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Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
The Iliad - by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson - £30.00
One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2023  The greatest literary landmark of antiquity masterfully rendered by the most celebrated translator of our time.  When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey appeared in 2017—revealing ... more

Love and Let Die: Bond, the Beatles and the British Psyche - by John Higgs - £10.99
‘Smart, analytical and enormously good fun’ Stuart Maconie, Mail on Sunday ‘Ingenious...conjures a whole cultural history of the past six decades’ The Spectator ‘Strikingly insightful... page after page of glorious anecdotes’ The i News ... more

Manchester Unspun: How a City Got High on Music - by Andy Spinoza - £12.99
At the end of the 1970s, Manchester seemed to be sliding into the dustbin of history. Today the city is an international destination for culture and sport, and one of the fastest-growing urban regions in Europe. This book offers a first-hand account ... more

The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth - by John Robb - £14.99
This is the first comprehensive history of goth music and culture. John Robb explores the origins and legacy of this enduring scene, which has its roots in the post-punk era.  Drawing on his own experience as a musician and journalist, Robb c ... more

Good Pop, Bad Pop: An Inventory - by Jarvis Cocker - £12.99
The Sunday Times bestselling hit memoir from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.  What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display?  We all have a random collection of the things that made us - photos, tickets, clothe ... more

Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth - by Natalie Haynes - £20.00
Get ready to meet the goddesses.   In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, The Sunday Times bestselling author of Stone Blind and The New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearso ... more

Christmas Walk: Twelve Poems for Rosy Cheeks (Pamphlet) - by Various authors - £5.95
The antidote to festive stodge and too much television, a Christmas walk has become as traditional as turkey and crackers. Whatever the weather, we don hats, scarves and boots to venture outside. The point is to crunch over snow, stamp through puddle ... more

Underneath The Archers: Nature's Secret Agent on Britain's Longest-Running Drama - by Graham Harvey - £18.99
'As hilarious, charming, eccentric, informative, addictive and delightful as the show itself' STEPHEN FRY   Much-loved radio drama The Archers has been at the heart of British life for over seventy years, and the momentous events and changes o ... more

The Art of Liverpool FC - by Liverpool FC - £20.00
ART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL...  The modern era has brought an explosion of spectacular street-art celebrating all things Liverpool FC – from current stars to club legends and much-loved campaigners – while for years Anfield’s Spion Kop has ... more

Poetry for the Many: An Anthology - by Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey - £16.99
Foreword by MELISSA BENN | Introduction by KARIE MURPHY   Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey collaborated to help achieve the biggest electoral success for socialism in recent British history. The two men share a passionate belief in a fairer, mo ... more

The Lost Album of The Beatles: What if the Beatles Hadn't Split Up? - by Daniel Rachel - £10.99
Daniel Rachel imagines what the next Beatles album might have been like, with painstaking detail and great stories’ – David Hepworth, The Guardian   ‘A fantastical journey through what might have been… Exciting and compelling.’ – C ... more

Let the Light Pour In: Morning Poems - by Lemn Sissay - £12.99
An uplifting poetry collection from the number one bestselling author of My Name Is Why, Lemn Sissay OBE.  THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Li ... more

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright: Much-Loved Poems You Half-Remember - by Ana Sampson - £12.99
Great poetry 'finds its way to the hearts of many, not just the minds of the few', and this delightful collection is the ideal way to browse, remember and enjoy some of poetry's greatest hits.  The new hardback edition of the first poetry ant ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2024 - by Various poets - £9.99
A selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the UK over 2023.   This is poetry for our times.   The Forward Book of Poetry is the indispensable annual guide to contemporary poetry. In bringing together the best new work p ... more

The Occult & Folklore Colouring Book - by Duchess of Lore - £14.99
Discover over 30 intricate artworks to colour in, from the brilliant mind of artist Duchess of Lore.   With subjects inspired by the occult, myth, legend and folklore, readers will find beautiful line drawings of Gaelic goddesses, astrological ... more

Letters from Wales: Memories and Encounters in Literature and Life - by Sam Adams - £20.00
‘This is writing in time and over time; the author’s horizons widen as he goes, his impressions change... What is revealed is the generous deep-rootedness of the author’s cultures.’ – Michael Schmidt  ‘His writing respects writers ... more

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2022 - by Margaret Atwood - £12.99
From cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays -- funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient -- which seek answers to Burning Questions such as:  Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How ... more

