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The Sad Ghost Club: Volume Two - by Lize Meddings - £10.99
Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don't belong anywhere? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club. (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.) When two strangers meet at a party and realise they both feel dif ... more

The Island of Missing Trees - by Elif Shafak - £14.99
A rich, magical new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World.  It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call ho ... more

On Bloody Sunday: A New History Of The Day And Its Aftermath - By The People Who Were There - by Julieann Campbell - £16.99
"A momentous chronicle, timely and vital, which highlights that the burden of change rests, as always, upon the shoulders of those who suffered and yet, have nurtured the desire that lessons be learned."(Michael Mansfield QC, who represented a number ... more

This Is Vegan Propaganda (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You) - by Ed Winters - £14.99
Every time we eat, we have the power to radically transform the world we live in.  Our choices can help alleviate the most pressing issues we face today: the climate crisis, infectious and chronic diseases, human exploitation and, of course, ... more

The Quantum Thief - by Hannu Rajaniemi - £8.99
The Quantum Thief is a dazzling hard SF novel set in the solar system of the far future - a heist novel peopled by bizarre post-humans but powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge and jealousy. It is a stunning debut.   Jean le Fl ... 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

Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons - by Melissa Harrison (Editor) - £12.99
Winter is a withdrawal: quiet and dark and cold. But in the dim light frost shimmers, stars twinkle and hearths blaze as we come together to keep out the chill. In spite of the season, life persists: visiting birds fill our skies, familiar creatures ... more

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed - by Mariana Enriquez - £12.99
"Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolano, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train"(Dave Eggers) Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murdero ... more

And Now For The Good News... The Much-Needed Tonic for our Frazzled World - by Ruby Wax - £9.99
Bestselling author and comedian, Ruby Wax, uses her iconic wit and expertise to equip readers with a positive roadmap for a kinder, brighter world and better mental health. As we begin to see the green shoots of a post-pandemic world, Ruby Wax's ... more

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity - by David Graeber and David Wengrow - £30.00
For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming ... 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

I Who Have Never Known Men - by Jacqueline Harpman - £9.99
Discover the haunting, heartbreaking post-apocalyptic tale of female friendship and intimacy set in a deserted world.   Deep underground, thirty-nine women are kept in isolation in a cage. Above ground, a world awaits.  Has it been ab ... more

I Am a Cat - by Soseki Natsume - £16.99
"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."(The New Yorker) Written from 1904 through 1906 ... more

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo - £14.99
The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo.  In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since its inception fifty years earlier - a revol ... 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

Leave the World Behind - by Rumaan Alam - £8.99
**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***  A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.   Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a holid ... more

The Literary Almanac: A Year of Seasonal Reading - by Francesca Beauman - £14.99
Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations.   From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante’s Neapol ... more

Misfits: A Personal Manifesto - by Michaela Coel - £9.99
From the brilliant mind of the creator and star of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum comes a passionate declaration against fitting in.   Michaela Coel's MacTaggart Lecture touched a lot of people with her striking revelations about race, class a ... more

Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present - by Yanis Varoufakis - £9.99
What would a fair and equal society actually look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical and subversive answer. Imagine it is 2025. Years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a ... more

Charred: A Survivor Speaks Her Truth to Inspire - by Andreena Leeanne - £7.99
"There is strong correlation between childhood trauma and mental health issues. I suffer with PTSD and depression, and use poetry to write honestly about the multitude of issues I have experienced in my 39 years. I have found writing to be hugely the ... more

Beautiful World, Where Are You - by Sally Rooney - £16.99
The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People.   'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – Guardian 'The best novel published this year.' – The Times 'Quite astonishing.' – Independent 'The most enjoyable no ... 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

Piranesi - by Susanna Clarke - £8.99
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021 A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE KITSCHIES RED TENTACLE AWARD  The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, 'one of our ... more

Women For Peace: Banners From Greenham Common - by Charlotte Dew - £14.00
Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Greenham Common peace protests, this book is packed full of the vibrant fabric banners made for Greenham, many presented here for the first time in decades.   In the late summer of 1981, a ... more

The Cat Who Saved Books - by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai - £9.99
Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really?  Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonde ... 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

Out of the Darkness: Greenham Voices 1981-2000 - by Kate Kerrow and Rebecca Mordan - £20.00
In 1981, a group of women marched from Cardiff to the Greenham Common RAF base in Newbury to protest the siting of US nuclear missiles on British soil. They formed what became the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp and stayed there for almost twenty ... more

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures - by Merlin Sheldrake - £10.99
The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.   Neither plant nor animal, they are found throughout the earth, the air and our bodies. They can be microscopic, yet also account for the largest organisms ever recorded. They enab ... 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

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

Nomadland - by Jessica Bruder - £8.99
Now a major motion picture.  Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy - one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilienc ... more

Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere - £16.99
The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.  According to fami ... more

Sad Janet - by Lucie Britsch - £8.99
A whip-smart black comedy for fans of Fleabag and My Year of Rest and Relaxation.  Named one of the Best Books of the Summer by LitHub, The Millions, Refinery29, and Hey Alma.   Meet Janet. Janet is sad. Not about her life, about the world ... more

Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests - Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves - by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham - £12.99
An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world.   From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have ... more

Diamonds in the Mud - by Brian Reade - £20.00
"Powerful, vital and visionary"(Jimmy McGovern) Something unusual happened in Britain during the spring of 2020. As the nation went into lockdown to fight a killer pandemic our view of what constituted a hero changed.  Suddenly celebrity busine ... more

Football's Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92 League Clubs - by Bill Hern and David Gleave - £16.00
A new perspective on the lives, careers and experiences of groundbreaking black footballers in England.  Ninety-two chapters tell the unique stories of the first black footballers to play for each of the English Football League clubs. Four years ... more

All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying - by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O'Leary - £8.99
'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I ever learned from the living. It's in an elephant r ... 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

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias - by Dr Pragya Agarwal - £10.99
For the first time, behavioural and data scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, how they affect our decision-making, and how they ... more

Hana Khan Carries On - by Uzma Jalaluddin - £8.99
From the author of Ayesha At Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of You've Got Mail.   Hana Khan's family-run halal restaurant is on its last legs. So when a flashy competitor gets ready to open nearby, bringing their inevitable closu ... 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

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

Burnt Sugar - by Avni Doshi - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.  In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, hom ... more

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland - by Kendra Greene - £9.99
Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an ... more

More Than a Woman - by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out.  Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general 'hoo-ha' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed 'the diff ... more

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood - by Jasper Rees - £9.99
'I was born with a warped sense of humour and when I was carried home from being born it was Coronation Day and so I was called Victoria but you are not supposed to know who wrote this anyway it is about time I unleashed my pent-up emotions in a bitt ... more

Liverpool '81: Remembering the Toxteth Riots - by Diane Frost & Richard Phillips (Editors) - £14.95
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the street disturbances that took place in Liverpool 8 in 1981, a time in which Liverpool was at the forefront of events that also rocked other British cities and communities including Brixton and Birmingham, ... more

The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey - £8.99
March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch. A fisherman sings to himself, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. A beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid ha ... 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 Pull of the Stars - by Emma Donoghue - £8.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wonder and Room.   The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born...   Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a ... more

Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay - £9.99
Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

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