Bookshop @ 103 Gloucester Rd, Bristol

Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Yet another excellent book of stories on human rights hits shelves. Here I stand is a collection of  stories and poems on subjects which although written for children are quite hard hitting. It appeared in the Times on Monday as their Children’s Book of the Week but unlike many of the recent amnesty picture books this is not […]

The Bits in Books

The Bits in Books

A rare Titanic postcard turned up in the shop recently and raised £238.61 for Amnesty. Searching through the donations that come into the bookshop is often a delight. We get all sorts of books from brand new paperback fiction to antique tomes with gilded spines.   There is also a glimpse into people’s lives. Bookmarks, […]

Half Price Online Book Sale

Half Price Online Book Sale

We have literally thousands of lovely rare and collectible books for sale on AbeBooks and they are all half price for June 2016. For the whole of this month we have slashed the list prices to half of what they usually are so for valuable books that is quite a big discount. Whether you are […]

Half Term Sale: May 2016

Half Term Sale: May 2016

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

Many newspapers recently reported the death of Peggy Fortumn. The 96 year old, whose full name was Margaret Emily Noel Nuttall-Smith,  was the first illustrator to draw Michael Bonds much loved character Paddington Bear. A Bear Called Paddington was first published in 1958. Since then, Paddington has had many incarnations, including appearing on TV and in the […]

A Time to Sow

A Time to Sow

As we pass the spring equinox the time for getting out into the garden is nigh! After an abnormally mild winter,  blossom is starting to show and plants are starting to sprout new growth and the daffodils are out in force. Now is the time to get outside and start work in the allotment, garden, […]