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


Ali Smih

Summer

The unmissable finale to Ali Smith’s dazzling literary tour de force: the Seasonal quartet concludes in 2020 with Summer In the present, Sacha knows the world’s in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble. Meanwhile the world’s in meltdown – and the real meltdown hasn’t even started yet. In the past, a lovely summer. A different brother and sister know they’re living on borrowed time. This is a story about people on the […]

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 […]

Chris Ware

Rusty Brown

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Drei Väter

Wir gratulieren: “Drei Väter” ist Preisträger des erstmals vergebenen Schweizer Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis 2020. Die Jury […]

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 […]

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 […]