En Bref with Ryan Van Winkle

Next up in En Bref is the multi-talented poet, live artist, podcaster, and critic, Ryan Van Winkle. Who is your favourite novelist of all time? The first name that comes to mind is Philip Roth, though if you said ‘author’…

En Bref with Matt Haig

Hurrah! Matt Haig agreed to answer our questions for the second installment of En Bref. We loved meeting Matt last December when he came and did a brilliant event on The Humans—and also gave us an exclusive sneak preview of…

Bookshop Thermodynamics

by Tom le Weed Until Monday, having dealt with bookshops only as a customer, I thought of them simply as retail enterprises. How naive. Now that I have worked in one for the first time, I realise that a bookshop…

En Bref with Alex Christofi

Welcome to the first instalment of En Bref, a new series we’re launching especially for Le Blog, featuring mini bookish interviews with authors we love—and have managed to persuade to answer our questions! Up first we have Alex Christofi, brilliant…

Introducing... Message in a Bottle

Since the 1980s, bookshop visitors have been leaving messages—to readers, strangers, lovers—on our Mirror of Love (behind the red velvet drapes in the children’s section). Inspired by these countless little missives, and the fact we’re now shipping books overseas, we’ve…