Audiobooks to soundtrack your summer

There’s no bad time for a good story. But summer – with its long lazy days and trips away – seems tailor-made for wiling away the sun-baked hours lost in a tale or two: a chance to catch your breath, reach for your headphones and dive deep into another world.  To point your ears in […]

Independent Bookshop Week 2021: Five ways to support your local store

Independent Bookshop Week (19th – 26th June) is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. Have a read of our piece celebrating the resilience and creativity of our independent booksellers here, and then take a look at these […]

Independent Bookshop Week 2021: “There’s nothing quite like the magic of face-to-face conversation”

As Independent Bookshop Week kicks off on Saturday (19th June), Stephanie Bramwell-Lawes explores how booksellers, buoyed by the support of their loyal communities, have proven their resilience, passion and adaptability during the pandemic. When I walk through the door at Warwick Books, I am immediately struck by one thing: the smell.  A good smell.  That […]

Reads to inspire your summer staycation

With the holiday green list shrinking by the day, trips to warmer climes and cocktails on the Costa del Sol are very much off the table. Instead, we’re looking longingly forward to the great summer of the staycation. It’ll be Margate rather than the Med, and the mountains of Pembrokeshire over the Pyrenees, as we […]

A Royal Round-up: Our picks

Ahead of the royal wedding on 19th May, we’ve put together our regal reading recommendations. Children’s  London by Jane Foster, Templar Publishing With this bold and stylish board book, leading textile designer Jane Foster brings together the iconic landmarks of London. There’s no time like the royal wedding to enjoy the sights of the city, from […]