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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
May Day - by Jackie Kay - £10.99
May Day is the long-awaited new poetry collection from one of our best-loved poets and former Makar of Scotland, Jackie Kay.  These poems cast an eye over several decades of political activism, from the international solidarity of the Glasgow ... more

The Craftivist Collective Handbook - by Sarah P Corbett - £22.00
If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, can we make our activism more beautiful, kind and fair?   ‘Gentle Protest’ is a unique methodology of strategic, compassionate and visually intriguing activism using handicrafts as a t ... more

Lobster: And Other Things I’m Learning to Love - by Hollie McNish - £18.99
A brand-new collection from the award-winning poet, the companion piece to the Sunday Times bestselling Slug  ‘Funny, so smart and refreshingly honest‘ SARAH MILLICAN  ‘Hollie McNish’s words always sweep me away‘ GIOVANNA FL ... more

A Guest at the Feast - by Colm Toibin - £10.99
A Guest at the Feast uncovers the places where politics and poetics meet, where life and fiction overlap, where one can be inside writing and also outside of it.  From the melancholy and amusement within the work of the writer John McGahern t ... more

WHAT - by John Cooper Clarke - £16.99
'Nothing short of dazzling' – Alex Turner 'A big-hearted poet of boundless humour and unmistakable style' – Kit Fan, Guardian   Dr John Cooper Clarke's dazzling, scabrous voice has reverberated through pop culture for decades, his influence o ... more

The Invisible Painting: My Memoir of Leonora Carrington - by Gabriel Weisz Carrington - £12.99
Since her death in 2011, the legendary Surrealist Leonora Carrington has been reconstructed and reinvented many times over. In this book, Gabriel Weisz Carrington draws on remembered conversations and events to demythologise his mother, revealing the ... more

Queer Blues: The Hidden Figures of Early Blues Music - by Darryl W Bullock - £20.00
From the very beginning, the blues has had a close connection with the LGBTQ community. There is a long and decorated history of so-called ‘dirty blues’ songs, stretching back beyond the earliest attempts to capture the blues on record. The 1920s ... more

The Point of the Needle: Why Sewing Matters - by Barbara Burman - £15.95
Tens of millions of people sew for necessity or pleasure every day, yet the craft is surprisingly under-appreciated. The Point of the Needle redresses the balance: this is a book that argues for sewing’s place in our lives. It celebrates not only s ... more

Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius - by Nick Hornby - £9.99
'A joyful examination of two artists from different centuries and the unlikely parallels in their life and work' Guardian  'An ardent fan letter from Hornby that makes you want to reread Great Expectations whilst listening to Sign o'the Times ... more

The Orange and Other Poems - by Wendy Cope - £8.99
The Orange provides the perfect introduction to Wendy Cope, one of Britain’s wittiest, best-selling and best-loved poets.  My heart has made its mind up And I’m afraid it’s you.   A glorious selection of Wendy Cope’s most be ... more

Liberated: The Radical Art and Life of Claude Cahun - by Kaz Rowe - £16.99
Courageous Surrealist artist Claude Cahun championed freedom at every turn, from rejecting gender norms and finding queer love to risking death to sabotage the Nazis.  At the turn of the twentieth century in Nantes, France, Lucy Schwob met Su ... more

Hand in Hand with Love: An Anthology of Queer Classic Poetry - by Simon Avery (Editor) - £10.99
Hand in Hand with Love is a celebration of queer voices throughout the ages. Spanning from Sappho and the Ancient Greeks to Edna St. Vincent Millay and the modernists, this luminous anthology champions and redefines the spectrum of queer poetry.  ... more

Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems - by Brian Bilston - £12.99
A brilliant way to brighten each day. In this playful, innovative collection, Brian Bilston writes a poem to accompany every day of the year.   Each poem is inspired by a significant – often curious – event associated with that day: from Open ... more

Don't Stop the Music: A Year of Pop History, One Day at a Time - by Justin Lewis - £16.99
‘A brilliant musical almanac, compiled by an engaging writer whose musical knowledge is not just detailed but wide-ranging and generous.’ Jonathan Coe   With entries for every day of the year, ranging from mini-essays to pithy and engaging ... more

Bi+ Lines: An Anthology of Contemporary Bi+ Poetry - by Helen Bowell - £9.99
The first-ever anthology of poems written by those who identify under the bi+ umbrella, Bi+ Lines is an engrossing, exciting, and often moving title gathering bi+ poets from across the globe.  Edited by award winning poet Helen Bowell, the an ... more

Remember to Dream! 100 Artists, 100 Notes - by Hans Ulrich Obrist - £14.95
Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, brings his curating expertise to the Instagram feeds of 380,000 followers, in an endeavour to revive the art of handwriting from within an ever-advancing digital age. Th ... more

B-side: A Flipsided History of Pop - by Andy Cowan - £17.99
A quickfire A-Z of 500+ flips, B-Side shows the format’s covert role in revolutionising pop. By Andy Cowan. Cover and spot illustrations by Kid Acne.  Pop music would be a different beast without the B-Side. Music history is riven with ... more

A Darker Electricity: The Origins of the Spiral Tribe Sound System - by Mark Angelo Harrison - £14.99
Written by Spiral Tribe’s co-founder and visual artist, Mark Angelo Harrison, A Darker Electricity charts the infamous sound system’s nomadic journey and the rapid escalation of their popularity – and notoriety.   From small squat-scene part ... more

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

Time is a Mother - by Ocean Vuong - £12.00
Discover the Sunday Times bestselling collection from the TikTok sensation and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.  'One of the most important poets of his generation' ANDREW MCMILLAN, author of Physical   'Powerful' DUA LIPA ... 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

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