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Chivalry - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Colleen Doran - £14.99
From the award-winning creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran comes a stunning new graphic novel.  An elderly widow buys what turns out to be the Holy Grail from a second-hand shop, setting her off on an epic adventure with a knight who bring ... more

We're All In It Together: Poems For A DisUnited Kingdom - by Michael Stewart - £12.99
We're All In It Together is an anthology of new poetry that explores the state of the nation. What does it mean, post-empire, post-Brexit, to be British? How is national identity complicated by notions of class, race, gender and individualism?  I ... more

William Blake vs the World - by John Higgs - £10.99
Poet, artist, visionary and author of the unofficial English national anthem ‘Jerusalem’, William Blake is an archetypal misunderstood genius. His life passed without recognition and he worked without reward, mocked, dismissed and misinterpreted. ... more

Earth Color: An Eight Week Course for Nature-Connection - by Emma Burleigh - £12.99
Have you ever wanted to dip your paintbrush into the fiery hues of a perfect sunset? Do faces leap out of tree trunks as you pass them by? The world around us is alive in so many ways — you just need to know where to look.  Earth Color unve ... more

100 Queer Poems: An Anthology - by Andrew McMillan and Mary Jean Chan - £12.99
Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan's luminous anthology, 100 Queer Poems, is a celebration of thrilling contemporary voices and visionary poets of the past. Featuring Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Ocean Vuong, Carol Ann Duffy, Kae Tempest and ma ... more

Wild Imperfections: A Womanist Anthology of Poems - by Natalia Molebatsi (Editor) - £14.99
Featuring the work of Black women poets from Botswana to Brazil, in this collection, we encounter ancestors who made love, just for the sake of love, and women who die with each orgasm while attempting to mark the extent of their own humanities. This ... more

Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism - by Barnabas Calder - £10.99
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR  Beginning in a tiny hermitage on the remote north Scottish coast, and ending up backstage at the National Theatre, Raw Concrete embarks on a wide-ranging journey through Britain over the past sixty years, stopping to e ... more

Bridge Over Smithdown: A Collection of Poems from Liverpool - by Various authors, illustrated by Will Mackie - £4.99
Smithdown Road in Liverpool, UK is an area of cultural diversity bursting with creative artists from all genres. This poetry book brought together a collection of local poets with brilliant poems during a time in our history when creative expression ... more

The Built Moment - by Lavinia Greenlaw - £10.99
Winner of the East Anglian Book Award for Poetry – now in paperback.   Lavinia Greenlaw’s last collection, The Casual Perfect (2011), focused on ‘the achievement of the provisional’. The Built Moment explores what we build out of t ... more

Frolic and Detour - by Paul Muldoon - £10.99
The stirring, mindful and deeply humane new collection of poems from Paul Muldoon – now in paperback.   Although Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon’s thirteenth book, it has all the passion and provocation we more often associate with a fir ... more

The Healing Power of Nature - by Vincent van Gogh - £11.99
With quotations from his letters paired with lesser-known images, The Healing Power of Nature is testament to the immense influence the natural world had on Vincent van Gogh.   ‘What I find beautiful is everywhere here. That’s to say, there ... more

House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries - by Alan Bennett - £6.99
Reflections on Covid and confinement from the unparalleled pen of Alan Bennett.  4 March. HMQ pictured in the paper at an investiture wearing gloves, presumably as a precaution against Coronavirus. But not just gloves; these are almost gauntl ... more

Why Patti Smith Matters - by Caryn Rose - £9.99
A radical exploration of the artistry and influence of Patti Smith: the Poet Laureate of Punk whose uninhibited creativity inspired an entire generation and triggered a cultural revolution.   Patti Smith arrived in New York City at the e ... more

A Little History of Art - by Charlotte Mullins - £16.99
Charlotte Mullins brings art to life through the stories of those who created it and, importantly, reframes who is included in the narrative to create a more diverse and exciting landscape of art. She shows how art can help us see the world different ... more

Another America / Otra America - by Barbara Kingsolver - £13.99
From a bestselling and beloved author, an intensely personal collection of poetry “rich with political and human resonance” (Ursula K. LeGuin) Before becoming the bestselling author we know today, Barbara Kingsolver, as a new college graduate ... more

Stories I Might Regret Telling You - by Martha Wainwright - £20.00
This is Martha Wainwright’s heartfelt memoir about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry and more.  Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarr ... more

140 Artists' Ideas for Planet Earth - by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kostas Stasinopoulos (Editors) - £8.99
Through 140 drawings, thought experiments, recipes, activist instructions, gardening ideas, insurgences and personal revolutions, artists who spend their lives thinking outside the box guide you to a new worldview; where you and the planet are one.&n ... more

Slug - by Hollie McNish - £9.99
"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

This Woman's Work: Essays on Music - by Kim Gordon and Sinéad Gleeson (Editors) - £20.00
This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music is edited by Kim Gordon and Sinéad Gleeson and features contributors Anne Enright, Fatima Bhutto, Jenn Pelly, Rachel Kushner, Juliana Huxtable, Leslie Jamison, Liz Pelly, Maggie Nelson, Margo Jefferson, Megan Jas ... more

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers - by Jenn Shapland - £10.99
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD  ‘Fascinating and intimate’ OBSERVER  ‘Lucid, distilled, honest’ MAGGIE NELSON  ‘Gorgeous, symphonic, tender’ CARMEN MARIA MACHADO  How do you tell the real story of someone misremember ... more

Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75 - by Richard Thompson - £9.99
Beeswing is the autobiography from world-renowned artist Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.   THE TOP FIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BOOK OF THE YEAR: ROUGH TRADE, THE TIMES, ROLLING STONE, CLASH ... more

