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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
The Bookseller's Tale - by Martin Latham - £9.99
A SPECTATOR AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020   'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.'   This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2022 - by Various poets - £9.99
The Forward Book of Poetry is the indispensable annual guide to contemporary poetry. In bringing together the best new work published in the UK and Ireland, as chosen by the jury of the annual Forward Prizes, this anthology offers an overview of the ... more

I Wanna Be Yours - by John Cooper Clarke - £9.99
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

Notes from an Island - by Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietila - £12.99
We dreamed about what our new cabin would look like. The room would have four windows, one in each wall. Towards the south-east we’d need to see the big storms that rage right across the island, on the east we’d see the moon’s reflection in the ... more

Nina Simone's Gum - by Warren Ellis - £20.00
From award-winning musician and composer Warren Ellis comes the unexpected and inspiring story of a piece of chewing gum. Featuring an introduction from Nick Cave. "Warren has turned this memento, snatched from his idol’s piano in a moment of ... more

All The Names Given - by Raymond Antrobus - £10.99
From the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019   Raymond Antrobus’s astonishing debut collection, The Perseverance, won both Rathbone Folio Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, amongst many other accolades; the poet’s much anticipated ... more

The Sun Isn't Out Long Enough - by Tatevik Sargsyan (Editor) - £10.00
The Sun isn't Out Long Enough is an anthology about queer experiences across borders and other stories told with no shame.  Edited by Tatevik Sargsyan, with a foreword by Mary Jean Chan and an afterword by Kazim Ali.  Through poetry and prose ... more

Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life - by John O'Connell - £9.99
'What is your idea of perfect happiness?' 'Reading.' 'What is the quality you most like in a man?' 'The ability to return books.'  Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a ... more

Why Marianne Faithfull Matters - by Tanya Pearson - £9.99
First as a doe-eyed ingénue with ‘As Tears Go By’, then as a gravel-voiced phoenix rising from the ashes of the 1960s with a landmark punk album, Broken English, and finally as a genre-less icon, Marianne Faithfull carved her name into the histo ... more

Punk Women: 40 Years of Musicians Who Built Punk Rock - by David A. Ensminger (Editor) - £14.99
Interviews with and photos of canonical rockers.  In this far-reaching anthology, David Ensminger delves underground to explore the oft overlooked community of badass women who shaped the punk scene.  There is a common thread of women be ... more

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

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