August 29, 2019

Welcome to the weird and (occasionally) wonderful world of Keiko Furukura and her beloved Convenience Store.

Marginalised by ordinary society, and following a confusing and at times problematic childhood, Keiko finds it difficult to find her place in the modern world, u...

August 29, 2019

Samantha Harvey's novel of a 15th Century Somerset village and an unanticipated death is an absolute treat.  

Following the investigations of the local vicar, John Reve, into the untimely demise of his friend Thomas Newman, this brooding, sombre novel set over 4 days in...

August 29, 2019

Recently reprinted, this is modern science fiction at its best - and with a twist.

The Three Body Problem portrays three worlds: that of modern day China beginning with the excess and horrors of the Cultural Revolution; that of the alternative reality which can be exper...

August 29, 2019

In a week when media outlets published a report which would have us believe that only content and not the amount of time our children spend on-line has an impact on their well-being, I decided it was time for a touch of sanity and turned to Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervo...

August 24, 2019

This book is a memoir, it is nature writing, and a social and political observation of our present times. I was engaged right from the start, empathising and struggling with the author as her story unfolded. It is an honest read, reinforcing the real, important things...

November 11, 2018

By Olivia Laing

Canongate Books, 2017

Paperback, £9.99

Last year, singer Florence Welch got a tattoo in New York. She wrote: “I got ‘always lonely’ tattooed onto my arm, as if in its acceptance, I would free myself. We dropped into a bookstore in the east village… and ‘Th...

September 14, 2018

Book Stop Top 5 for Autumn

1. Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Borough Press £7.99

Bestselling novel, new in paperpack (with free battenburg recipe!?)

2. Transcription by Kate Atkinson; 

Doubleday £20.00

Limited edition signed copies in stock at time of going to pre...

September 14, 2018

Published by Doubleday:  £12.99

Long-listed for this year's Man Booker Prize, this is a compact tour de force from Irish writer Donal Ryan which takes us from the desperate straits of a middle class Syrian family looking to flee the conflict there to a small town in Ire...

July 19, 2018

1. Homecomings – Marcia Willett
Local favourite Marcia’s latest novel in hardback. Signed copies still available.
Bantam; £18.99
2. So Much Life Left Over – Louis de Bernieres
New historical fiction from the author of Captain Corelli.., Birds Without Wings et al,

July 19, 2018


 Homecomings – Marcia Willett

Bantam; Hardback £18.99

So Much Life Left Over – Louis de Bernieres

Harvill Secker; Hardback £16.99

Seven Days in Summer – Marcia Willett

Corgi; Paperback £8.99

Munich – Robert Harris;

Arrow; Paperback £8.99

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth – W...

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