A quirky independent bookshop in Penzance

Books, books, books, we love reading them, talking about them, shelving them and it has to be said on occasion sniffing the lovely new pages.

We aim to be at the very centre of our very special book-loving community and are ready to welcome people to Cornwall from all around the world.  

With the lockdown restrictions likely to make our usual author events less possible we are experimenting with adding lots of content from authors here.

Whether you are into literary blockbusters, cult classics, holiday reads or inspirational coffee-table tomes we have it all.

Many of our books are discounted and we operate a loyalty card scheme for regular customers.
Email us with any book orders or browse here to see some of our favourites.

Our latest additions in Fiction

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke
Hardcover
£14.99

For When I’m Gone

Rebecca Ley
Hardcover
£14.99

The Sun Sister

Lucinda Riley
Paperback
£8.99

How Much Of These Hills Is Gold

C Pam Zhang
Hardcover
£14.99

Blue Ticket

Sophie Mackintosh
Hardcover
£12.99

Take Nothing With You

Patrick Gale

Fifty-something Eustace, a gay Londoner of leisure, realises in the same week that he has fallen hopelessly in love with a man he has yet to meet in the flesh, that he has cancer of the thyroid.

Our latest additions in Non-Fiction

What Do You Think You Are: The Science of What Makes You You

Brian Clegg
Hardcover
£12.99

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor
Hardcover
£16.99

Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey
Paperback

Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon: The Tin and Copper Industries

Anthony Burton
Paperback
£14.99

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

Kassia St Clair
Paperback
£10.99

Our latest additions for our young readers

The Runaway Robot

Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Paperback
£6.99

The Wild Way Home

Sophie Kirtley
Paperback
£6.99

In the Shadow of Heroes

Nicholas Bowling
Paperback
£6.99

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Sophie Anderson
Paperback
£6.99

Rory Branagan Detective

Andrew Clover
Paperback
£6.99

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”

Austin Phelps