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Our regular blog posts give additional information about featured books, new purchases and special collections. We also share our personal views about books and writers we like. Have a read and let us know your thoughts!

Featured book: The Eye

Featured book: The Eye

The writer Nabokov is almost synonymous with his masterpiece Lolita, but he’s written many other fantastic books. Before he started writing in English (around 1940) Nabokov had published nine novels in his native Russian. After the enormous commercial success...

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Featured artist: Pink Floyd

Featured artist: Pink Floyd

It takes more than a few musicians to create a brand like Pink Floyd. The art work for the band is almost as famous as their music. Featured in the photograph are a few Pink Floyd related books, including: A rare monograph of stage architect Mark Fisher who created...

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Featured book: The Free People

Featured book: The Free People

Anders Holmquist's brilliant photo essay, The Free People, documents the hippie lifestyle in the months leading up to (and including) the Woodstock Music Festival. "It's a book about their music, their work, their mobility, what they read and what they buy, their...

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Featured book: The World

Featured book: The World

The infamous Manhattan nightclub The World operated largely outside the law from the early 1980s until 1991 when its owner was found dead on the premises. This amazing and scarce book (published in 1988) consists of photographs by Stephan Lupino of the regulars and...

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Two debut novels

Two debut novels

Ian McEwan and Iain Banks both shocked the literary world with their macabre debut novels, published respectively in 1978 and 1984. McEwan would end up becoming one of the best known literary authors of the UK, with many of his books being turned into films. Banks...

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Two contemporary fashion books

Two contemporary fashion books

Twiggy & Justin is a 1960s examination of the Twiggy phenomenon, published at the height of Twiggy-mania in 1968. Written by British-born journalist Thomas Whiteside, it initially appeared in The New Yorker. Whiteside followed Twiggy & Justin (her boyfriend...

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Two brilliant music books…

Two brilliant music books…

Although Rolling Thunder Logbook by playwright Sam Shepard is nominally a book about Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour, it elevates the genre of rock journalism. The photo-illustrated diary is a literary masterpiece about small town America in the mid-1970s and a...

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Two punk poets

Two punk poets

We've just listed a signed author's proof of Thurston Moore’s brilliant selection of poems and lyrics, Stereo Sanctity, published in 2005 in a limited edition of 700 copies. Most of the lyrics are from Moore’s days with Sonic Youth. Not easily deciphered when...

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Featured book: Austerlitz

Featured book: Austerlitz

Just in: a proof copy and a signed first edition of W.G. Sebald’s masterpiece Austerlitz. The proof copy is No. 086 of 100 limited edition signed proofs, as stated on a bound-in limitation page. Unfortunately Sebald must have forgotten to sign this particular copy –...

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Featured book: The Medium is the Message

Featured book: The Medium is the Message

The Medium is the Massage is a design classic from 1967. We’ve occasionally had reprints of this stunning publication in our shop, but I think it’s the first time that a first edition has come through our doors. Such a cool book! I have to admit that I’ve never worked...

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