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

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead
Paperback
£8.99

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead
Paperback
£8.99

Tales From The Loop

Simon Stalenhag
Hardcover
£25.00

Cassandra Darke

Posy Simmonds
Hardcover
£16.99

Flake

Matthew Dooley
Hardcover
£18.99

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

Women and Power: A Manifesto

Mary Beard
Paperback
£6.99

Taking the Plunge

Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan
Paperback
£20.00

Running Free

Robin Knox-Johnston
Paperback
£9.99

What Doesn’t Kill Us

Scott Carney
Paperback
£9.99

Song of the Solitary Bass Fisher

James Batty
Hardcover
£14.99

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

“Reading brings us unknown friends”

Honoré de Balzac