It’s Black History Month over in the States this February! Black authors deserve highlighting whatever the month, but we thought this would still be a good time to point to some books that cover a breadth of African American history, … Continue reading A Celebration of African American History, Culture and Politics through 10 Unique Books
Oh, the Banshees… What’s not to love? Emerging writers? Check. Strange and bizarre while poignant and thoughtful? Check. With story-telling at its heart that opens conversation, immerses the reader, and challenges convention? Check, check, check! Without further ado, we’d like … Continue reading Indie Sweetheart: you didn’t know that you need to know Banshee Press
A classic manga from the creator of Flowers of Evil and Blood on The Tracks. Continue reading Sweet Poolside review – an early manga from Shuzo Oshimi.
As in the epigraph from Franz Kafka, “to write prescriptions is easy, but to come to an understanding with people is hard.” And so it goes in our February Book of the Month, Tell Her Everything, the third novel by … Continue reading TELL HER EVERYTHING — February Book of the Month
48 small presses from across the UK and Ireland have been named regional and country finalists of The British Book Awards 2023 Small Press of the Year award. This award aims to celebrate the independent presses delivering on innovation and … Continue reading And the regional finalists for the British Book Awards are in!
We’re so used to commercialised Valentines’ day — shiny pink and purple plastic hearts, tacky little stuffed bears, and the same chocolates repackaged in shiny, red boxes. But those things don’t cut through to the heart, do they? Between rushing … Continue reading A Refreshing and Honest Look at Love — Inside Love Story: new photography on love and intimacy from Hoxton Mini Press
Our relationship with ourselves is our longest — and least avoidable — so investing any self-love in ourselves is never wasted and ultimately necessary to lead a happier life! This blog is your heart-shaped key to finding the latest and … Continue reading A dozen Empowering Titles to Spread the Love All About You — Self-love guides to Boost Yourself This Valentines Day
Our Graphic Novel of The Month for February is a modern take on the original vampire story. Continue reading Carmilla: The First Vampire – February Graphic Novel of The Month.
It’s that time of year. Paper hearts are being strung in the windows of shopfronts, cinemas are screening classic romances, and restaurants are fixing a special menu. You might be out celebrating with a loved one, or celebrating yourself, or … Continue reading 10 Love Stories From Around The World
Yes, yes, yes, we all love a novel here and there, but sometimes you want something quick and punchy that is meaningful in its economy. That’s what we love about short story collections — it’s not what’s said but what … Continue reading Read Smart, Not Hard: Read more for less with these upcoming short story collections