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Saturday 3 October 2020 is Bookshop Day across the nation, a time when many show their love for their local bookshop. To celebrate, we have teamed up with some amazing independent bookshops which we want to highlight. One of our bookshop partners is Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop, or galeri a siop lyfrau pen’rallt in its native welsh.

Saturday 3 October 2020 is Bookshop Day across the nation. To celebrate, we have teamed up with some amazing independent bookshops which we want to highlight. One of our bookshop partners is Mostly Books, Abingdon. We interviewed owner Sarah Dennis about the team's experiences during lockdown and reopening. As a bookseller, I imagine t

Emma Rogers is the designer behind the cover of Valhalla. We’ve talked to her about her path into graphic designing and her creative process. How did you get into the arts and what led you to book design? I always had a passion for drawing and being creative as a child. I loved knitting and making my own clothes, all influenced

Jac Shreeves-Lee's debut short story collection, Broadwater, was published by Fairlight Books on 3 September 2020. In Broadwater, Jac gives voice to the people of Broadwater Farm, one of the most well-known housing estates in Britain. A place where post-war dreams of concrete utopia ended in riots, violence and sub-standard housing. Read

Marina Drukman is the designer behind the cover of Conception. We've talked to her about her path into graphic designing and her creative process. How did you get into the arts and what led you to book design? When I was growing up, I kept covering surfaces around me with drawings: napkins, newspapers, walls, notebooks, my hands, et

A good library is a mecca for bibliophiles. A huge depository of books, all free to read, what could be better? Their significance to education and the attainment of knowledge is immeasurable. Even in the ancient world, the Library of Alexandria was revered; and the great scientist, Albert Einstein, once said 'The only thing that you abso

Our latest title, A Saint in Swindon, is a unique book: a collaborative work of fiction based upon an idea created by readers in Swindon, written by prize-winning author Alice Jolly and supported by the Swindon Spring Festival. We thought we’d give you some insight into how this creative union occurred. The basis for this project was