Christmas Bestsellers 2015

An intriguing aspect of settling down after Christmas is getting a clear view of what books sold best. For us, in December, the winner was Andrea Wulf’s “The Invention Of Nature” (see our Windowbox). This is followed by: Little Red

2016-01-12T15:55:38+01:00January 12th, 2016|

John Saumarez-Smith et alia

We're delighted to announce that we have provided a desk here for John Saumarez-Smith. Since retiring from Heywood Hill after 40+ years, this celebrated bookdealer has been operating from Maggs Bros in Berkeley Square. As the long lease on their

2015-11-17T17:22:13+01:00November 17th, 2015|


A delicious moment in the shop when Johnny and I were fielding a Mr Henderson apiece. The two Hendersons eventually stood next to one another in front of the two computers, where the till is. Johnny addressed his Mr Henderson,

2015-10-19T15:51:33+01:00October 19th, 2015|


Our Marzena has been positively bricking up her light under a bushel... But she has inadvertently let a glimmer through by plugging a new book by Kevin Jackson which, she was kind enough to let slip, has a mention of

2015-05-18T13:28:45+01:00May 18th, 2015|


An exceeding strange thing happened here yesterday, just after taking delivery of our copies of “1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe” by Tom Buk-Swienty. It is a book about the Schleswig-Holstein war, which is now more famous for

2017-02-11T18:13:43+01:00April 1st, 2015|

Our Best Sellers 2014

A quietish Sunday afternoon gives the rare breathing-space to exercise the software and look at what really sold last year. The answers are: The Land Where Lemons Grow (Helena Attlee) Those of you who have followed our peculiar Facebook utterances

2015-01-11T13:32:37+01:00January 11th, 2015|

Cello case

How lovely. We've been brought biscuits and other treats by doting customers; one veteran has made her annual donation of fudge, daintily served in an elegant Smythson's box... How Adventitious and Delightful! We've also just been informed, by just about

2014-12-14T13:38:35+01:00December 14th, 2014|