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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 would take
Eve (Graphic novel) - by Una - £14.99
A powerful novel of mothers and daughters, and how we imagine our future, from acclaimed author of Becoming Unbecoming. "This is a disturbing and necessary book for our times, because it leaves us with a question. In Eve, Una describes a society ... more

Play and the City: How to Create Places and Spaces To Help Us Thrive - by Alex Bonham - £14.99
Play is essential, for children but also adults. It's how we relax and revitalise ourselves, build and maintain friendships, try new things, learn and innovate.   Cities have always been sites of play, bringing people together and pushing the ... more

The Librarian: A Memoir - by Allie Morgan - £16.99
The library saved her. Now she wants to save the library.  I'm a librarian. Every day I encounter people. I serve the regulars, the crime enthusiastics, the bookworms, the homeless, the eccentrics, the jobless, the teenagers, the toddlers, th ... more

Bunnyman: A Memoir - by Will Sergeant - £20.00
Growing up in Liverpool in the 1960s and '70s, when skinheads, football violence and fear of just about everything was the natural order of things, a young Will Sergeant found the emerging punk scene provided a shimmer of hope amongst a crumbling cit ... more

Humankind: A Hopeful History - by Rutger Bregman - £9.99
It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief h ... more

Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs - by Jeffrey Boakye, illustrated by Ngadi Smart - £12.99
Music can carry the stories of history like a message in a bottle. Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy... Groundbreaking musicians whose songs have changed the world. But how?  This exhilarating playlist tracks some of the key s ... more

Europe's New York: Downtown Liverpool - by Paddy Wailey-Hammett - £7.99
"These images are very American and fit into the theme of this book. It's great to see the young photographers of Liverpool become involved in projects like this. It is a City close to my heart."(Colin Jones, Grafters) "Paddy Wailey-Hammett is a y ... more

Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack - by Richard Ovenden - £10.99
An unforgettable 3,000-year-old journey - from Mesopotamian clay tablets trying to predict the future, to Tudor book-hunters and Nazi bonfires, and on into the dangers of our increasingly digital existence, Burning the Books shows how the preservatio ... more

Slug - by Hollie McNish - £14.99
"An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight"(Scotsman) "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love"(Kae Tempest) The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobo ... more

Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan - by Howard Sounes - £16.99
An updated edition of Howard Sounes' classic, definitive biography to mark the legendary Bob Dylan's 80th birthday.   Bob Dylan was the first figure in the history of popular music to challenge the domination of the three-minute pop song and ... more

Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood - by Kristin Hersh - £14.95
Doony, Ryder, Wyatt, Bodhi. The names of Kristin Hersh's sons are the only ones included in her new memoir, Seeing Sideways. As the book unfolds and her sons voices rise from its pages, it becomes clear why: these names tell the story of her life.  ... more

All The Places In Between - by John Cei Douglas - £11.99
A silent sequential narrative journey exploring mental health and our sense of self. "There are empty spaces that must be respected, those often long periods when a person can’t see the pictures or find the words and needs to be left alone."(Tov ... more

Key Words: Poems from Lockdown - by Callie Lister and Frank Kennedy (Compilators) - £8.99
Including poems from:  Attila the Stockbroker Elvis McGonagall Henry Normal John Hegley Levi Tafari  and with illustrations by Kat Irvine. "It is a true delight to see that creative spirit abounds through these very difficult t ... more

Daughter of Mine - by Lesley Williams - £6.99
For those who know loss, there is a moment in time for which everything else is either before or after.  Dominique Williams was a creative, kind and exuberant twenty-year-old who lived life to the fullest and craved adventure.  Her sudd ... more

We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers - by Selma Dabbagh (Editor) - £14.99
It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another - that many of the writers are women.  We Wrote in Symbols celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heri ... more

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time - by Craig Brown - £9.99
WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020   A Spectator Book of the Year A Times Book of the Year A Telegraph Book of the Year A Sunday Times Book of the Year   From the award-winning author of Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Marga ... more

