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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
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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCKS - by Ashleigh Nugent - £8.99
LOCKS is a book and one-man show about a mixed-race English boy in a Jamaican prison. Based on a true story.  "1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an angry Black lad with a ‘chip on his shoulder’."  ... 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

Scouse Passport - by The Bluecoat Press - £3.99
The Scouse Passport is a humourous passport from Bluecoat Press. It's the perfect gift for all Scousers born and bred, honorary Scousers or even as a souvenir for anyone who has spent time in the wonderful city of Liverpool.  It has 84 pages, ... more

And in the End: The Last Days of the Beatles - by Ken McNab - £9.99
This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years a ... more

Liverpool Beyond the Brink: The Remaking of a Post Imperial City - by Michael Parkinson - £19.95
Liverpool Beyond the Brink is a fascinating commentary on the economic decline that caused the physical, social and political fragmentation of the imperial city during the 1970s and the efforts since then to revive and reconnect it.   It char ... more

Being John Lennon: A Restless Life - by Ray Connolly - £9.99
John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle – his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently arti ... more

The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird - by David Hagan, illustrated by Tom Corlett - £10.00
The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird is a rhyming children's picture book that celebrates all things Liverpool. The hero of the story is a fun-loving little Liver Bird named Carl. He flies around Merseyside helping out strangers, making friends and ... more

Two Tribes: Liverpool, Everton and a City on the Brink - by Tony Evans - £8.99
Cup Final Day, 1986, and the eyes of the world are on Liverpool and Everton as they walk out on to Wembley’s lush green turf. Pumped with pride and passion, the two best teams in Europe are about to engage in a gladiatorial battle in front of 100,0 ... more

The Grey Storm - by Lee Knafa - £13.99
Liverpool writer Lee Knafa blends fiction with fact to present the largely untold story of black soldiers fighting for Nazi Germany during World War Two and the many 'grey' areas of Nazi racial policy concerning black people and those of mixed race. ... more

Back in the Day: Vol. 1 - Liverpool 8 Social History 1984-89 - by Leroy Cooper - £20.00
Leroy Cooper understands the power of art to transform energy. Through street art, poetry, photography, painting and music, Leroy's personal experience has become his legacy.   Following his arrest in Liverpool 8 in 1981, his name has been inextr ... more

The Little Red Book of Klopp - by Giles Elliott - £9.99
'I told my players during the break: Since we're here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football.'  The Little Red Book of Klopp celebrates the best witticisms, sayings, and insults from Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, accompanied by illus ... more

Secret Liverpool: An Unusual Guide - by Mike Keating - £13.99
Discover for yourself the haunts of slave traders, privateers and press-gangs, the hideaway of a suspected assassin and the desecrated grave of a self-professed Jack the Ripper, track down the birthplace of rail travel and the oldest pavilion at a fi ... more

The Making of a Liverpool Militant: The Life and Times of a Political Activist - by Tony Mulhearn - £10.00
Tony Mulhearn was expelled from the Labour Party by Kinnock, surcharged and removed from office by Thatcher, and sacked from his job by Rupert Murdoch, so, as he comments, he must have been doing something right!   In this book, Tony describes ... more

The Liverpool Art Book: The City Through the Eyes Of its Artists - by Emma Bennett (Editor) - £14.99
The Liverpool Art Book is a tribute to one of the UK’s most iconic cities.   An impressive artistic collection taking the reader on a tour through the colourful spirit of Liverpool and its history: inspired by its vibrant, modern buildings ... more

The Beatles in Pictures - by Ammonite Press - £9.99
The best-selling band in history, with sales of over a billion, The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - have had more number-one albums and sold more singles in the UK than any other act, and achieved more sales i ... more

A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool - by Gill Rossini - £12.99
The story of Liverpool’s women is one of diversity and contrast. This iconic port has welcomed countless nationalities over the centuries, both as residents and passing migrants; it has experienced both great prosperity, and crushing poverty. Liver ... more

Numero 6: Reliving a Historic Year Following Liverpool Football Club - by The Anfield Wrap, edited by Josh Sexton - £14.99
Numero 6 relives an unforgettable and historic year for Liverpool Football Club. A year of inexorable hope, unprecedented success and European adventure; where domestic disappointment was swiftly followed by incredible, dramatic triumphs on the highe ... more

And in the End: The Last Days of the Beatles - by Ken McNab - £16.99
This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years a ... more

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