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Stay at home! – Read a book! As COVID-19 spreads — and is now officially
a pandemic — I am taking additional safety measures to protect our customers and myself.

I will temporarily close my store operations
at the end of business on
Saturday, March 14, 2020 through
Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

During these weeks I will gladly accept your
book orders by email info@pileofbooks.ch
I will deliver your books either personally or
by mail.

Thank you for your loyalty and patience. 


Hilary Mantel

The Mirror & the Light

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no […]

Julian Barnes

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, […]

Richard Bradford

Orwell – A Man of Our Time

As one of the most enduringly popular and controversial novelists of the last century, the 70th […]

Zadie Smith

Grand Union

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

Sean Brock

South

Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. And who better […]

Allison Moorer

Blood

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

Chris Ware

Rusty Brown

A major graphic novel event more than 18 years in progress: part one of the ongoing […]

Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

2016 Vineland Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems […]

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 […]

Arnod & Jenifer Favre

Swiss Fondue

The fine art of fondue in 52 tasty recipes Surprise your friends and loved ones with […]

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 […]

Roddy Doyle

Charlie Savage

Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy […]

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 […]

Margaret Atwood

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ian Rankin

In a House of Lies

IN A HOUSE OF LIES… Everyone has something to hide A missing private investigator is found, […]

Prosperity Joy

Are The Planets Just For Decoration?

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

Tommy Orange

There, There

Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and hoping to reconnect with her estranged family. That’s why […]

Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

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

Ann Petry

The Street

With a new introduction by TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage and winner of the […]

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 […]

Maaza Mengiste

The Shadow King

ETHIOPIA. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to […]

Enno Reins

Der letzte Dreck

Mehrere Prostituierte werden ermordet. Warum? Ist ihre brutale Zuhälterin ausgerastet? Sind sie ins Kreuzfeuer konkurrierender Motorradgangs […]

Paul Mason

Clear Bright Future

A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author […]

Toby Litt

Patience

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

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 […]