Start Today #2: Paris on Two Wheels

Start Today #2: Paris on Two Wheels

One of the first things I did after moving to Paris was to acquire a bike—a vintage Motobecane, golden-hued and beautiful, that was later, sadly, crushed by a delivery van . . .  though fortunately I wasn’t on it at the…

The True Cost of Eating

The True Cost of Eating

From farm to fork or plot to plate, many of us have lost touch with how our food is produced. With increasing droughts, floods, rising temperatures and an ever-expanding global population, it has never been more important to understand the…

Start Today #1: Coffee Cups & Compost

Start Today #1: Coffee Cups & Compost

This is the first in a series of articles about the efforts we’re making at S&Co to reduce the ecological footprint of the bookshop and café. Our passionately eco-minded bookseller Karolina meets with Maiwenn, the café manager, to discuss recent…

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

 Sy Montgomery is a naturalist who has spent much of her life surrounded by animals, either studying them or keeping them as company at her home. Beautifully illustrated by artist Rebecca Green, this memoir is an exploration into the land…

Live Lightly

Live Lightly

We have more stuff than we could ever need. Every year, TV reports about Black Friday suggest how far society has gone mad with accumulation. The planet is drowning in unnecessary objects and their attendant waste. This bookshelf explores the roots of…