The Squire of Knotty Ash and his Lady: An Intimate Biography of Sir Ken Dodd - by Tony Nicholson with Lady Anne Dodd - £17.99
This book, thanks to Ken's wife, Lady Dodd, gives the first ever in-depth account of his astonishing story, and unravels 'the other Ken Dodd' - the fascinating, kind and complicated private man with whom she spent her life. Sir Ken Dodd was a nationa ... more

You're History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music - by Lesley Chow - £10.99
From Kate Bush to Nicki Minaj, from Janet Jackson to TLC and Taylor Swift, pop's greatest female pioneers are simply strange: smashing notions of taste and decorum, and replacing them with new ideals of pleasure.  Instead of rehashing biographie ... more

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend - by Tracey Thorn - £16.99
In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey's music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a ... more

The Whole Picture: The Colonial Story of the Art in Our Museums & Why We Need to Talk About It - by Alice Procter - £9.99
Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to 'decolonize' our galleries? Must Rhodes fall?  How to deal with the colonial history of art in museums and monuments in the public realm is a thorny issue that we are only ... more

Golem Girl: A Memoir - by Riva Lehrer - £20.00
***WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD***  In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents ... more

The Velvet Mafia: The Gay Men Who Ran the Swinging Sixties - by Darryl W. Bullock - £20.00
In the fifties and sixties, in the period leading up to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and the founding of the Gay Liberation movement, a group of gay men behind the scenes of rock'n'roll was changing pop, politics and society for goo ... more

Tips from a Publisher: A Guide to Writing, Editing, Submitting and Publishing Your Book - by Scott Pack - £12.99
From a handy introduction to how the publishing world works, and how authors fit into it, to practical tips on writing your book, strategies for editing and re-writing, and an indispensable guide to creating the perfect submission, Tips from a Publis ... more

Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas - by Gerry Smyth, illustrated by Jonny Hannah - £14.99
From the earliest of voyages seafarers have sung, be they homeward bound or rolling in a merciless sea to an unknown horizon. The shouts and cries of these sailors’ shanties provided a musical rhythm to their work and such ‘concerted’ efforts i ... more

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem - by Amanda Gorman - £9.99
Amanda Gorman's powerful and historic poem "The Hill We Climb," read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.   On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry ... more

Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History - by Lauren Marino - £14.99
A boldly illustrated celebration of literary history's most revolutionary, talented women writers.  Women have written some of our most extraordinary literary works while living in societies and cultures that tried to silence them. These women da ... more

Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures - by Mark Fisher - £12.99
Edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, this collection of lecture notes and transcriptions reveals acclaimed writer and blogger Mark Fisher in his element - the classroom - outlining a project that Fisher's death left so bittersweetly unf ... more

No, Love Is Not Dead: An Anthology of Love Poetry from Around the World - by Chris McCabe (Editor) - £16.99
A powerful new anthology depicting how love over the past two-and-a-half millennia has found its expression in the words of the world's greatest poets. No, Love Is Not Dead is a timely affirmation of the great linguistic diversity of poetry and its a ... more

A Hidden History: The Irish Language in Liverpool/An Ghaeilge i Learpholl - by Tony Birtill - £9.00
Local teacher, journalist and Irish language enthusiast, Tony Birtill, tells the fascinating history of the Irish language in Liverpool over the past 200 years and examines the Irish language vocabulary and speech patterns still in use in present day ... more

Teaching in the Online Classroom: Surviving and Thriving in the New Normal - by Doug Lemov - £15.99
A timely guide to online teaching strategies from bestselling author Doug Lemov and the Teach Like a Champion team.  School closures in response to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic resulted in an immediate and universal pivot to online teaching. ... more

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 - by Dorian Lynskey - £9.99
Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020   George Orwell's 1984 has become a defining narrative of the modern world. Its cultural influence can be observed in so ... more