Echoes: A Memoir Continued... - by Will Sergeant - £22.00
THE FOLLOW UP MEMOIR TO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, BUNNYMAN   Scenic Wye Valley isn’t the typical place for a rock story to begin, but when Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut album, Crocodiles, it was anything ... more

Do You Believe in the Power of Rock & Roll? Forty Years of Music Writing from the Frontline - by John Robb - £14.99
Do You Believe in the Power of Rock & Roll? is a history of alternative rock from John Robb, with the music still ringing in his ears. This collection follows John’s journey from the late 1970s, when he was first caught up in punk’s high-octa ... more

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds (10th Anniversary Edition) - by John Higgs - £23.00
'The best non-fiction book I've ever read. It's magical. Stunning' Dan Schreiber, No Such Thing As a Fish 'A pop biography for people who don't read pop biographies' Dorian Lynskey, Guardian 'Brilliant, discursive and wise' Ben Goldacre 'Utt ... more

We Peaked at Paper: An Oral History of British Zines - by Gavin Hogg and Hamish Ironside - £20.00
The definitive guide to the wonderful world of zines.   Increasingly, as we come to terms with what a cesspit the internet really is, there has been a revival of interest in various artefacts once thought obsolete: vinyl records, analog ... more

Why Sinead O'Connor Matters - by Allyson McCabe - £21.99
A stirring defense of Sinéad O’Connor’s music and activism, and an indictment of the culture that cancelled her.  In 1990, Sinéad O’Connor’s video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” turned her into a superstar. Two years later, an appea ... more

The Language of Languages - by Ngugi Wa Thiong - £13.99
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

More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry - by Kayo Chingonyi (Editor) - £10.99
A scorching anthology of Black British poetry, edited by the award-winning acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi and following in the footsteps of the 1998 seminal collection The Fire People.  A SUNDAY TIMES BEST POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR  In t ... more

The Fire People: A Collection of British Black and Asian Poetry - by Lemn Sissay (Editor) - £10.99
This seminal collection of Black British poets ignited a movement when it was first published in 1998. It celebrated the rising stars of the time, many of whom have since become established names.  Inspired and influenced by roots, reggae and hip ... more

Culture - by Terry Eagleton - £10.99
One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture’s value.  Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is ... more

No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer - by Soph Galustian - £16.99
No Worries If Not is a funny, relatable coming-of-age story, that explores Soph Galustian’s experiences of poverty, queerness, mental health, grief and community. She recounts her life from childhood, to teens, into adulthood through a mixture of s ... more

Faith, Hope and Carnage - by Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan - £10.99
A meditation on faith, art, music, grief and much more - from cultural icon and bestselling author Nick Cave.  A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.  Created from more than forty hour ... more

Written: How to Keep Writing and Build a Habit That Lasts - by Bec Evans and Chris Smith - £16.99
'What a lovely, friendly book. Made me feel cheerful, buoyant, less alone and keen to get on with my writing. Highly recommended.' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of Write It All Down  'If you want to go from "writing" to "written", then you need ... more

Divine Blue Light (For John Coltrane) - by Will Alexander - £12.99
From Will Alexander, finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, a new collection of poems from the intersection between surrealism and afro-futurism, where Césaire meets Sun Ra. Divine Blue Light further affirms Alexander’s status as one of t ... more

Woody Guthrie: A Life - by Joe Klein - £14.99
‘A really great book.’ Bruce Springsteen  With a foreword by Billy Bragg.   Few artists have captured the American experience of their time as wholly as folk legend Woody Guthrie. Singer, songwriter and political activist, Guthrie ... more

The Stasi Poetry Circle: The Creative Writing Class that Tried to Win the Cold War - by Philip Oltermann - £9.99
The extraordinary true story of the Stasi’s poetry club: Stasiland and The Lives of Others crossed with Dead Poets Society.   Berlin, 1982. Morale is at rock bottom in East Germany as the spectre of an all-out nuclear war looms. The Ministry ... more

Why Dance Matters - by Mindy Aloff - £15.00
A passionate and moving tribute to the captivating power of dance, not just as an art form but as a language that transcends barriers.  “[A] smart, bracing book of reflection, analysis, memoir and history.”—Willard Spiegelman, Wall Str ... more

No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy: Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader - by Mark Hodkinson - £10.99
This love letter to reading is a philosophical take on why we read and collect books, told through a working-class lens.  Mark Hodkinson grew up among the terrace houses of Rochdale in a house with just one book. His dad kept it on top of a wardr ... more

Portable Magic: A History of Books and their Readers - by Emma Smith - £10.99
'A fascinating journey into our relationship with the physical book...I lost count of the times I exclaimed with delight when I read a nugget of information I hadn't encountered before' Val McDermid, The Times  Most of what we say about books is ... more