Positive Vibrations: Politics, Politricks and the Story of Reggae - by Stuart Borthwick - £20.00
Positive Vibrations tells of how reggae was shaped by, and in turn helped to shape, the politics of Jamaica and beyond, from the rudies of Kingston to the sexual politics and narcotic allegiances of the dancehall. Insightful and full of incident, it ... more

Out of The Sun: Essays at the Crossroads of Race - by Esi Edugyan - £16.99
Two-time Booker Shortlistee and internationally bestselling author Esi Edugyan delivers a searing analysis of the relationship between race and art.   History is a construction. What happens when we bring stories consigned to the margins up to t ... more

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head - by Warsan Shire - £12.99
** AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4** "Warsan Shire is an extraordinarily gifted poet whose profoundly moving poems so powerfully give voice to the unspoken"(Bernardine Evaristo) Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma and resilience from the award-winnin ... more

Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative - by Melissa Febos - £12.99
In this bold and exhilarating mix of memoir and writing guide, Melissa Febos tackles the emotional, psychological, and physical work of writing intimately while offering an utterly fresh examination of the storyteller's life and the challenges it pre ... more

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance - by Hanif Abdurraqib - £9.99
Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize Winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for the Pen/Diamonstein-Spievogel Award for the Art of the Essay Shortlisted for th ... more

Pin-Ups 1972: Third Generation Rock 'n' Roll - by Peter Stanfield - £15.99
Elvis, Eddie, Chuck, Gene, Buddy and Little Richard were the original rockers. Dylan, The Beatles, The Stones and The Who formed rock’s second coming. As the 1960s turned into the 1970s, the crucial question was: who would lead rock ’n’ roll’ ... more

Sisters Gonna Stitch: A Feminist Embroidery Guide - by Cotton Clara - £10.99
A fabulous collection of funny, sassy, uplifting embroidery patterns for the modern-day stitcher. Be inspired to kickstart your crafting journey with 50 gorgeous designs, as well as hints and tips from the experts at Cotton Clara.   Each patter ... more

A Quick Ting On Afrobeats - by Christian Adofo - £9.99
The first book of its kind, A Quick Ting On Afrobeats chronicles the social and cultural development of the eponymous music genre — tracing its rich history from the African continent all the way to the musical centre of the Western world.  ... more

Seeking Wisdom: A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection - by Julia Cameron - £16.99
A deeply personal guide to creative recovery, from the internationally bestselling 'queen of change' Julia Cameron.   A six week Artist's Way Programme from legendary author Julia Cameron.   From the bestselling author of The Artist's W ... more

The Council House - by Jack Young - £20.00
From Brutalist blocks to Modernist towers, this book is a visual celebration of 68 of London’s most iconic council estates, reminding us of the pride, thought and innovation that went into designing these socially vital buildings. "Jack Young’ ... more

Someone Is Missing Me - by Tina Tamsho-Thomas - £7.99
Tina Tamsho-Thomas is a published writer, poet, spoken word artist, playwright and human rights activist with an international reputation.   Sample Poem:  Takin’ the Position Purple – Thank you Alice Walker   I ... more

No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy: Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader - by Mark Hodkinson - £16.99
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 w ... more

The Stasi Poetry Circle: The Creative Writing Class that Tried to Win the Cold War - by Philip Oltermann - £14.99
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

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2021 - by Margaret Atwood - £20.00
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? ... more

After Agatha: Women Write Crime - by Sally Cline - £16.99
From Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith to Val McDermid and JK Rowling, After Agatha is an indispensable guide to women's crime writing over the last century and an exploration of why women read crime.  Spanning the 1930s to present day, Afte ... more

Bunnyman: A Memoir - by Will Sergeant - £9.99
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

Cats! Purrfect Strangers - by Frederic Brremaud, Paola Antista and Cecilia Giumento - £12.99
A collection of light-hearted short comic stories following the lives of three young women and their cats.   Best friends Manon, Erika, and Camille see adventure every day, but when all three become cat owners, everything changes--for better or f ... more

The Tao of Bowie: 10 Lessons from David Bowie's Life to Help You Live Yours - by Mark Edwards - £8.99
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 life a ... more

Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art, Words and Wisdom - by Nora Guthrie and Robert Santelli - £30.00
America's greatest folk singer and songwriter, philosopher, political analyst, and man-of-the-people, Woody Guthrie and his passionate social politics and deep humanity are as crucial in the America of today as they were in the turbulent 1930s and 19 ... more

Call Us What We Carry - by Amanda Gorman - £14.99
The breakout poetry collection by Sunday Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman.   'This is more than protest. It's a promise.'  Including 'The Hill We Climb,' the stirring poem read at the inauguration of ... more

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present - by Paul McCartney - £75.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR  A self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter.  'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I'v ... more

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: Volume 1 - by Ana Lily Amirpour, illustrated by Michael DeWeese - £8.99
Written by the director of the film of the same name rated 96% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and ... more

pandemonium - by Andrew McMillan - £10.00
*A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES AND IRISH TIMES CULTURE*   After two prize-winning collections which examined the intimacies and intricacies of the physical body, McMillan's third book marks a shift: both inward, int ... more

A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen - by David Hockney and Martin Gayford - £19.95
Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. What makes marks on a fla ... more

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

A Poet for Every Day of the Year - by Allie Esiri (Editor) - £20.00
Allie Esiri's beautiful gift anthology, A Poet for Every Day of the Year, is the perfect introduction to 366 of the world's greatest ever verse writers.  Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with fam ... 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

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