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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

An Independent Bookseller’s view of the sale and the future of Waterstones   With the planned sale of Waterstones reaching the headlines of the country’s business news, the whole book industry now needs to look up, down a strong coffee and take some notice....
Talk to the Golden Monkey

Talk to the Golden Monkey

World Book Day – a celebration of writing for children, or a celebrity marketing exercise? Our culture has become so obsessed with celebrity that we have started to confuse fame with ability, and they are not the same thing at all. We are deeply concerned and...
An Agreement Made by Gaslight

An Agreement Made by Gaslight

A short history of the NBA and what a new agreement might look like.   Like many of the best stories, this one starts in the winding, gas-lit streets of Victorian London. Let’s take a little trip back to 1852. This was the year that the new Chamber of the House of...
The History of Abbey Fields, Kenilworth

The History of Abbey Fields, Kenilworth

A new book from local historian, Robin D Leach. We already have a nice long list of people waiting for Robin’s latest book – and we’re happy to say that this will now be with us in just a couple of days. We are expecting the book to arrive, hot off...