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New - Local Books

Books about Liverpool & the North West, and books by local writers - brand new titles and lots of old favourites (browse related category Local Interest )

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
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

Smithdown Stories Near And Far - by Various authors, curated by Tony Wailey - £6.99
"Liverpool in the Americas, Somalia, Jamaica, Belfast and Dublin; writers across the oceans. We truly are from somewhere else here in Liverpool, even if this is our home. Just as the poet Patrick Kavanagh made the distinction between the parish and t ... more

Liverpool Dockers: History of Rebellion and Betrayal - by Mike Carden - £20.00
In an inspirational struggle that began in September 1995 and lasted for two years and four months, 500 Liverpool dockers fought for their jobs after being sacked for refusing to cross a picket line. Liverpool Dockers: History of Rebellion and Betray ... more

The Archaeology of Merseyside in 20 Digs - by Liz Stewart and Vanessa Oakden - £15.99
Published in association with the Museum of Liverpool, this book explores 20 significant archaeological digs on Merseyside and what they uncovered.   The archaeology of Merseyside is extremely rich and varied. Humans have been modifying th ... more

One Day in April - A Hillsborough Story - by Jenni Hicks - £14.99
On the morning of Saturday 15 April 1989, Jenni Hicks, her husband, and their two teenage daughters, Sarah and Vicki, went to watch a football match. That was to be their last day as a family. Sarah and Vicki didn't come home, and Jenni's world was c ... more

Test Signal: A Northern Anthology of New Writing - by Nathan Connolly (Editor) - £10.99
A ground-breaking anthology of the best contemporary northern writing from Dead Ink and Bloomsbury, showcasing the wealth of literary talent in the North of England.  'Test Signal ... is testament to the fact that there is no singular prescri ... more

Liverpool Cowkeepers - by Dave Joy - £15.99
The mid-1800s witnessed a mass exodus from the Pennine ‘Dales’ as the then latest generation of farmers and miners sought a new life in the New World. However, many of these found a new life for themselves a bit closer to home – they became Liv ... more

Across the Water: The Liverpool Mystery Series, Book Two - by Jack Byrne - £8.99
Following the events of Under the Bridge, Vinny and Anne travel to Ireland in search of Vinny's father, Paddy, who mysteriously disappeared not long after returning to his homeland in 1974.   We piece Paddy's story together as he returns to W ... more

Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours - by Ken Pye - £15.99
This book brings to life a selection of the most notorious, and grimmest, murders and other crimes in and around Liverpool from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.   The tales include ‘Fire in the Menagerie’, ‘Mu ... more

The Raven Sound - by Kit Derrick - £6.99
“Have you ever then woken up thirty years into your own past with a hazy memory that someone has just predicted your imminent death, but you don’t know why or how? It does have a tendency to sharpen the mind...”   Jack is sixty, scouse, ... more

Grassendale: Birth of a Suburb - by Paul Burns - £24.99
Early Victorian Grassendale was the home of farmers, labourers, clerics and wealthy Liverpool merchants. Discover their personal histories and how a Liverpool suburb was born. Read the area's 'back story', from medieval monks to post-Reformation recu ... more

The Cameo Conspiracy: A Shocking True Story of Murder and Injustice - by George Skelly - £25.00
The notorious Cameo Cinema murder case of 1949 is one of Britain's legal cause celebres. But for over half a century the convictions of two young men, George Kelly and Charles Connolly, went unchallenged, until - following publication of The Cameo Co ... more

Beyond Hillsborough: A Verbatim Play - by Joanne Halliday and Layla Dowie - £11.99
“Know what happened, understand what happened and remember what happened.” Hillsborough Survivor   Beyond Hillsborough is a verbatim play, written and set in 2012, that explores the personal consequences of living with the Hillsborough tra ... more

An Eye for Birds - by Bruce Kendrick - £18.99
As a ten-year-old, the author contracted TB and was sent to an isolated sanatorium, deep in the Cheshire countryside. There he was bedridden for six months. On fine days, nurses would push the young patients, in their beds, out onto a large veranda a ... 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

The Most Familiar Face In the World - by George Skelly - £10.99
Young Sheridan is an exceptional kid. Astute beyond his tender years, but trapped in a hard-knock childhood, amidst the squalor and grit of post-war Liverpool - where the grown-ups make no sense. Brutal yet kind, tragic yet funny, happy yet sad. He f ... more

