Autumn Highlights

By The Secret Bookshelf

By The Secret Bookshelf

Autumn is the bookseller's favourite time of the year. New books! But... so many. Here are our favourites. 

Entangled Life: The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller exploring how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futur

Merlin Sheldrake

£10.99 £10.22

It's the mushroom book! But now in paperback. Honestly, if you haven't read this yet and have a love of the quirky, definitely grab one!


Sebastian Faulks

£20.00 £18.60

One of our favourite writers - there will be signed copies in the shop too!

The Week at World's End

Emma Carroll

£12.99 £12.08

Emma Carroll is such a lovely writer, and this is a top-class book by her!

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages

Dan Jones

£25.00 £23.25

Dan Jones is a great historian - and this is a fantastic book. Can also double as a doorstop.

Night Sky Almanac 2022: A Stargazer's Guide

Collins Astronomy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, et al.

£9.99 £9.29

This little almanac is a great gift for the star lover, and we love having it throughout the year.

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Best Friend

Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

£12.99 £12.08

New Winnie the Witch book. We love Winnie!

Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

John O'Connell

£9.99 £9.29

This has been so popular in hardback, a lovely little book for any Bowie fan, and book lover.

Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

Clive James

£9.99 £9.29

Long overdue, this will be a fascinating read.

Play Like Your Football Heroes: Pro tips for becoming a top player

Matt Oldfield, Seth Burkett, et al.

£6.99 £6.50

For the football mad kid in your life.

The Year of Chaos: Northern Ireland on the Brink of Civil War, 1971-72

Malachi O'Doherty

£20.00 £18.60

Malachi O'Doherty is a great journalist - this is a must read for any NI history buffs. Signed copies in store.

Elmer and the Bedtime Story

David McKee

£12.99 £12.08

You love Elmer and so do we - this looks perfect to curl up with.

A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome

Emma Southon

£10.99 £10.22

Out in hardback last year, this was a hit - a great historical book on Ancient Rome.

The Luckiest Guy Alive

John Cooper Clarke

£10.99 £10.22

John Cooper Clarke is one of the great beat poets - and this is a terrific collection.

The Cat Who Saved Books

Sosuke Natsukawa

£9.99 £9.29

Such a pretty book, and we know Japan is a favourite theme for so many of you.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - special edition 'Illustrated Anniversary'


£17.98 £16.72

Deborah is *very* excited for this one, and no wonder. It is so beautiful!


Cecelia Ahern

£16.98 £15.79

A new Cecilia Ahern is always such a breath of fresh air!

Poison for Breakfast

Lemony Snicket and Margaux Kent

£10.99 £10.22

Lemony Snickett anyone?

Julia and the Shark

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston

£12.99 £12.08

Jo's kids book of the autumn. Dealing with themes of mental illness in parents, self determination, and environmental awareness, this is not just a beautiful book but a great read.

There's a Ghost in this House

Oliver Jeffers

£20.00 £18.60

From Oliver Jeffers, this is another lovely edition.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr

£20.00 £18.60

From the author of 'All the Light you Cannot See' this is highly, highly anticipated.

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien and J. R. R. Tolkien

£25.00 £23.25

Wow. Slipcased. Beautiful gift for any Tolkien fan. Jo has a copy from around 30 years ago - but she's not ruling out this edition too!

The Culture: Notes and Drawings

Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod

£20.00 £18.60

Any Iain M Banks fans? This looks awesome.

Harland & Wolff and Workman Clark: A Golden Age of Shipbuilding in Old Images

David L. Williams and Richard P. de Kerbrech

£20.00 £18.60

We love shipyard books - but it's been awhile we've seen one just this nicely produced.

Orwell's Roses

Rebecca Solnit

£16.98 £15.79

For Orwell fans, for curious readers, for those into their history. This sounds sensational.

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