Like fruit from the trees | 30.9.16

There comes a moment (the end of September/beginning of October) when there seems to be a concerted effort for publishers to release all of their top new titles . . . and before you know it, like daddy long legs entering the house en masse, there are books everywhere.

The job of the bookseller is obviously to try and calculate which titles are the ones that will be in great demand and which are obscure but hugely interesting and those which may be all of the above but that do not fit in with the rest of a shop’s stock or with their customer base.

So the latest batch of new titles from Thames and Hudson, Ryland Peters Small and Prestel have just made their way on to our website . . . and there’ll be more to follow.


Among the highlights in my opinion are the new Ben Pentreath book, English Houses. It’s a very definitive style but oh so alluring.


There are great new cook books from Diana Henry and Shaun Hill – the latter is particularly well written, both the recipes themselves and his chat around food culture.


A glorious book about jewellery by two of Alex’s ex-colleagues at Sothebys.


And in the children’s book section great interactive pop up/out books from Thames & Hudson and a new Britta Teckentrup title, Oskar, from Prestel.