quizzes for book whizzes.  Book lovers can answer questions by themselves or host a quiz among friends with twenty-four quizzes to keep you gue ... more

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  • Cover image of book Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa
    Days at the Morisaki Bookshop - by Satoshi Yagisawa

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781786583239 | ISBN 10: 1786583232

    Hidden in Jimbocho, Tokyo is a booklover's paradise. On a quiet corner in an old wooden building lies a shop filled with hundreds of second-hand books.   Twenty-five-year-old Takako has never liked reading, although the Morisaki bookshop ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography by Rob Wilkins
    Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography - by Rob Wilkins

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529176902 | ISBN 10: 1529176905

    WINNER OF THE 2023 LOCUS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION WINNER OF THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION   'Always readable, illuminating and honest. It made me miss the real Terry.' - Neil Gaiman   'Sometimes joyful ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Language of Languages by Ngugi Wa Thiong
    The Language of Languages - by Ngugi Wa Thiong

    £13.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781803090719 | ISBN 10: 1803090715

    With clear, conversational prose, this is the first book dedicated entirely to Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s writings on translation.   Through his many critically acclaimed novels, stories, essays, plays, and memoirs, Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai
    The Cat Who Saved Books - by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529081480 | ISBN 10: 1529081483

    Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really?  Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonderful ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Lover
    The Book Lover's Joke Book - by Alex Johnson

    £9.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780712354516 | ISBN 10: 0712354514

    I slipped over in the library this morning. It was the non-friction section.  The Book Lover’s Joke Book is the funniest book about books you’ll ever read. You’ll find jokes about writers, agents, publishers, librarians, grammar, poet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive
    Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive's Tour of the Bookshops of Britain - by Robin Ince

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838957698 | ISBN 10: 1838957693

    ‘A unique, funny picture of Britain... A love letter to bookshops and the vagaries of public transport.’ Richard Osman  Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince’s stadium tour with Professor Brian Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
    The Personal Librarian - by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780593101544 | ISBN 10: 0593101545

    The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick!  Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR! Named a Notable Book of the Year by the Washington Post!  “Historical fiction at its best!”*  A remarka ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Literary Almanac: A Year of Seasonal Reading by Francesca Beauman
    The Literary Almanac: A Year of Seasonal Reading - by Francesca Beauman

    £14.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529412918 | ISBN 10: 1529412919

    Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations.   From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante’s Neapol ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    The Midnight Library - by Matt Haig

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781786892737 | ISBN 10: 1786892731

    Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret.  She feels she has let everyone down, including her ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Lover
    The Book Lover's Quiz Book: Novel Conundrums - by Gary Wigglesworth

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781472145291 | ISBN 10: 1472145291

    This is a literary quiz book with a difference. Rather than basic sets of questions, The Book Lover's Quiz Book mirrors the format of Gary's live quizzes, at the Betsey Trotwood in London and elsewhere. So, there are lots of multiple-choice questions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman
    Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling - by Philip Pullman

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781910989548 | ISBN 10: 1910989541

    In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
    The Starless Sea - by Erin Morgenstern

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784702861 | ISBN 10: 1784702862

    **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**   Are you lost or are you exploring?   When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson
    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein - by Fiona Sampson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781255292 | ISBN 10: 1781255296

    Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World by Henry Hitchings (Editor)
    Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World - by Henry Hitchings (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782272960 | ISBN 10: 1782272968

    A cabinet of curiosities, a time machine, a treasure trove – we love bookshops because they possess a unique kind of magic. In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to reveal their favourite bookshops, each conjuring a s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The All Night Bookshop by David Belbin
    The All Night Bookshop - by David Belbin

    £4.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781907598760 | ISBN 10: 1907598766

    An elusive owner who lives on the top floor but is never seen… customers who turn up after midnight in slippers and dressing gown, driven by an urgent desire for a book about Icelandic myths or pottery… a beautiful and insomniac shop manager who ... more

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  • Cover image of book Economic Science Fictions by William Davies
    Economic Science Fictions - by William Davies

    £24.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781906897680 | ISBN 10: 1906897689

    From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley’s consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English
    The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures - by Charlie English

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008126650 | ISBN 10: 0008126658

    Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
    The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies - by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891044 | ISBN 10: 1786891042

    “A good book, read at the right moment, should leave you uplifted, inspired, energized and eager for more. With so many books to choose from, what’s the point of reading even one more that leaves you cold?”   A quirky popular reference b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance by Patricia Duncker
    Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance - by Patricia Duncker

