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40 books recommended by booksellers

40 books recommended by booksellers
 

We asked booksellers from across the UK for their top tips for this winter, as well as the 2022 books they can't wait to read.

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8 inspirational places in Ireland

8 inspirational places in Ireland – paired with books!

Guest author Faith Hogan
 

Faith Hogan, bestselling author of The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club, has joined us to talk about her favourite inspirational places in Ireland – and has paired each one with a great book!

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42 brilliant books for young adults

42 brilliant books for young adults

 

Young people need books that encourage empathy, understanding and inclusivity, so we've created a guide featuring 42 brilliant books.

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13 books set in the UK and Ireland

13 books set in the UK and Ireland

Guest booksellers
 

We asked booksellers across the country to recommend one great book set in their bookshop's local area, so you can travel the country through books this summer.

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22 books to look out for in your local bookshop

22 books to look out for in your local bookshop

 

Whether it's thrillers, non-fiction or magical adventures that you love to read most, we've featured 22 exciting new books published in the second half of the year.

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11 Queer YA books that will steal your heart

11 Queer YA books that will steal your heart

Guest author Kacen Callender
 

Ahead of Pride Month, Kacen Callender – author of beautiful transgender love story Felix Ever After – recommends LGBTQ+ love stories for teenagers.

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7 illustrated children's books about disability

7 illustrated children's books about disability

Guest author James Catchpole
 

James Catchpole, author of the brilliant picture book What Happened to You?, shares his top illustrated books for young booklovers that feature characters with disabilities or are true stories about famous disabled people.

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Beth O'Leary's 10 unexpected meet cutes

10 unexpected meet cutes in fiction

Guest author Beth O'Leary
 

Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare, shares her top ten books featuring unexpected meet cutes.

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21 children's books to look out for in 2021

21 children's books to look out for in 2021

 

We've picked 21 highly anticipated books children's published in the first half of the year. 

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21 books to look out for in 2021

21 books to look out for in 2021

 

We've highlighted 21 of our most anticipated books published this year.

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10 festive books to read this Christmas

10 festive books to read this Christmas

Guest author Lizzie Byron
 

Lizzie Byron, author of Someday at Christmas, has joined us in Caboodlers' Corner to share her cosy recommendations.

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15 of the most exciting new books to discover at your local bookshop this winter

15 exciting new books to discover

 

Check out our list of new and exciting books look out for at your local bookshop.

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10 fantastic books by Irish authors

10 fantastic books by Irish authors

10 fantastic books set in Ireland
Guest author Cecelia Ahern
 

To celebrate Irish Book Week, Cecelia Ahern, bestselling author of PS, I Love You and its sequel Postscript, has joined us in Caboodlers' Corner to share her favourite books by Irish authors.

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20 recommended reads from the Readers Awards nominees

20 recommended reads from the Readers Awards nominees

20 recommended reads from the Readers Awards nominees
Guest authors and illustrators
 

We've invited this year's brilliant nominated authors and illustrators to chat to us about the books they love best.

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37 brilliant books for students

37 brilliant books for students | 2020

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37 brilliant books to help students crack university and beyond, from essential skills and fantastic fiction to books that'll inspire you to change the world.

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11 books you may have missed during lockdown

11 books you may have missed during lockdown

 

Lots of great books are being published in lockdown and so booksellers have joined us to recommend 11 new books that you may have missed.

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10 brilliant books to read by Black writers

10 brilliant books to read by Black writers

Guest bookseller Round Table Books
 

Layla – expert bookseller at the fantastic Round Table Books – recommends 10 brilliant books for both children and adults written by Black authors.

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10 ways to celebrate your love of books at home

10 ways to celebrate your love of books at home

 

We've got your bookish needs during lockdown covered, with a list of 10 ways to celebrate your love of books at home, from joining a virtual book club to embarking on your first readathon.

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10 ways to celebrate children's love of books at home

10 ways to celebrate children's love of books at home

 

We've created a list of ways to help children explore their love of books at home, from drawing book characters and sharing stories to virtual storytimes and free activities.

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5 books for aspiring gardeners

5 books for aspiring gardeners this spring

Guest author Alice Vincent
 

Alice Vincent, author of Rootbound: Rewilding a Life, recommends five books for the new gardener. 

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8 thrillers that pack an emotional punch

8 thrillers that pack an emotional punch

Guest author Sam Lloyd
 

Sam Lloyd, author of The Memory Wood, recommends 8 thrillers that pack an emotional punch. 

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20 books to look out for in 2020

20 books to look out for in 2020

 

Check out which books we were most excited to read in 2020.

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37 brilliant books for students

37 brilliant books for students | 2019

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37 brilliant books to help students crack university and beyond, from essential skills and fantastic fiction to books about people who've inspired change.

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10 books for fans of legal thrillers

10 books for fans of legal thrillers

Guest author HS Chandler
 

HS Chandler, author of Degrees of Guilt, recommends ten books for fans of legal thrillers.

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10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

Guest author Katherine Rundell
 

Author Katherine Rundell recommends her favourite adventure stories.

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10 medical memoirs for fans of This is Going to Hurt

10 medical memoirs for fans of This is Going to Hurt

Guest author Leah Hazard
 

Hard Pushed's Leah Hazard shares her top ten medical memoirs.

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7 sports stories for fans of fiction

7 sports stories for fans of fiction

 

We recommend sports stories for fiction fans. What sports writing have you loved?

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10 must-see book adaptations

10 must-see book-to-film adaptations

 

Check out our list of 10 literary adaptations coming to a screen near you. Which are you excited to see? 

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19 books to look out for in 2019

19 books to look out for in 2019

 

Check out which books we were most excited to read in 2019.

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12 incredible books we love

12 incredible books loved by National Book Tokens

 

The team at National Book Tokens reveal the most cherished books on their shelves.

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12 books for music lovers

12 books for serious music lovers

 

We recommend 12 books to soundtrack your summer.

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11 books for armchair travellers

11 books for armchair travellers

 

We recommended 11 captivating books to whisk you away.

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10 books about books

10 books about books for booklovers

 

Bring out the bibliophile in you! Check out these 10 brilliant books for booklovers.

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10 non-fiction books that changed the world

10 books that changed the world

 

Check out our list of 10 powerful works of non-fiction that changed the world we live in.

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9 novels in translation

9 novels in translation recommended by a bookseller

 

Bookseller Garry Perry recommends his favourite translated stories, from magnificent classics to award winners.

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10 modern stories to fall in love with

10 modern stories to fall in love with 

 

We recommend 10 modern love stories this Valentine’s Day. Which books have you fallen in love with?

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7 favourite locations in literature

7 favourite locations in literature

 

Ever dreamed of visiting Neverland or The Shire? We've picked 7 of our favourite locations in literature. What are yours?

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10 books that will surely make you cry

10 books that will surely make you cry

 

Do you love an emotional story? Check out our list of 10 heartbreaking books guaranteed to make you shed a tear.

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Your summer reading bookstacks

Your summer reading bookstacks

 

We asked Caboodlers to share a photo of their summer reads to be in with the chance of winning a £25/€25 National Book Token – check out what everyone's reading!

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