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25% off 25 personal development favourites

Right now we’re offering 25% off a select range of our personal development favourites! Simply apply the code PD25 at checkout to receive a 25% discount on all participating titles.

A new year is the perfect time to reflect on how we can ensure both our own wellbeing as well as how to live more consciously and empathetically towards others. With this in mind, our 25% off collection features bot…

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Fight the doomscroll when you read these hopeful non-fiction picks

Right now it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness and fear. But in current times, when we’re feeling increasingly disillusioned and disenfranchised, books can be the path to reclaiming our empowerment. The following non-fiction books can help reinvigorate your resolve for enacting change while also reminding us there’s still hope yet.

Luminous Solution by Charlotte …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

Adrift in Melbourne by Robyn Annear

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

The Promise by Damon Galgut

Dune by Frank Herbert

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Love and Virtue by Diana Reid

Devotion by Hannah Kent

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Our best-seller from the past week is To Paradise, the long awaited new novel from the acclaimed au…

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21 literary prize winners from 2021 to read over summer

The Promise by Damon Galgut

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction

A taut and menacing novel that charts the crash and burn of an Afrikaans family, the Swarts. Punctuated by funerals that bring the ever-diminishing family together, each of the four parts opens with a death and a new decade. The characterisations are razor sharp, the dialogue dramatic, the action gripping. As we traverse …

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2021 literary prize winners for younger readers

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Young People

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love…

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Like this? Try this!

Two books, both alike in appeal, in fair bookshop, where we lay our scene. Today we’re recommending appealing alternatives to excellent books we’ve already read.

If you enjoyed Devotion by Hannah Kent Matrix by Lauren Groff

Born from a long line of female warriors and crusaders, yet too coarse, too wild, too rough-hewn for 12th-century courtly life, Marie de France is cast from the royal c…

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Disappear into these other-worldly and immersive novels

Tired of feeling as though you’re in some kind of suburban purgatory? Take a one way ticket out of this timeline when you read one of the below novels; our chosen books are a mix of both fantasy, mythology & science fiction, and particularly immersive historical fiction.

A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark


Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha'arawi is the youngest woman working for the Minist…

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Back to School books

It’s that time of year when we inevitably start thinking about the start of the school year and easing the kids back into the school routine. For some children it can be a terrifying prospect, especially if they are starting prep, switching to a new school, or perhaps recommencing home schooling. Here are a few books we love that demystify the whole experience and comfort them with what to expect…

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