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408860557 | ISBN 10: 1408860554

    Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Emily by Nuala O
    Miss Emily - by Nuala O'Connor

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910124550 | ISBN 10: 1910124559

    The Dickinson household is saved from domestic chaos with the arrival of Ada Concannon, a "neat little Irish person, fresh off the boat". Amherst in the 1800's is a pastoral environment for the homesick young maid who finds in the gifted middle chil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
    Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241246238 | ISBN 10: 0241246237

    'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers - We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life coul ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
    My Salinger Year - by Joanna Rakoff

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408833971 | ISBN 10: 1408833972

    At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in the plush, wood-panelle ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to be a Heroine: Or, What I
    How to be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much - by Samantha Ellis

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099575566 | ISBN 10: 0099575566

    Cathy Earnshaw or Jane Eyre? Petrova or Posy? Scarlett or Melanie? Lace or Valley of the Dolls? On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Ea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where I
    Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books - by Tim Parks

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781846559037 | ISBN 10: 1846559030

    What do books mean to you? A lively and enjoyable book about books, from bestselling writer Tim Parks.  Should you finish every book you start?  How has your family influenced the way you read?  What is literary style?  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queering the Gothic by William Hughes & Andrew Smith (Editors)
    Queering the Gothic - by William Hughes & Andrew Smith (Editors)

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719086434 | ISBN 10: 0719086434

    Queering the Gothic is the first multi-authored book concerned with the developing interface between Gothic criticism and queer theory. Considering a range of Gothic texts produced between the eighteenth century and the present, the contributors expl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Firmin by Sam Savage
    Firmin - by Sam Savage

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780753823392 | ISBN 10: 075382339x

    Firmin is the runt of a litter of rats born in the basement of Pembroke Books, a ramshakle old bookshop run by the equally shambolic owner, Norman Shine. Forced to compete for food, Firmin ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Thanks to his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book by Edited by Ellen Lupton
    Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book - by Edited by Ellen Lupton

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781568987606 | ISBN 10: 1568987609

    Perhaps you need a full-color catalog for your first exhibition at a local gallery. Maybe you're inspired to publish your grandfather's war diaries, or you're obsessed with documenting every Star Wars action figure ever produced. Indie Publishing pre ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Mysterious Affair of Style by Gilbert Adair
    A Mysterious Affair of Style - by Gilbert Adair

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780571239474 | ISBN 10: 0571239471

    London, 1946: An actress is murdered, not just on camera but in full view of a crowded film set. Only six people had an opportunity to administer the poison yet not one of them had a conceivable motive.Luckily, Evadne Mount, the irrespressible autho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Days of Reading by Marcel Proust
    Days of Reading - by Marcel Proust

    £4.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141036731 | ISBN 10: 0141036737

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriche ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bookaholics
    The Bookaholics' Guide to Book Blogs - by Compiled by Rebecca Gillieron and Catheryn Kilgarrif

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780714531519 | ISBN 10: 0714531510

    Comprehensive guide to the top book bloggers on the internet which asks who are these people, what are they writing about and why? With some book bloggers gaining hundreds of hits a day, this book aims to show all book lovers that these blogs are an ... more

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  • Cover image of book You
    You've GOT to Read This Book! 55 People Tell the Story of the Book That Changed Their Life - by Jack Canfield

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780060891756 | ISBN 10: 0060891750

    There's nothing better than a book you can't put down - or better yet, a book you'll never forget. This book puts the power of transformational reading into your hands. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ultimate Teen Book Guide by Daniel Hahn and Leonie Flynn
    The Ultimate Teen Book Guide - by Daniel Hahn and Leonie Flynn

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780713673302 | ISBN 10: 0713673303

    Stuck for something to read? Whether you're searching for a book to blow your mind and change your life, or a light read for the beach, The Ultimate Teen Book Guide is the perfect place to start.Many of your favourite authors have recommended over 7 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Fahrenheit 451 - by Ray Bradbury

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780006546061 | ISBN 10: 0006546064

    The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin
    The Night Listener - by Armistead Maupin

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780552142403 | ISBN 10: 0552142409

    Gabriel Noone is a writer whose late-night radio stories have brought him into the homes of millions. Noone is in the midst of a painful separation from his lover of ten years, when a publisher sends him the memoir of a 13 year old boy who suffered h ... more

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