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

Serpentine

Philip Pullman
Hardcover
£7.99

Pumpkinheads

Rainbow Rowell
Hardcover
£10.99

Climate Rebels

Ben Lerwill
Hardcover
£12.99

This Book Is Anti Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work

Tiffany Jewell
Paperback
£8.99

The Devil and the Dark Water

Stuart Turton
Hardcover
£16.99

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

A Life on Our Planet : My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

David Attenborough
Hardcover
£20.00

Dear Reader : The Comfort and Joy of Books

Cathy Rentzenbrink
Hardcover
£12.99

Word Perfect : Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

Susie Dent
Hardcover
£14.99

Intimations

Zadie Smith
Hardcover
£5.99

The Madness of Crowds : Gender, Race and Identity

Douglas Murray
Paperback
£9.99

Our latest additions for our young readers

October, October

Katya Balen, Angela Harding (Illustrator)
Hardcover
£12.99

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

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”

P.J. O’Rourke