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Featured member book shelves

Ibexpower
Thrillers
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Charlotte Carter
Rhode Island Red
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John Grisham
The Pelican Brief
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Library Selection
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Peter Lovesey
Stagestruck
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Clare Balding
My Animals and Other Family
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Lulu Taylor
The Winter Folly
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Lorna Goodison
Redemption Ground
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Deborah Crombie
Leave the Grave Green (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #3)
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Saroo Brierley
Lion
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Raynor Winn
The Salt Path
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Władysław Szpilman
The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
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Greg Mortenson
Three Cups Of Tea
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Irène Némirovsky
Suite Française
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Non Fiction
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Mat Buckland
Programming Game AI by Example (Wordware Game Developers Library)
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Margaret Weaver Fellow of Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants
Accounting Made Simple
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Douglas Engh
Archery Fundamentals: A Better Way to Learn the Basics (Sports Fundamentals)
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Austin Kleon
Steal Like An Artist
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Trevor L. Young
The Handbook of Project Management: A Practical Guide to Effective Policies and Procedures (Professional paperbacks)
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Randall Munroe
Xkcd: Volume 0
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Featured library books

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Kaspar Prince of Cat...

Michael Morpurgo

A heart-warming, colour-illustrated novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat,...

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From: Dunstable, GB

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A Killing Kindness: ...

Reginald Hill

When Mary Dinwoodie is found choked in a ditch following a night out...

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From: Dunstable, GB

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Inés of My Soul

Isabel Allende

The vibrant new novel from Isabel Allende takes her back to her homeland of...

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From: Aylesbury, GB

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Journey to the Centr...

Jules Verne

Professor Lidenbrock chances upon an ancient manuscript and pledges to...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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The Infinite Plan

Isabel Allende

Charles Reeves is a preacher, mystic and formulator of the Infinite Plan -...

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From: Aylesbury, GB

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THE INTERPRETATION O...

JED RUBENFELD

'Manhattan, 1909. On the morning after Sigmund Freud arrives in New...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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Welcome To Rosie Hop...

Jenny Colgan

Were you a sherbet lemon or chocolate lime fan? Penny chews or hard boiled...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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Shopaholic Abroad

Sophie Kinsella

For Rebecca Bloomwood, life is great. She has a job on morning TV, her bank...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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The Danish Girl

David Ebershoff

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne and directed by...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

A novel built out of a series of dramatic scenes that illuminate eternal...

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From: Dunstable, GB

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The Return

Victoria Hislop

THE RETURN debuted at number two in the Sunday Times hardback fiction...

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From: Aylesbury, GB

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The Farm

Richard Benson

When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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Who Killed Palomino ...

Mario Vargas Llosa

This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air...

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From: Birmingham, GB

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Breakfast with the N...

Rumer Godden

For Emily Pool, India is a magical place where she has the freedom to...

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From: Maidenhead, GB

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The Kashmir Shawl

Rosie Thomas

Newlyweds Nerys and Evan Ellis leave the Welsh valleys behind to become...

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From: Dunstable, GB

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Featured authors

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Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam (also known as Homer H. Hickam, Jr.) is probably best known for his award-winning memoir Rocket Boys which was adapted into the ever-popular movie October Sky. Mr. Hickam has been a coal...

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Harper Lee

Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. Her father, a former newspaper editor and...

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Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three...

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Featured book drops

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Cocoa Black Chocolate Shop & Cafe

United Kingdom - Peebles

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Home to UK World Chocolate Master, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black is located near the banks of the River Tweed in the Royal Burgh of Peebles, near Edinburgh. The Cocoa Black building...

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The Pheasant Inn

United Kingdom - Bedfordshire

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The Pheasant Inn Dunstable is located on the outskirts of town, just at the foot of the Dunstable Downs. We are a traditional English pub which also offers great value B&B and...

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The Spinnaker Cafe

United Kingdom - Broad Street

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In place of The Old Slipway Cafe on Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, The Spinnaker Cafe was renovated, re-decorated and brought back to life. Since refurbishment, the cafe has been...

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Featured book shops

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Khalkedon Books

Turkey - Kadıköy

Book Shop

Antiquarian bookshop

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Better Read then Dead

Australia - Newtown

Book Shop

Better Read Than Dead hosts in-store author events up stairs in our Art and Design section. This space comfortably holds 30-35 attendees. Authors of kids/young adult books can...

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Skarstedt Rare Books

France - Paris

Book Shop

We specialise in rare, old and curious books on ancient and human sciences, travels, occult, and more particularly alchemy, freemasonry, philosophy, history, religion, fine arts and architecture.

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Featured libraries

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Blackheath Library

United Kingdom - High Street

Library

OPENING TIMES:
Monday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.30am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

The...

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Madeley Library

United Kingdom - Russell Road

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Monday ? 10am - 4pm
Tuesday ? 10am - 5pm
Wednesday ? 10am - 6pm
Thursday ? Closed
Friday ? 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday ? 9.30am - 4pm

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Manchester Central Library

United Kingdom - Manchester

Library

Central Library opening times:
Monday: 9am-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: closed

The beautifully refurbished...

Featured book news

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Kosovo declares Nobel laureate Peter Handke persona non grata

Literature prize winner condemned over support for Milošević regimeKosovo has declared the Nobel literature laureate Pet...

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Protests grow as Peter Handke receives Nobel medal in Sweden

The literature laureateship, presented to Handke and 2018 laureate Olga Tokarczuk on Tuesday afternoon, faces boycotts a...

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'They' beats 'the' to 2019's word of the year

Merriam-Webster dictionary says look-ups for its winner have boomed since it became a favoured pronoun for non-binary in...

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Trump called for Seoul evacuation at height of North Korea tensions, new book says

President’s diktat was ignored by his top officials, Peter Bergen writes in Trump and his Generals: The Cost of ChaosDon...

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Book prize judge alleges co-jurors did not finish reading shortlist

Lesley McDowell was one of five judges for the Saltire Scottish fiction book of the year, but claims gender bias slanted...

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Book burning by Chinese county library sparks fury

Blaze complying with ministry directive meant for schools harks back to Qin dynasty and Nazi Germany, critics sayA count...

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea review – a charming, faithful adaptation

Snowman and Snowdog producers have made Christmas treat from Judith Kerr’s children’s classic“Talk the tiger,” Judith Ke...

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'Ignorant questions': Nobel winner Peter Handke refuses to address controversy

New literature laureate tells journalists ahead of prizegiving that it is the wrong moment to question his support for S...

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'Gross hypocrisy’: Nobel heavyweight to boycott Peter Handke ceremony

Peter Englund, former permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy and current member, refuses to celebrate the controvers...

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