Queer Life, Queer Love: The Second Anthology - by Matt Bates, Julie Bell, Sarah and Kate Beal (Editors) - £9.99
Queer Life, Queer Love celebrates the best new queer writing from around the world, by both new and established writers and features voices across all narrative forms. The new book includes 44 stories, poems, essays and flash-fiction. This is writing ... more

Otter: Accordion Book No 2 (Fold-Out Book) - by Jackie Morris - £12.99
An Accordion Book doesn't open, it unfolds. One side is filled with beautiful watercolour images of an animal: sometimes in motion, sometimes at rest. The other is filled with text - poems, descriptions, invocations - inspired by the same animal.&nbs ... more

Fox: Accordion Book No 1 (Fold-Out Book) - by Jackie Morris - £12.99
An Accordion Book doesn't open, it unfolds. One side is filled with beautiful watercolour images of an animal: sometimes in motion, sometimes at rest. The other is filled with text - poems, descriptions, invocations - inspired by the same animal.&nbs ... more

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction - by Neil Gaiman - £18.99
A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James.  With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to t ... more

The Book Of Desire - by Meena Kandasamy - £14.99
‘One of literature’s most fiery and unclassifiable polemicists.’ —The Guardian  The Book Of Desire is the award-winning (Women’s Prize-shortlisted) writer Meena Kandasamy’s luminous translation of the Kāmattu-p-pāl, a 2000-year- ... more

Radical Sewing: Pattern-free, Sustainable Fashion for All Bodies - by Kate Weiss - £14.99
Radical Sewing is a guide for learning how to make your own clothes. Kate introduces you to the basics and best practices of garment sewing for yourself at home, as well as advice and info on things you wouldn’t even know to ask about sewing. Topic ... more

The Home Child - by Liz Berry - £14.99
Inspired by a true story, a beautiful novel-in-verse about a child far from home. From award-winning poet Liz Berry.  'A profound act of witness to a long injustice, and a beautifully crafted conjuring of a life lived as truly as possible' Gu ... more

Black Women Writers at Work - by Claudia Tate (Editor) - £19.99
“Black women writers and critics are acting on the old adage that one must speak for oneself if one wishes to be heard.” — Claudia Tate, from the introduction  Long out of print, Black Women Writers at Work is a vital contribution to Bl ... more

Pessimism is for Lightweights: 30 Pieces of Courage and Resistance - by Salena Godden - £13.99
One of the very first publications to come off the Rough Trade Books press, Pessimism is for Lightweights began life as thirteen pieces of courage and resistance from the pen of the one and only Salena Godden. These are poems written for the women’ ... more

The Advantages of Nearly Dying - by Michael Rosen - £8.99
Michael Rosen was dangerously ill from COVID at the beginning of 2020 and as doctors told him, if he hadn’t received treatment, he would have ‘gone’.  While he was in hospital, 42% of the patients on his intensive care ward died. He spent ... more

How to Enjoy Art: A Guide for Everyone - by Ben Street - £9.99
How to Enjoy Art: A Guide for Everyone provides the tools to understand and enjoy works of art.   Debunking the pervasive idea that specialist knowledge is required to understand and appreciate art, instead How to Enjoy Art focuses on experie ... more

you are your own fairy tale - by Amanda Lovelace - £16.99
Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and bestselling author amanda lovelace presents the you are your own fairy tale series bound collection— a beautiful and empowering trilogy that proves the only thing needed for a happily ever after is yourself. ... more

Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush - by Tom Doyle - £20.00
A Times Book of the Year An Uncut Magazine Book of the Year A Waterstones Music Book of the Year A Virgin Radio Book of the Year A Louder Book of the Year   'Probably the best Bush book to date.' - Record Collector   Kate Bush: the ... more

The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language - by Keith Kahn-Harris - £10.99
"Quite simply, and quite ridiculously, one of the funniest and most illuminating books I have ever read. I thought I was obsessive, but Keith Kahn-Harris is playing a very different sport. He really has discovered the whole world in an egg."(Simon Ga ... more

Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me from Success - by Miki Berenyi - £22.00
Rough Trade Book of the Year Resident Book of the Year A Rolling Stone Book of the Year A Mojo Book of the Year A Sunday Times Book of the Year   Formed in 1988, Lush were part of the London gig scene during one of the most vibrant ... more

Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency - by Chen Chen - £12.99
What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue? In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his exploration of family, both blood and chosen, examining what ... more

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