Community trumps Amazon

You can help us beat Amazon to kindling! Our sales were 22% lower this February than last... and this, despite a supposedly recovering economy. Thank goodness for the strong community that's grown up around the bookshop; we've got a lot of faith … [Read more...]

Previously perused & priced right

Previously perused & priced right ALL USED BOOKS 20% OFF THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27th AT BIRD & BECKETT! It may soon be a bookworld without borders, but let’s do keep it a bookworld, shall we?  Throw your kindle on the fire and pull up … [Read more...]

books, ideas, insights: North Africa

Thinking about North Africa Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author of dozens of important and compulsively readable books and Nobel prize winner in 1988, is known for his masterwork, the three-volume Cairo Trilogy, completed in the 1950s; however, … [Read more...]