The Girl in the Mirror: Horla's Visit - by James Walker, illustrated by Mike Bastin - £7.99
When Horla's best friend Carar moves to another town, she wishes for a new friend, one that comes from a parallel world to Ivarnio, a parallel world where she becomes invisible and has special powers... A parallel world called Earth.   On E ... 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

The Royal Hotel - by Dell Winslade - £9.99
From the early 1900s right up to the 1930s, the Royal Hotel was one of the most popular hotels in Liverpool. Situated in Lime Street, the Royal was run by the Winslade family. It was also their home.  The family consisted of parents Harry and Jan ... more

Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay - by Jeff Young - £12.00
Jeff Young takes us on a journey through haunted places of memory and loss, summoning the ghosts of loved ones and long-departed heroes who somehow still occupy the disappearing nooks and ruins of the city.  Walking through the last remnants of ... more

A Radical Practice in Liverpool: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Princes Park Health Centre - by Katy Gardner and Susanna Graham-Jones - £9.99
"At its best Princes Park Health Centre was Nye Bevan’s dream fulfilled: health care, free for all at their point of need, from the cradle to the grave."(Chas Clegg, district nurse) Princes Park Health Centre, in Liverpool 8, was founded b ... more

Letters to Gil - by Malik Al Nasir - £20.00
"A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure"(Irenosen Okojie) Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir's profound coming of age memoir - the story of surviving physical and ... more

The Angels of L19 - by Jonathan Walker - £10.99
There’s more than one way to be born again.   Liverpool, 1984. The teenagers at Garston Chapel are the same as the rest of us: The Smiths, U2, crushes, football, mates. The grimy, low-down politics of the Thatcher era casting deep shadows i ... more

Klopp: My Liverpool Romance - by Anthony Quinn - £8.99
As featured in the Guardian's Biggest Books of Autumn 2020  In the first book by a British writer about this extraordinary football manager, lifelong Liverpool fan Anthony Quinn has crafted a uniquely revealing love-letter to Jurgen Klopp.  In e ... more

People of the Lane: An Oral History: Living in and Around Lark Lane, 1880-2020 - by Kay Flavell - £19.99
"I started spontaneously collecting the oral histories of People of the Lane in Liverpool, England in 1980-81, when I fell in love with the place and its gutsy people. A labour of love! Life took me to California and 40 years passed! Since 2019 I've ... more

A Liverpool Black History 1919-2019: A Liverpool Black Perspective - by Dave Clay - £5.00
"My name is Dave Clay, born in Toxteth, Liverpool UK. I am the author of numerous works depicting the Liverpool Black experience.  Made possible by donations from the Liverpool Black community (via GoFundMe), Liverpool City Council, Heritage De ... more

Football Without Borders: The Lives and Times of a Refugee Football Club - by Chris Allen - £9.99
Football Without Borders is the story of one man's search for the soul of football.  Having become disillusioned with the corporatisation of top-level football in the early 1990s, Chris Allen embarks on a love affair with non-league football.  ... 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

Littlewoods Pools Girls - by Joan Boyce - £7.99
Littlewoods Pools Girls by Joan Boyce is based on interviews she conducted with many of the women who worked at Littlewoods.   For forty years until 1990s, Littlewoods Pools was one of the most famous brands in Britain. Millions played the Pools ... more

The Welsh in Liverpool: A Remarkable History - by D.Ben Rees - £19.99
The Welsh in Liverpool: A Remarkable Story by D. Ben Rees is the culmination of decades worth of research into the unique history of the contribution made by the Welsh in Liverpool and Merseyside.  D. Ben Rees said:  “I’m glad to be able ... 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

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

Under the Bridge: A Liverpool Mystery - by Jack Byrne - £8.99
WHEN SECRETS RESURFACE THE PAST REACHES OUT...   2004: The discovery of a body in the Liverpool docklands unearths long forgotten secrets. Reporter Anne McCarthy is keen to prove herself and dives into the case with abandon. There she fin ... more

