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Best books to read in autumn 2018 - The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Recommended ebook: The Fifth Risk – Michael Lewis

The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its…

Friendly Staff January 9, 2019
Why don't we do something outside - a cartoon by Debbie Tung

Why don’t we do something outside? (cartoon)

This is just one of dozens of gorgeous cartoons from a new book by Debbie Tung, Book Love.

Friendly Staff December 30, 2018
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Hot new ebook releases autumn 2018 - The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien

Recommended ebook: The Fall of Gondolin – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fall of Gondolin J.R.R. Tolkien The Fall of Gondolin is one of the original Lost Tales that J.R.R. Tolkien started writing…

Friendly Staff December 26, 2018
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Book bestsellers of autumn 2018 - Elevation by Stephen King

Recommended ebook: Elevation – Stephen King

Elevation Stephen King In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s stories, Scott Carey is engaged in…

Friendly Staff December 5, 2018
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Fire and Blood - 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

Recommended ebook: Fire & Blood – George R.R. Martin

Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life…

Friendly Staff November 21, 2018
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Hot new book releases of autumn 2018 - Becoming by Michelle Obama

Recommended ebook: Becoming – Michelle Obama

Becoming Michelle Obama Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady…

Friendly Staff November 14, 2018
Staff picks
Best novels released in autumn 2018 - Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Recommended ebook: Killing Commendatore – Haruki Murakami

Killing Commendatore Haruki Murakami An epic new novel by Haruki Murakami follows a portrait painter from Tokyo, who finds himself holed up…

Friendly Staff November 7, 2018
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Best literary gifts to give in 2018 - full infographic

Top 30 gifts to give book lovers in 2018 (infographic)

Are you looking for fresh new gift ideas for the book lover in your life? Take a look at new arrivals to…

Friendly Staff October 26, 2018
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Best books of autumn 2018 - Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Recommended ebook: Transcription – Kate Atkinson

Transcription Kate Atkinson In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department…

Friendly Staff October 24, 2018
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Most expected books of autumn 2018 - 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Yuval Noah Harari

Recommended ebook: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Noah Harari How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do…

Friendly Staff October 17, 2018

Personalized “Bookworm Since…” t-shirt

What book turned you into a dedicated bookworm? Now you can express it! Click the “Personalize” button and type the title. A great gift idea for book lovers of all ages.

Our score: 8.2/10

Zazzle $20.50

Innovative stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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