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The Times They Are A-Changin’ –

From 24 September 2015 the house on Zentralstrasse 16 will be completely renovated and I must put most of my stock into storage for a few months.   From 1st October 2015 pile of books has a new address: NordSüd publishers Heinrichstr. 249 8005 Zurich.   I will be available to you there with a selection of new releases and a small backlist. Orders can be placed and picked up on site. There is still the possibility to place orders on my homepage. […]

Caitriona Lally


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

Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings

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

Mick Wall

Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre

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

Patti Smith

M Train

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

David Cavanagh

Good Night and Good Riddance

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

Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

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

Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling

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

Donal Ryan

A Slanting of the Sun

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

Edmund de Waal

The White Road

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

John Irving

Avenue of Mysteries

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

Alison Baillie

Sewing the Shadows Together

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


Deep South

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

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 […]

Carly Simon

Boys in the Trees

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

Christopher Bray

1965 – The Year Modern Britain Was Born

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


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 […]

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 […]

Garth Risk Hallberg

City on Fire

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

A.E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

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

Adam Sisman

John LeCarré – The Biography

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

Edna O'Brien

The Little Red Chairs

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

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 […]

Chrissie Hynde

Reckless – My Life

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

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me

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

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 […]

Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last

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

David Mitchell

Slade House

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

Jim Shepard

The Book of Aaron

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

Steve Silberman


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

Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things

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