Algorithm Party - by Roy - £7.99
Algorithm Party is a debut publication in which an utterly original, fully-formed literary voice announces itself, somehow full of life, on the page.   Liverpool’s spoken-word performer Roy’s deft, articulate and startlingly observed stor ... more

The Persistence of Memory: Remembering Slavery in Liverpool, 'Slaving Capital of the World' - by Jessica Moody - £19.95
The Persistence of Memory is a history of the public memory of transatlantic slavery in the largest slave-trading port city in Europe, from the end of the 18th century into the 21st century; from history to memory. Mapping this public memory over mor ... 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

Pocket Rough Guide British Breaks Liverpool - by Rough Guides - £8.99
Discover the best of Liverpool with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (including Tate Liverpool, the Th ... 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

Jurgen Klopp: The Biography - by Elmar Neveling - £9.99
Updated to include the Premier League Victory 2020."It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club."(Jurgen Klopp) Jürgen K ... more

Bluecoat, Liverpool: The UK's First Arts Centre - by Bryan Biggs and John Belchem (Editors) - £19.95
Bluecoat is a unique and much-loved Liverpool institution, its oldest city centre building. This book tells the fascinating story of its transformation from charity school to contemporary arts centre, the UK’s first. Its early 18th century origins ... more

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - by Okechukwu Nzelu - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2020  How do you begin to find yourself when you only know half of who you are?   As Nnenna Maloney approaches womanhood she longs to connect with her Igbo-Nigerian culture. Her once close and tender r ... more

There She Goes: Liverpool, A City on Its Own. The Long Decade: 1979-1993 - by Simon Hughes - £9.99
Liverpool was once one of the greatest cities in the British empire but it no longer feels like it is in England, if it ever did. It had retreated as a significant port after the Second World War and by 1979, it was already on the brink. What it need ... more

Health on the Hob: Easy Plant Based Recipes - by Dr Hayley Tait - £20.00
Welcome to my first cook book of delicious, plant based recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, need no fancy ingredients or equipment and fuel a willingness to try something new and exciting.  As a Liverpool based GP for the NHS, my passion ... more

The Mersey Estuary: A Travel Guide - by Kevin Sene - £19.99
Stretching for around thirty miles to the coast, the Mersey Estuary is perhaps best known for Liverpool's spectacular waterfront and the Mersey Ferry. But there are many other hidden gems along its shores, including waterside parks, sandy beaches and ... more

Klopp Actually: (Imaginary) Life with Football's Most Sensible Heartthrob - by Laura Lexx - £9.99
A hilarious diary of married life with the sensible, no-nonsense man of all our dreams: Jurgen Klopp, from critically-acclaimed comedian and Twitter sensation Laura Lexx.  Inspired by the viral tweet: 'If I ever met Jurgen Klopp I'd say "omg ... more

The Blackbird - by Claire Allen - £12.99
It is 1941. Hope’s father, Jenner, builds Liverpool Cathedral while the Luftwaffe’s bombs fall. It is 2014, and Hope cares for her husband Robert as Alzheimer’s destroys his personality.   Hope’s husband Robert is a retired civic sculpto ... more

Manchester Happened - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018.  If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Mak ... more

What Would Jurgen Klopp Do? Life Lessons from a Champion - by Tom Victor - £9.99
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FOOTBALL FANS – A HERO FOR DIFFICULT TIMES  There’s no one quite like Klopp. Players love him, Liverpool fans love him – even those who should hate him, want a hug from him. He’s charismatic, charming, a master ta ... more

111 Places in Manchester that You Shouldn't Miss - by Julian Treuherz and Peter de Figueiredo - £12.99
Manchester is far more than a grey provincial city preoccupied with the business of making money. The bales of cotton goods awaiting export have gone from the grand warehouses styled like palaces, and the cotton mills no longer hum with the sound of ... more

Lost Lanes North: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Northern England - by Jack Thurston - £16.99
Jack Thurston, best-selling author of the Lost Lanes series and presenter of the Bike Show, takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of Northern England - Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Lancashire.  ... more

Pulp Idol Firsts 2020 - by Various artists - £4.99
Pulp Idol is an annual competition run in Liverpool since 2006 by Writing on the Wall - Liverpool's longest running writing and literary organisation. Many new talents have been discovered through the competition, providing publicity and pathways in ... more

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