By The Bookshop on the Green

Customers have been asking for more short stories since lockdown. This is our pick of the best....

Intimacies: Winner of the 2021 BBC National Short Story Award

Lucy Caldwell


Intimacies is a poignant and beautifully measured collection that unflinchingly examines the lives of women and mothers in today’s world. Caldwell’s writing is efficient and understated, yet packs an emotional punch that will stay with you long after the final story. Reviewed by Peter Simmonds - The Bookshop on the Green

Tenth of December

George Saunders

£9.99 £9.49


Claire Vaye Watkins

£8.99 £8.54

The Complete Short Stories: Volume One

Roald Dahl

£14.99 £14.24

This volume contains the short story constantly named in the "Best Short Story" lists: "Lamb to the Slaughter". Brilliant.

The Complete Short Stories: Volume Two

Roald Dahl

£14.99 £14.24

Where I'm Calling From: The Selected Stories

Raymond Carver

£14.99 £14.24

The Complete Short Stories


£10.99 £10.44

The Complete Short Stories

Oscar Wilde

£6.99 £6.64

The Collected Short Stories

Jean Rhys

£9.99 £9.49

The Best American Short Stories 2020

Curtis Sittenfeld and Heidi Pitlor

£13.00 £12.35

Edited by Curtis Snitterfeld, whose own novel "Rodham" which charts an alternative life for Hilary Clinton, has had everyone talking this summer.

The Complete Short Stories

Muriel Spark

£14.99 £14.24

The BBC National Short Story Award 2020

Jack Houston, Caleb Azumah Nelson, et al.

£7.99 £7.59

You'll recognise some up-and-coming names here, including that of Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of "Open Water"

Selected Short Stories

Rabindranath Tagore

£2.50 £2.37

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