at 35 Commercial Street, Dundee, DD1 3DG United Kingdom
A relaxed and family friendly bookshop and café with a thriving events schedule. Come in and lose yourself in a good book!
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A massive thankyou to the herd of Doctor Seuss fans who headed instore this morning for some Bingo, treasure hunts and stories!
Good morning folks! Don't forget that we have our Doctor Seuss activity morning today from 10am! There's treasure hunts, colouring in, super storytime and Doctor Seuss bingo!
Calling All Barristas! We are looking for some experienced staff for our new Cafe W! There are several key positions available inluding manager as we are looking for some enthusiastic and dedicated folks to join our team! If you are interested, please bring in your CV with availability or email over a copy but please be quick as we will be starting interviews soon! Please note we cannot engage in conversation via Facebook and the cut off is the 17th of July.
Remember folks we are still recruiting for experienced Baristas to work in our lovely, new Cafe W which will be opening soon. Please hand your CV in store.
Good morning folks! Don't forget we've got our kids reading group starting this morning from 11am! Come along and chat about your favourite books with a piece of cake and decide on what book we are going to read over the next couple of weeks! Parents are more than welcome to join in and grab a free beverage from our impromptu coffee shop too!
Exciting news everyone! We've just got in One Punch Man volume 7!
Good morning folks! Looking for a fantastic kids book to start the holidays? Check out The Accidental Pirates Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers: Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past ...if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent every day since housekeeping for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter. But everything changes when Brine and Peter accidentally break the magician's starshell and need to flee the island. Lost at sea, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship the Onion. Before you can say 'pieces of eight,' they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, she may find out who her parents are and why they sent her out to sea. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It really could go either way. It's got pirates and magic all in one epic book! What more could you need to get your hols off to a good start!
Good morning folks! Don't forget we are running a Knights and Princesses activity morning today from 10am! There's going to be a treasure hunt, drawing competition and colouring in from 10am, super storytime at 11am and crown making at 11.30am! This is a free event and everyone is most welcome!
A massive, if somewhat hoarse thankyou from Hagrid the Witches and Wizards of Waterstones to the horde of witches, wizards and muggles who made this evening just so much fun! We can't wait for the chance to do it all over again at the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Huzzah! The utterly fascinating book, Eggs or Anarchy by William Stiwell has just arrived instore! Eggs or Anarchy is one of the great, British stories of the Second World War yet to be told in full. It reveals the heroic tale of how Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, really fed Britain. As a nation at war, with supply routes under attack from the Axis powers and resources scarce, it was Woolton's job to fulfil his promise to the British people, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in particular, that there would be food on the shelves each week. Persuading the public to not resort to the black market and to manage on the very limited ration was one thing, but Woolton had to fulfil his side of the bargain and maintain supplies in time of crisis. A grammar school-educated genius, he was a fish out of water in Churchill's cabinet and the PM himself doubted Woolton would survive due to the unstinting criticism he faced from colleagues, the press and public. This is the story of how he battled to save his own career while using every trick in his entrepreneurial book to secure supplies. He battled to outwit unscrupulous dealers on the black market streets of cities within the British Empire - such as Alexandria in Eygpt - persuading customs authorities to turn a blind eye to his import schemes. If Britain had gone hungry the outcome of the war could have been very different. This book, for the first time, finds out the real story of how Lord Woolton provided food for Britain and her colonies and discovers that for him there were days when it was literally a choice of 'eggs or anarchy'.
An awesome night of wizarding fun with a horde of tiny witches, wizards and muggles!
Good morning folks! Well the sun seems to have abandoned us but it is perfect weather for reading a book about exotic locales so whay not pick up a copy of the rather wonderful Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker: Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. When you descended towards a city, and arrived from the sky as effortlessly as daybreak. In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers, armchair and otherwise, all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love. A 2015 Book of the Year - The Economist, The New York Times, GQ and more. "A curious and articulate exploration of flying". (Guardian). "One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it's like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert - he flies 747s across continents - and a poet of the skies. This couldn't be more highly recommended." (Alain de Botton). Sunday Times Bestseller. Book of the Week on Radio 4.
Good morning folks! Looking for a good thriller for the hols? Take a peek at The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Noll: Her perfect life is a perfect lie ...Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiance. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts ...When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley school, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she's turned her life around since then. She'll even let the production company film her lavish wedding, the final step in her transformation. But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani's past threatens to come back and haunt her. And as her immaculate veneer starts to crack, she is forced to question: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for - or, will it at long last, set Ani free? Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll is an audacious, page-turning debut thriller that will appeal to fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Jodi Picoult. Now a New York Times bestseller, and optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon and her production partner Bruna Papandrea - in conjunction with Lionsgate films.
Agnes Gowans Darren Lafferty loads of new events coming up X
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A mighty thankyou to the herd of tiny knights and princesses who headed instore this morning! Stories were told, crowns of impressive size made and treasure hunted in cunningly concealed places!
Good morning folks! Don't forget that Kenny MacAskill will be discussing his book, The Lockerbie Bombing, The Search For Justice at the Central Library this evening from 6.30pm! Tickets are free and available from the library.