Back to School! A Little Study Guide Guidance

It’s a heck of wrench, isn’t it, getting back into school-mode after so much carefree festive fun time? Not only that, it can be frightening too. You’re starting a new grade, there’s a lot more to learn, and all sorts of things have the potential to be “different” in...

Final Christmas Countdown: More For the Kids

Well, Christmas is finally upon us. Probably you’re doing the final run-throughs in your head, making sure that you have gotten everything that you need, that everyone is catered for and that all of your gifts are top-notch. But, it never really ends, does it? Not...

More Non-Fiction Picks for Christmas

Here are some more selections for those in your life more likely to prefer facts and opinion (and food) to fiction. There’s an incredible variety of topics, observations and guides to choose from this time of year, and there’s pretty much no chance that you’ll...

Yet Further Christmas Fiction!

As you all will have gathered by now, there’s a massive amount of new and brilliant fiction to choose from as far as Christmas gifts go this year. But it’s always handy to have some recommendations from which to specifically pick the best for the fiction-lovers in...

Books for the Young Folk This Christmas

Obviously it goes without saying that you’ll all be getting the important young people in your lives books this Christmas. If I could go back in time, I’d tell my younger self to forget about all the toys and fads that vie for top spot on the wish list and put books...

Top Non-Fiction Books for Christmas

In addition to all the great fiction available this year, there is also a pretty great selection of new non-fiction from which to choose. Which is excellent, because, as you well know, some avid readers are not so much into the made-up. Therefore, here are five...

12 of the Most Chilling Lines Ever Written

Is it possible to conjure absolute dread with just a single sentence? Well, yes. Often you’ll be needing more than that (a whole book is usually recommended), but these creepy lines are a testament to what can be triggered in the mind by a few well-chosen words....

The 8 Scariest Novels of the Decade

Within the many genres that go into making up modern literature, horror has a special place. The shelves are positively teeming with vampires, zombies, psychos, apocalypses… it’s a wonder they don’t drip when we aren’t looking. And yet, as a subset of fiction, it...

Face To Face with Evil: Two Studies by Christopher Berry-Dee

This Halloween week, or indeed any week, you can get your shivers and chills from a good monster story or a dark paranormal encounter… or you can gaze into the fascinatingly heinous minds of people harbouring true wickedness. Christopher Berry-Dee is one of the...

Shop Early for Christmas: Some Highlights from our Christmas Special

We all know the Christmas Shopping madness. Every year you promise yourself that you’ll get it done early, that you’re gifts will be neatly and timeously prepared, safely stacked somewhere secure until the family and friends arrive. Then you glance at the calendar and...

Stories of Auschwitz, the Holocaust, Survival and Hope

Stories of Auschwitz, the Holocaust, Survival and Hope It might feel a little odd, celebrating this particular subset of literature – we can be happy that these books exist, but we must inevitably be sobered by the events that brought them into being. Tales of the...

The Booker Prize Shortlist 2019

One of the very best things about the Booker Prize is that it brings to the very forefront of the publishing world the kinds of literary and diverse works that so often lack effusive marketing campaigns, books that are true achievements regardless of genre and...

Heritage Day 2019

Big word, heritage, isn’t it? You could go on for hours about what it entails: there’s such a host of intellectual, personal and cultural factors that make up the topic, all very important… Ultimately though, Heritage Day is about celebration. So whether you spend it...

Brew Etc at The Warehouse Books Sale

Brew Etc are our resident coffee partners at The Warehouse Book Sale. They make great coffee and provide yummy treats to ensure visitors have the energy to keep shopping as long as they like. They have a variety of hot and cold drinks available PLUS you can buy beans...