Sandspout Bookstore

ORDER SALLY BAYLEY’S NEW BOOK
NO BOYS PLAY HERE

 

No Boys Play Here: A Story of Shakespeare and My Family’s Missing Men
£14.99 (post free to UK addresses)
Sally Bayley

In Sally Bayley’s childhood, the men were often missing. The man who was around for Sally was Shakespeare, and he brought men with him – a troupe of sad kings and lonely heroes – to fill the gaps. Inventive, literary and adventurous, this is a retelling of Sally’s childhood.

The Years, Jamie McKendrickThe Years
£8.00 (post free to UK addresses)
Jamie McKendrick

A new chapbook of 15 beautifully-crafted poems. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration by the poet. “As a rule,” writes McKendrick, “I’ve kept art work and poems at an unsocial distance… Of late I’ve felt inclined to unbuild the wall I’d constructed. After all, bad fences make good neighbours…”

BOOKSHOP
BOOK CLUB

If you are interested to join, please step forward. To meet monthly in the evening with a glass of wine or coffee in the shop; there need be no pressure to talk too much.

BOOKSHOP
DIARY

An occasional account of bookshop life and its analogue tussle with occasional trade (when allowed) and modernity.

WHY WE READ

…the whole point about a book seems to have been lost: it reflects its buyer, at least at the time of its having been read, which is why we read them once and then house them forever, or even buy them with only the slightest intention of reading them…

ESSENTIAL FACTS

Georges Perec & Co

Author’s last words

Author’s lost manuscripts

Opening lines

Lost Manuscripts

Literary deaths

Terms and definitions

50 SHADES
OF RE(a)D

…a serendipitous selection of books, a random library, each book has a trivial description to offer justification for its inclusion.

SUGGESTED
FICTION
TO READ

A selection of classic British and American novels to read, listed decade by decade, each in some way redolent of their era.

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The shop opened Feb 6th 2020, with jazz musicians
Christian Garrick and David Gordon.

A video from the evening:
Chris Garrick’s tribute to his violin
teacher, Johnny van Derrick

bookshop photo gallery