Our, er, little horse says Happy Chinese New Year!


Two weeks of Chinese New Year begin today,  so we have a brand new display in our Languages department on the first floor. Come and have a look.

Aside from some excellent Chinese titles and our spectacular hanging dragon of joy (oh yes indeed), we have a couple of horsey friends to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

One is pictured here. It is a fierce horse. IT IS NOT A CUDDLY DONKEY.

Find them on our first floor display. Happy new year!

A #shelfie of our politics department (with a head-nod to ‏@bsfc_literacy!)


Our lovely Politics department – or at least, some of it – which you can find on our first floor near History and Philosophy.

We’d not thought of doing a “shelfie” before. Opportunist cash-in? Yeah, probably!

Tip o’ the hat to the Literacy Action Group for giving us the idea on Twitter.

Also, if you put extreme angles in your photos, it makes them arty, right?

Pictures of our @introducingbook Graphic Guide display (near the comfy sofa)

We have a new display of Graphic Guides by Introducing Books that covers everything from aesthetics to Žižek, passing chaos and logic on the way.

The series is on a 3-for-2 offer and the books can be found on the first floor, near the comfy sofa. Click the pics if you need them bigger.

Mmmmm. Comfy sofa…. *drools*

Disclaimer: please do not drool on (a) the sofa, (b) the Graphic Guides or (c) anything else.


Pictured: our display of Graphic Guides.


Pictured: the poster we made for the display.

Other uses for a @booksaremybag tote

Books Are My Bag orange display

Bookshops across the country are holding parties to celebrate the Books Are My Bag campaign, which encourages readers to show their love of books by supporting their local bookshop.

While we’ve not been able to put on a bash due to our preparations for freshers week, we did create this spectacularly orange display at the front of our shop. If it’s orange, it went on the display! We even have a couple of balloons outside. I know. Wild, right?

We’ve been giving out free tote bags all day, which has been a huge hit with customers. And we knew the day was worth it when a lovely customer came into the shop to buy a book because they heard we were backing the campaign.

It’s all gone rather well… even if we did bemuse the official campaign on Twitter…

(Can’t view this Storify? Click here.)