Bideford's independent bookshop
We are now very happily open for business Monday to Saturday and we look forward to welcoming you into the shop. We'd prefer you to wear a face mask when visiting but recognise your right not to. Hand sanitiser is available.
We are an independent bookshop in North Devon who thrive on good customer service and a love of good books. We’d love you to come and visit us in the shop but feel free to make any enquiries or order books direct from us, either to be sent to you or to collect, see our contact details below.
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The autobiography of national treasure Bob Mortimer covers the childhood loss of his Dad, his misadventures as a teen burning down the family house and a short lived punk band. As an adult he trained as a solicitor until a chance meeting with Vic Reeves in a pub set him on a different track.
£20 - Hardback
Troy has fallen and the Greeks can return home victorious but the wind to lift their sails has vanished, the seas becalmed by vengeful gods. They are trapped in limbo on the beaches in the shadow of the city they destroyed kept company by the women they stole. The women of Troy. This is their story.
The 2021 Booker prize winner, The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria. The younger generation detest everything the family stand for - not least the failed promise to the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. After years of service, Salome was promised her own house, her own land... yet somehow, as each decade passes, that promise remains unfulfilled. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest.
£16.99 - Hardback
What could be a more tempting gift than a compendium of David Sedaris's best stories, selected by the author himself. The stories open our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing.No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected - it's often harder, more fraught and certainly weirder - but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called 'the funniest man alive' (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing - quite often at himself - and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.
£9.99 - Paperback
From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Before he became a household name he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the table. Taste is filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, New York, preparing for and filming the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia, falling in love over dinner, and teaming up with his wife to create conversation-starting meals for their children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burnt dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last. .
£20 - Hardback
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Or to live high in the tree tops? Or perhaps you've wondered what birds do when no one is looking? Birds have some of the most extraordinary - and peculiar - behaviours on the planet. Ravens love PLAYING games. In winter, they sledge down snow-covered rooftops on their bellies, getting faster and faster. With fascinating factual detail and playful storytelling from ornithologist Tim Birkhead and vibrant, personality-filled illustrations from Cat Rayner, this book captures what it's really like to be a bird.
£12.99 - Hardback
The brand-new, hilarious book from bestselling, record-breaking author Adam Kay. The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off but there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. It's time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load of old stuffing that might as well be chucked in the bin, why teachers forced their pupils to smoke cigarettes and why hairdressers would cut off their customers' legs. So pop a peg on your nose because it's time to explore the gross and gruesome history of the human body.
£14.99 - Hardback