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The Bookseller's Tale

The Bookseller’s Tale

Martin Latham

This is the curious story of our long love affair with books. Whether comfort reads or cult novels, we carry them with us, inhale the smell of their pages, scrawl in their margins, and protect them from book thieves and bathwater....

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The Lost Spells

The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie...

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The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

The touching, funny and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive

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 Read reviewThe Details: On Love, Death and Reading

The Details: On Love, Death and Reading

Tegan Bennett Daylight

A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. 

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On Beverley Farmer: Writers on Writers

On Beverley Farmer: Writers on Writers

Josephine Rowe

Beverley Farmer's writing reflects on restlessness, desire and homecoming. In this brilliantly acute essay, fellow novelist and short-story writer Josephine Rowe finds a kindred spirit and argues for a celebration and reclamation...

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Do You Read Me?

Do You Read Me?

Marianne Julia Strauss

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world.    

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The Gifts of Reading

The Gifts of Reading

Robert Macfarlane, Jennie Orchard

Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. ...

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 Read reviewMonogamy

Monogamy

Sue Miller

Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right.

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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books

Clare Pollard

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The Madman's Library

The Madman’s Library

Edward Brooke-Hitching

A stunning new volume from Edward Brooke-Hitching, revealing some of the strangest books ever written and produced.

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The Library: A World History

The Library: A World History

James W P Campbell, Will Pryce

The definitive worldwide architectural history of the library, with spectacular original photography by one of the finest architectural photographers at work today.

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Great Diaries

Great Diaries

DK, Kate Williams

Travel back in time and witness both everyday life and great moments in history in this fascinating compilation of diaries through the ages.   

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Searching for Charlotte

Searching for Charlotte

Kate Forsyth, Belinda Murrell

The extraordinary, long-buried life story of Australia's earliest published children's author, Searching for Charlotte combines elements of biography, recreation of history and rediscovery of family history. It is a sometimes...

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Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ‘80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Gabrielle Moss

Bustle features editor Gabrielle Moss takes the reader on a nostaglic tour of teen book covers of yore, digging deep into the history of the genre as well as the stories behind the best-known series.

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Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers

Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers

New York Public Library, Barry Blitt

Librarians of the NYC Public Library answer questions remarkable and preposterous, illustrated by Barry Blitt.     

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Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

Bowie’s Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

John O'Connell

Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, this is a moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Don Watson

Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant. 

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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books

Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books

Nina Freudenberger

A visual delight and inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library.

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Outspoken

Outspoken

Deborah Coughlin

History didn't listen to women, but that never stopped them from speaking out ...   

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The Little Book of Lost Words

The Little Book of Lost Words

Joe Gillard

In The Little Book of Lost Words, history buff Joe Gillard presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.

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 Read reviewThe Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

Debra Adelaide

Part-bibliomemoir, part-user's manual, Debra Adelaide shares a life dedicated to reading and writing.

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Books that Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Books that Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Michael McGirr

A profound, funny and uplifting collection of reminiscences about a life in books, now available in a smaller, competitively priced format.

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Storytime

Storytime

Jane Sullivan

In Storytime, author and literary critic Jane Sullivan takes us from Wonderland to Narnia, Moomintroll to Mr Toad and from Winnie the Pooh to the Magic Pudding, to find out why her favourite childhood books were so vitally...

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The Library Book

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

The bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief reopens the unsolved mystery of one of the most catastrophic library fires in history and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.

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Words That Go Ping: The ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia

Words That Go Ping: The ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia

Barbara Lasserre

Barbara Lasserre brings the neglected world of onomatopoeia to life in this witty little gem of a book which will delight language lovers.

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Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child's Love of Books

Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child’s Love of Books

Megan Daley

When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? How can you tell if a book is age appropriate? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years?...

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Huw Lewis-Jones

A team of distinguished and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights into the maps they love, the maps they use and the maps that set them dreaming.

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