The Green Lady: A Spirit, A Story, A Place
£16.99 (post free to UK addresses)
Sally BayleyThis is a poignant, brilliant exploration of the relationships between children and their teachers. Like her memoir, Girl with Dove, this book explores a child’s search for artistic education and a sense of self. Lyrical and playful, the writing transports the reader into an eccentric world of teachers, guardians and guiding spirits of place.
£8.00 (post free to UK addresses)
Jamie McKendrickA 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…”
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DIARYAn 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…
Georges Perec & Co
Author’s last words
Author’s lost manuscripts
Terms and definitions
OF RE(a)D…a serendipitous selection of books, a random library, each book has a trivial description to offer justification for its inclusion.
TO READA 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