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Starry ensemble cast at Hampstead Theatre festival talks

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that in North London you are only ever 1 or 2 metres away from a bestselling author and the throng will be swelled imminently by the brilliant cast of writers gathering for Hampstesd Theatre’s upcoming festival, at which, we are very thrilled to be selling books. Held on the weekend of 17/18 Feb, speakers include Julian Fellowes, yes! he of Downton Abbey, global superduperstardom fame, bookshop favourite Susie Boyt, plus the hugely bestselling Kate Mosse,  S […]

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Think independentally this Valentine’s Day

Decisions, decisions…it’s all about decisions.But, once you’ve got your head around the fact that of course you want to buy your nearest and dearest/object of desire (delete as applicable) a Valentine’s Day gift, the tricky bit is in the choice.  So we hope that we’re making things super-easy for you this February: we’ve teamed up with two other local independent businesses to bring you adorable gift hampers featuring lovely wares from all three of us. There are his and hers […]

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The Lie Of The Land
by Amanda Craig

Bright, ingenious, funny and gripping, I didn’t want The Lie of The Land to end

Reservoir 13
by jon mcgregor

The book everyone is talking about

Anatomy Of A Scandal
by Sarah Vaughan

Super-gripping, super-zeitgeisty courtroom thriller

by Leilah Slimani

Thought-provoking page-turner is a real literary discovery

The real deal on Donald: Pre-order Fire & Fury with 15% discount

Get the lowdown on Mr President, Donald Trump, here for less! We’re offering 15% off all pre-orders of Fire and Fury, the most talked about political book of the day. We can confirm that this is not fake news, it’s the real deal. Please email us ( or call (0207 431 3770) to reserve your copy on the publication date of 9 Jan

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Bestsellers & the class of 2017

Welcome to the bit of the year where you don’t just have to look for books that you might love, but also books for the assembled throng of friends, family & colleagues that you might be shopping for this season. So, in the spirit of being helpful, here’s a bunch of our current bestsellers (our top 21…because we just couldn’t bear to leave number 21 off) plus a selection of books that we, the staff of your friendly, neighbourhood bookshop, […]

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The Other Woman
by Laura Wilson

She wants what you have.

Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours!

What turns an already wonderful book into a perfect gift? Getting it signed by the author, of course! We’ve amassed a treasure trove of such literary riches ready for you to browse, whether you live nearby and can pop in and pick up or far, far away–in which case we can post to whatever far flung corner of the world you happen to inhabit. Here follows two lists–adult and children’s titles–of what’s currently on offer and we’ll keep updating it […]

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Madame Zero
by Sarah Hall

The most astounding collection of short stories I have read.

How Not To Be A Boy
by Robert Webb

How not to miss out on signed copies of How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb

The Party
by Elizabeth Day

Cruelty, conceit and the Class of the 1980s

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

Your next favourite novel has arrived

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