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Our selection of fiction (for adult readers)

Stuck for ideas of what to read next?

On the next few pages, we highlight a few of our favourite books - new and old - across a range of categories, including gifts for children, the best cookbooks, and the non-fiction standards that we have found interesting

We also highlight a few external reading lists below - while taking no responsibility for the suggestions they might lead you to!

Of course, if you are looking for suggestions on what to read or what to buy someone as a present, there's no substitute for coming into the shop, having a bit of a browse, and discussing what you are looking for with our knowledgeable staff!

Our selection of fiction (for adult readers)

Books for children and young adults

Non-fiction to captivate and educate!

Summer reading - picked by the authors themselves

Among the many "Books for the summer" selections in the weekend press recently, we like the idea in the Guardian's list - of books picked by leading authors as their recommendation for a good summer read. 

Reading recommendations for children and independent readers

The people behind World Book Day have put together a vast array of author recommendations and themed reading lists for everyone from early readers to more mature independent readers. 
CAUTION some book lists will not be appropriate for younger readers

Want to listen to an audiobook?

Barnett's has partnered with, which supports independent bookshops. You can buy your audiobooks through the Barnett's site on at

Children: If I loved { }, who do I read next?

The Book Trust have a wonderful list of suggestions for the books and authors that children should try

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