Pile of Books Storefront

Dear friends of pile of books
after several weeks of handling your book orders we will be back in store for you! 
Reopening Wednesday, May 13th, noon  
We look forward to seeing you

Sincerely yours
Daniel & Vreni Nufer


Jonathan Coe

Mr Wilder & Me

In the heady summer of 1977, a naïve young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time she spends in this glamorous, unfamiliar new life will change her for good. While Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself is living with […]

Sinclair McKay

Dresden – The Fire and the Darkness

In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the ‘Florence of the Elbe’. Bombs weighing over 1,000 […]

Richard Ford

Sorry For Your Trouble

A woman and man, parted a quarter of a century, reunite in a bar in New […]

Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in […]

Zadie Smith

Grand Union

n the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day […]

Allison Moorer

Blood

The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter’s haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable […]

Jenny McCartney

The Ghost Factory

The Troubles made Northern Ireland a ghost factory: as the manufacturing industry withered the death business […]

Enno Reins

Die falsche Wahl

Es ist wieder mal Wahlkampf. Lozen Graham muss sich mit Provokateuren, Hackern und einem rechten Milliardär […]

Rebecca Makkai

The Great Believers

A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in […]

Ottessa Moshfegh

Death in her Hands

A triumphant blend of horror, suspense and pitch-black comedy, from the Booker-shortlisted author While on her […]

Graeme Thomson

Small Hours – The Long Night of John Martyn

Did any musician in the Seventies fly so free as John Martyn did on Bless The […]

Don DeLillo

The Silence

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people are due to have dinner […]

Siri Hustvedt

Memories of the Future

A provocative, wildly funny, intellectually rigorous and engrossing novel, punctuated by Siri Hustvedt’s own illustrations – […]

Patti Smith

Year of the Monkey

Following a run of New Year’s concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself […]

Hilary Mantel

The Mirror & the Light

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a […]

Peter Swanson

Rules for Perfect Murders

A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an […]

Kevin Barry

That Old Country Music

Since his landmark debut collection, There Are Little Kingdoms, and its award-winning sequel in 2012, Dark […]

Clair Wills

Lovers and Strangers

The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers – to rebuild, to fill […]

Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room

Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville […]

Lucia Berlin

Evening in Paradise

Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in Evening in Paradise Berlin […]

Ali Smith

Spring

From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to […]

Elif Shafak

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat […]

Simon Bajada

Baltic

Baltic showcases the food culture of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, three countries experiencing new energy and […]

André Aciman

Find Me

In this spellbinding new exploration of the varieties of love, the author of Call Me by […]

Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet

On a summer’s day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with […]

Frederick Taylor

1939

In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the […]

Tessa Hadley

Late in the Day

The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in this Sunday […]

Brandon Taylor

Real Life

Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working […]

Ali Smih

Summer

The unmissable finale to Ali Smith’s dazzling literary tour de force: the Seasonal quartet concludes in […]

Barack Obama

A Promised Land

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story […]

Andy Weir

Artemis

An adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science and the charm […]

Loudon Wainwright III

Liner Notes

Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr., is the patriarch […]

Prosperity Joy

Are The Planets Just For Decoration?

Are The Planets Just For Decoration? is fantastic reading filled with amazing insight and intuitive mastery. […]

Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

LATTICING one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality […]

Roddy Doyle

Love

‘A profound examination of friendship, romantic confusion and mortality’ John Boyne One summer’s evening, two men […]

Helen Lewis

Difficult Women – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as […]

Yotam Ottolenghi

Flavour

Flavour-forward, vegetable-based recipes are at the heart of Yotam Ottolenghi’s food. In this stunning new cookbook […]

Toni Morrison

The Source of Self-Regard

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays […]

Kristen Roupenian

You Know You Want This

From the creator of Cat Person – the first short story to go viral – comes […]

Naomi Wolf

Outrages

At once, dissent and morality, deviancy and normalcy, became modern legal concepts: if writers, editors, printers […]

Johnny Pitts

Afropean

Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple […]

Ted Gioia

Music – A Subversive History

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how […]

Marlon James

Black Leopard Red Wolf

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until […]

Dave Eggers

The Parade

From the bestselling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful […]

Regina Porter

The Travelers

Meet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but […]

T.C. Boyle

Outside Looking In

It is Harvard in the early 1960s. Just off campus, Dr Timothy Leary plays host for […]

Stephen Morris

Record Play Pause -Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist, Vol. 1

‘A unique and thoughtful musical memoir’ Observer ‘Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes […]

Benjamin Piekut

Henry Cow – The World Is a Problem

In its open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spontaneity, the British experimental […]

Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread

Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother […]

David Mitchell

Utopia Avenue

‘A stand-out triumph’ – The Sunday Times The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of […]

Keith Williams

James Joyce and Cinematicity

Investigates how the cinematic tendency of Joyce’s writing developed from media predating film First comprehensive consideration […]

Toby Litt

Patience

MEET ELLIOTT. Elliott is something of a genius. He is hugely intelligent. He’s an incredible observer. […]

William Boyd

Trio

It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert […]

Colin Asher

Never a Lovely So Real – The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

This definitive biography reclaims Nelson Algren as a towering literary figure and finally unravels the enigma […]

Colin Grant

Homecoming – Voices of the Windrush Generation

When Colin Grant was growing up in Luton in the 1960s, he learned not to ask […]

Max Porter

Lanny

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live […]