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Our online shop is just as stuffed full of wonderful books as our high street shop! We’ve highlighted some of our newest books on this page but if you already know what you want click below to go straight to our online shop:


Forthcoming Books to Preorder

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Paperback Fiction Display Table

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Book of the Month – May

We just had to pick this Kentish classic!

‘Home looks nice. Allus does though, don’t it? Perfick’

And so the Larkins – Pop, Ma, Mariette, Zinnia, Petunia, Primrose, Victoria and Montgomery – return from an outing for fish and chips and ice cream one May evening. There, amid the rustic charms of home, they discover a visitor: one Cedric Charlton, Her Majesty’s inspector of taxes.

Mr Charlton is visiting to find out why junk-dealer Pop hasn’t paid his tax – but nothing’s that simple at the Larkins. Mariette takes a shine to ‘Charley’ – as Pop calls him – and before long the family have introduced the uncomplaining inspector to the delights of country living: the lusty scents of wild flowers, the pleasures of a bottle of Dragon’s Blood, cold cream dribbled over a bowl of strawberries and hot, hot summer nights.

In fact, soon Charley can’t see any reason to return to the office at all . . .

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Paperback Non-Fiction Display Table

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New Fiction for 9-12 Year Olds

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Crime & Thriller Display Table

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Hardback Fiction Display Table

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Hardback Non-Fiction Display Table

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New Music Books

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Teen Graphic Novels & Manga

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New Nature Writing

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New Cookery Books

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New Gardening Books

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Jigsaw Puzzles

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Signed Books Currently Available

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Reviewed by Our Booksellers

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Children’s Books Reviewed by our Booksellers

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Indie Book of the Month

Here are the books which the Booksellers Association has picked as Indie Book of the Month for children and adults in April.

Pip William’s debut novel The Dictionary of Lost Words tells the story of Esme, whose father is helping gather words for the very first Oxford English DictionaryHidden beneath the table on which words are sorted, Esme begins to collect those words which have been misplaced, discarded, or neglected by the dictionary men, and soon realises that some words are considered more serious than others, with words related to women often going unrecorded. Against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement and the years before the Great War, Esme begins to collect words for another dictionary, containing these lost and ignored words. 

 Weirdo is the new title from acclaimed authors Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, and is the story of Maud, a guinea pig who wears a judo suit and is given as a gift for Kit’s birthday. Although Kit’s other pets have never met anyone like Maud before, with bravery, kindness and a bit of luck, she may learn that being yourself is the best thing you can be. Weirdo is published in hardback by Puffin on 15th April and is available for pre-order now.

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