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Selling books from College Street in Kingsgate Village, to the south of Winchester Cathedral, since 1729.

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11:00 – 16:00 Sundays and Bank Holidays

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Browse our shop for a selection of books you can purchase on-line for collection, local delivery or by post.
For direct-to-door delivery, please order through Bookshop.org

Local Authors

New Fiction

  • When the moon hatched

    £20.00

    When the moon hatched

    ? MAGIC. DRAGONS. ROMANCE. THE FANTASY PHENOMENON OF THE YEAR ?

    The limited Collector’s Edition print run will feature an exclusive foiled board design. Pre-order now to avoid missing out!

    SKU: 9780008710224 Category: Tags: , ,
    £20.00
  • The salmon who dared to leap higher

    £9.99

    The salmon who dared to leap higher

    A life-affirming, inspirational modern Korean fable about love, life and daring to be different, The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher has sold millions of copies around the world.

    £9.99
  • A study in drowning

    £9.99

    A study in drowning

    Effy has always believed in fairy tales. She’s had no choice. Since childhood, she’s been haunted by visions of the Fairy King. She’s found solace only in the pages of Angharad – a beloved epic about a mortal girl who falls in love with the Fairy King, and then destroys him. Effy’s tattered copy is all that’s keeping her afloat through her stifling first term her prestigious architecture college. So when the late author’s family announces a contest to design his house, Effy fells certain this is her destiny. But Hiraeth Manor is an impossible task: a musty, decrepit estate on the brink of crumbling into a hungry sea. And when Effy arrives, she finds she isn’t the only one who’s made a temporary home there.

    £9.99
  • The modern fairies

    £18.99

    The modern fairies

    Why don’t they tell you it is the beautiful princess who becomes the evil queen; that they are just the same person at different points in their story? Versailles, 1682: a city of the rich, a living fairy-tale, Louis XIV’s fever dream. It’s a place of opulence, beauty, and power. But strip back the lavish exterior of polite society, and you’ll find a dark undercurrent of sexual intrigue and vicious gossip. Nobody is safe here – no matter how highly born they are. No one knows this better than Madame Marie d’Aulnoy. Each week, a rogue group of intellectuals gather at her Parisian home to debate, flirt and perform Contes de Fees – fairy tales – that challenge the status quo, at a salon that will change the course of literature forever.

    SKU: 9780241672457 Category: Tag:
    £18.99
  • Butter

    £9.99

    Butter

    Opening with the novella, ‘Butter’, this collection of short fiction displays Gayl Jones’s legendary talents in a range of settings and styles, from the hyper-realist to the mystical. Her narrators are women and men, Black, brown, indigenous; her settings are historical and contemporary, in South America, Mexico and the US; her themes centre on complex identities and unorthodox longings and aspirations.

    £9.99
  • Brat Signed Edition

    £16.99

    Brat Signed Edition

    SKU: 9781472635549 Category:
    £16.99

New Non-Fiction

  • RSPB ID Spotlight – Birds of Heath, Moor and Mountain

    £5.00

    RSPB ID Spotlight – Birds of Heath, Moor and Mountain

    Whether you’re out hiking and spot a kestrel soaring over the mountains or chance upon a ground-nesting warbler, a rich variety of birds inhabit the UK’s heaths, moors and mountains. But do you know a Stonechat from a Wheatear? And can you distinguish between a Woodcock and a Common Snipe when they’re scrambling across the heathland? RSPB ID Spotlight Birds of Heath, Moor and Mountain is a laminated fold-out chart that presents beautiful illustrations of 46 of our most widespread and familiar birds by renowned artist Stephen Message. – Species are grouped by family and helpfully labelled to assist with identification – Artworks are shown side by side for quick comparison and easy reference at home or in the field – The reverse of the chart provides information on the habitats, behaviour, life cycles and diets of our birds, as well as the conservation issues they are facing and how the RSPB is working to support them – Information o

    £5.00
  • Great Britain?

    £20.00

    Great Britain?

    Things have not been going Great for Britain. Wages are flatlining, taxes are rising, and public services are collapsing. Our children can’t afford to buy a house and our neighbours are reliant on foodbanks. We are all yearning for a way out of the financial crises, generational wars and political dysfunction that dominate our lives. Most of all we want our – and Britain’s – future back. Torsten Bell offers both a clear-eyed diagnosis of the problems facing the country – a uniquely toxic combination of huge inequality and stagnant economic growth – and a hopeful, bold vision for the alternative. As he shows, the Britain of today contains the raw materials to build a better Britain tomorrow – an investment nation of good work and secure homes, and a society in which both burdens and prosperity are shared.

    £20.00
  • One midsummer’s day

    £10.99

    One midsummer’s day

    It takes a whole universe to make one small black bird. Swifts are among the most extraordinary of all birds. Their migrations span continents and their twelve-week stopover, when they pause to breed in European rooftops, is the very definition of summer. They may nest in our homes but much about their lives passes over our heads. No birds are more wreathed in mystery. Captivated by swifts throughout his fifty years as a naturalist, Mark Cocker sets out to capture their essence. Over the course of one day in midsummer he devotes himself to his beloved black birds as they spiral overhead. Yet this is also a book about so much more. Swifts are a prism through which Cocker explores the profound interconnections of the whole biosphere.

    £10.99
  • Inheritance

    £25.00

    Inheritance

    The ancient inheritance that made us who we are. The ancient inheritance that is now driving us to ruin. Every human being is endowed with an inheritance: a set of ancient biases – forged by natural selection and transformed by cultural evolution – that shape every facet of our behaviour. For countless generations, this inheritance has been taking us to ever greater heights: driving the rise of more sophisticated technologies, more organised religions, more expansive empires. But now, for the first time, it is failing us. Suddenly, we find ourselves on a path to destruction. Here, a leading anthropologist offers a sweeping account of how our inheritance has shaped humanity’s past and future.

    £25.00
  • Coasts

    £9.99

    Coasts

    Measuring some 12,000 miles – not counting its myriad of offshore islands – the coast comprises the most varied, vulnerable and most fascinating places in Britain and Ireland. Contained here are its many highlights, from sea caves to sea otters, from tides to treasure, and from to puffins to pillboxes.

    £9.99
  • The English countryside

    £9.99

    The English countryside

    Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: English Countryside explores the flora and fauna, customs and traditions that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity.

    £9.99

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