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pile of books back in Wiedikon

As the renovation of the building Zentralstr. 16 will soon  be completed I will leave my temporary location by the end of this month. So pile of books will be closed for rearrangements from Saturday, 30 January 2016 – Friday, 5 February 2016. During this period of time I’ll be ready for orders by email or phone and deliveries. From Saturday, 6 February 2016 pile of books, Zentralstr. 16, 8003 Zurich will be open: Tue – Fri 10 a.m. – […]

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Holidays 2015/2016

pile of books closed December 25 – January 4 Happy New Year!

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Caitriona Lally

Eggshells

Vivian doesn’t feel like she fits in – never has. She lives alone in a house […]

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Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings

In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill […]

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Mick Wall

Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre

In 1971, Jim Morrison was found dead in a club toilet in Paris. He was 27 […]

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Patti Smith

M Train

From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, […]

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David Cavanagh

Good Night and Good Riddance

Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain is […]

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Helen Simpson

Cockfosters

Cockfosters is a funny, frank and forceful story collection dealing with ageing, ambition and the patterns […]

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Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and […]

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Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson’s first travel book for fifteen years – a brand new journey around Britain. Once […]

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Donal Ryan

A Slanting of the Sun

An old man looks into the fearful eyes of a burglar left to guard him while […]

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Edmund de Waal

The White Road

‘Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first’ A handful of […]

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John Irving

Avenue of Mysteries

John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and […]

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Alison Baillie

Sewing the Shadows Together

Can you ever get over the death of your sister? Or of your best friend? More […]

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Deep South

Acclaimed and beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to his own country – America […]

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Ian Rankin

Even Dogs in the Wild

Retirement doesn’t suit John Rebus. He wasn’t made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a […]

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Carly Simon

Boys in the Trees

Simon’s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of […]

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Sara Baume

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a different kind of love story. A misfit man […]

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Richard Bradford

The Importance of Elsewhere – Philip Larkin’s Photographs

The most widely read British poet of the twentieth century, Philip Larkin was also a keen […]

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Christopher Bray

1965 – The Year Modern Britain Was Born

There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 – and they are not the same […]

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Notes from the Velvet Underground – The Life of Lou Reed

Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was best known to the general public as the grumpy […]

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Kristin Hersh

Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving up Vic Chesnutt

A haunting ode to a lost friend, this memoir by the acclaimed author of Rat Girl […]

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Garth Risk Hallberg

City on Fire

New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s […]

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A.E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. […]

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Adam Sisman

John LeCarré – The Biography

Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le […]

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Edna O'Brien

The Little Red Chairs

Ten years on from her last novel, Edna O’Brien reminds us why she is thought to […]

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Tony Judt

When the Facts Change – Essays 1995 – 2010

A great thinker’s final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author […]

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Chrissie Hynde

Reckless – My Life

By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the […]

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Mich Houghton

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn – The Biography of Sandy Denny

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn tells the story of Sandy Denny, one of the greatest British […]

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Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an […]

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David Mitchell

Slade House

Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the […]

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Jim Shepard

The Book of Aaron

A lauded ‘masterpiece’ that tells with compassion and humour the story of Janusz Korczak, a hero […]

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Steve Silberman

Neurotribes

What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of […]

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Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things

The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture […]