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Hello Readers!

Autumn has officially arrived and we are hoping for a truly spoooooktacular October! Read on for details of our favourite new releases and for a taste of our freshly stocked Halloween shelves.

Hopefully you can come visit us soon but if you are staying at home then rest assured we haven't forgotten about you! 
We are still offering Free Local Delivery and are constantly updating our selection of books you can order online. 

Plans to offer longer Private Shopping sessions in the run up to Christmas (sorry for dropping the C-word so soon!) are coming together but you can still book a half-hour slot before 10am any day of the week in October. Get in touch for more information.


Looking for ways to order?
Shop online here 
Email us here bookshop@highlandbookshop.com
Give us a ring on 01397 705931

 
While we won't be celebrating Bookshop Day 2020 with the wild, star-studded party we had in mind, we hope to see at few of you in the shop on Saturday.

To tempt you we have these fabulous Limited Edition Charlie Mackesy designed tote bags we will be giving away Free with purchases over £60 (offer available in-store or online while stocks last on Saturday the 3rd of October)


We have a small number for sale on our website too.
Pre-Order yours here for £14.99
Book of the Month...

Book of the month is the venerable Ian Rankin
with his latest Rebus thriller:


A Song for the Dark Times
(A bit on the nose, eh?)

Click here for more information!

New & Upcoming Releases
 
Sarah-Lou is reading...

Funny Ha, Ha : 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written
Edited by: Paul Merton
(Oversized Paperback £15)

We could all do with a laugh right about now so this is a very well-timed paperback release & is the winner of The Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year. Featuring stories by Anton Chekhov, Ali Smith, P.G. Wodehouse and many, many more I'm reading one short story each evening to welcome the darker evenings and eke out the chuckles.
Kelsey is excited to start...

The Evening and the Morning
by Ken Follett
(Hardcover £25)

I love Ken Follett and the prequel to Pillars of the Earth is just what the doctor ordered. He always gives history a vivid and tactile feeling helped by a rich balance of characters and a great plot.

Cannot wait to start and will be sad when I have to finish!


 


Before the Coffee Gets Cold:
Tales From the Cafe

by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
(Paperback £8.99)

After reading Before The Coffee Gets Cold, I was completely enamored with this beautiful story and place, so I am looking for ward to dipping back into the coffee shop, and the lives of the people who wish to see or change their past.

 
Alice's top Autumn reads...

Piranesi
by Susanna Clarke
(Hardcover £14.99)

After reading a load of non-fiction I have a hankering for something spooky and mythical, and the long-awaited Piranesi will hopefully be just that! This work of supernatural, gothic fiction seems like the perfect novel to read as the leaves change and the nights draw in. 
 

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong
(Paperback £8.99)

I've been wanting to read this since it first came out in hardback last year! The novel takes the form of a letter written by Little Dog to his illiterate mother, tracing the sweeping impact of the Vietnam war to the secret revolutions in Little Dog's hidden life. Vuong is a poet first and author second, and I'm so looking forward to seeing how he blends the two forms together.
New in Non-Fiction
New in Fiction & Thrillers

Something for the Kids!
 
Shoe Wars
by Liz Pinchon

(Hardback £12.99)

The much loved author of the Tom Gates series has an awesome, hilarious and wonderful new book! And lucky us, the first 10 copies coming will be signed. 


This book comes out the 15th of October 2020. You can pre-order your copy on our website by clicking here! 

 
Ages 2-6
Ages 7-12
Highland Bookshop Reading Group

Our next meeting is the 12th of October

We are having our next Reading Group meeting via Zoom at 7pm on Monday the 12th of October! 

We will be discussing The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

To get involved make sure you join our Reading Group page on Facebook or simply reply to this email to be added to our dedicated mailing list.

 

Previous Book Group Choices...


Highland Bookshop Reviews
 
Braiding Sweetgrass
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

In a series of exquisite and moving essays, Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and a member of the Potawatomi Nation, explores ideas of nature and the natural world through a wholly unique, groundbreaking and well overdue perspective.

Reading that is a feast for the senses, an ode to the natural world, palpable, rich and warm 


You can read more of Kelsey's review of Braiding Sweetgrass by clicking here.
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