The Tao of Bowie: 10 Lessons from David Bowie - by Mark Edwards - £10.99
What would David Bowie do?  When life gets tough, who can we turn to for help? Who will help us find happiness, meaning and purpose? The Tao of Bowie suggests that we turn to David Bowie for guidance – and use his amazing journey through li ... more

While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World - by Ahmed M. Badr - £14.99
A groundbreaking collection of poetry, personal narratives, and art from refugee youth around the world. Foreword by actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller.   Beginning in 2018, Ahmed M. Badr - an Iraqi-American poet and former refugee - ... more

Against Amazon and Other Essays - by Jorge Carrion - £12.99
A history of bookshops, an autobiography of a reader, a travelogue, a love letter-and, most urgently, a manifesto.   Good bookshops are questions without answers. They are places that provoke you intellectually, encode riddles, surprise and offer ... more

How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind - by James O'Brien - £14.99
There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change it.  James O'Brien has built well over a million loyal listeners to his radio show by dissecting the opinions of callers live on air, every day. But winning the argument doesn't necessar ... more

Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books - by Hilary Mantel - £16.99
A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light.  In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wro ... more

The Banksy Colouring Book - by Magnus Frederiksen - £8.99
The Banksy Coloring Book is an original colouring book for all ages. A perfect gift to anyone interested in street art and illustration!   The Banksy Coloring Book is filled with illustrations inspired by the great art of Banksy. It gives a f ... more

The Folk Singers and the Bureau - by Aaron J Leonard - £12.99
Some of the most prominent folk singers of the twentieth century, including Woody Guthrie, 'Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Burl Ives, etc., were also political activists with various associations with the American Communist Party. As a conseq ... more

Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope - by Mike Thomson - £8.99
Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But while the streets above echoed with ... more

Calligraphies of the Desert - by Hassan Massoudy - £10.00
Celebrated master calligrapher Hassan Massoudy carries the desert within him.  Through majestic, sweeping strokes, he depicts its breath-taking beauty and wonder. Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of some of our greatest poe ... more

The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century - by John Higgs - £9.99
‘The future hasn’t happened yet. The idea that our civilisation is doomed is not established fact. It is a story we tell ourselves.’   In the 1980s, we gave up on the future. When we look ahead now, we imagine economic collapse, environmenta ... more

Home Body - by rupi kaur - £12.99
From the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.   rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a refl ... more

Staying Human: New Poems for Staying Alive - by Neil Astley (Editor) - £12.99
Staying Human is the sequel to the Staying Alive trilogy of anthologies which have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. This fourth Bloodaxe world poetry anthology offers poetry lovers an even broader, international selec ... more

Poor - by Caleb Femi - £9.99
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR  What is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it ... more

A Stray Dog, Following - by Greg Quiery - £8.00
Greg Quiery’s collection of recent work is a miscellany of story-telling, observation and humour.  This collection of poetry springs primarily from Greg Quiery’s experience of life in Liverpool, where he has lived since coming to Britain ... more

Sapiens: A Graphic History - The Birth of Humankind - by Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen and David Casanave - £18.99
The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's global phenomenon and smash Sunday Times #1 bestseller, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations and a beautiful package - the perfect gift for the curious beings in your life.   ... more

I Wanna Be Yours - by John Cooper Clarke - £20.00
This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as its inimitable subject himself. This book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation. John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV ... more

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £9.99
Interviews with women on the frontline of music, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.   Writer and critic Amy Raphael has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including Courtney Love, Patti Smi ... more

Letters from Tove - by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death - £12.99
Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2021 - by Various poets - £9.99
The annual Forward Book of Poetry brings news from the frontlines of the contemporary poetry boom.  The judges of the Forward Prizes, described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the most coveted awards in British poetry', have chosen the best work from ... more

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee - by Casey Cep - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 CWA ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YE ... more

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