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The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers: a meditation on the importance of books for intellectual development and the need to filter the everyday information

Oliver Jeffers, The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Published 2006 by Harper Collins, 32 p

Following Oliver Jeffers’s literary activity I understood one significant thing – no matter what he writes about, at a certain point he will return to writing about books, about their essential significance in our lives and about the way they shape humanity. 336 more words

Early Reader Books (ages 5-7)

Book of the Week: Perfect Little World - Kevin Wilson

Let me preface this review by saying readers love Kevin Wilson. Over the last five years a season has rarely gone by that a bookseller hasn’t asked when the author of the… 806 more words


Suspense Fiction Short Take: Her Every Fear - Peter Swanson

Swanson is a house favorite. He writes elegant, old fashioned commercial suspense that draws from the Hitchcock and Highsmith playbook. Marked by surprising twists and turns, this new one starts as an updated take on… 195 more words


Nonfiction Short Take: The Spider and the Fly - Claudia Rowe

This is an ambitious if not completely successful attempt to marry the exploration of a horrific and bizarre series of murders to an introspective examination of the author’s own obsession with the case. 438 more words


Publicity: Audacity - Jonathan Chait

This will be on most bookstore front tables this week and offers an attractive alternative for customers looking for a way to avoid next weekend’s inauguration coverage. 129 more words


Publicity: The Little Book of Hygge - Meik Wiking

Last week a store buyer and I were talking about the unexpected popularity of last year’s The Nordic Theory of Everything and concluded that it might have foreshadowed the popularity of the current wave of books on hygge. 126 more words


#CoverReveal: The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt @AvonBooksUK @HelenaSheffield

eBook & Paperback publishes 23rd February 2017

‘A stunning read from a superb storyteller.’ Clare Mackintosh


What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed? 144 more words