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Click and Collect During the Lockdown

While the bookshop is closed until 1st March, students can come directly to the shop to collect books ordered by their teachers. It is also possible to make and pick up orders. Contact us in the usual way to make an order or ask for a quote. We can also deliver books to you. Delivery is free for orders over CHF 40. We will be open for Click and Collect non-stop Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm...

Livres scolaires

Sur ordre des autorités fédérales, nous sommes fermés jusqu’à 1 mars. Toutefois, il est possible de venir chercher les livres scolaires et universitaires commandés à l’avance par vos professeurs (Click and Collect). Nous ne pouvons accepter qu’un seul client à la fois. Veuillez donc vous présenter à la librairie en connaissant le nom de votre professeur et le titre(s) du livre(s) dont vous avez besoin. Nous s...

Interview with Caroline Bishop about her debut novel The Other Daughter

I spoke to Swiss-based author Caroline Bishop on the publication day of her debut novel The Other Daughter. Caroline is a journalist, editor and now author. Her book tells the story of two women working in Switzerland 40 years apart. Sylvia visits Switzerland in 1976 to cover the feminist revolution taking place after women were granted the vote. Jess arrives in Lausanne in 2016 with a mission of her own. The book is published today and...

Rachel Recommends

Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi   Well booklovers, following my posts about my top unread books of last year, it made me really want to dive right in, so I started with The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda Hall. It was a beautiful book (not to mention a gorgeous cover!) and felt like a fairy tale. It’s classed as YA, but I whole-heartedly recommend it, no matter what your age. Sometimes YA books can feel a bit too… YA, b...

Interview with award-winning Irish Writer Paul Lynch

I had the pleasure of speaking to Morges Book Festival regular and award-winning writer Paul Lynch. Paul is the author of four novels. His debut, Red Sky in Morning was followed by The Black Snow, Grace and Beyond the Sea, which was published by Oneworld in 2019. His fiction has won numerous prizes and his journalism has been publishes in The Sunday Times and The Irish Times. Another Morges Book Festival regular, Michelle Bailat-Jones...

Interview with Clare O’Dea about her new novella ‘Voting Day’

I caught up with Clare O’Dea to talk about Voting Day, her novella published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of women’s sufrage in Switzerland. The story is set in 1959 on the day of the first referendum on women’s suffrage. While women did not get the vote, the events of that day changed her characters’ lives forever. Clare lives in Fribourg and is the author of ‘The Naked Swiss’ and ‘T...

New SF/F Arrivals

Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy   Hey booklovers, while the bookshop is closed for browsing, that hasn’t stopped me from ordering in new and exciting books for our stock (and more than a little bit for me, as our sci-fi/fantasy section is basically my glorified TBR list)! These new books are a mix of new releases, and newly-recommended-to-me titles.   Fantasy   The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood  I’m apparently v...

Rachel’s Top Unread Fantasy Books 2020

Continuing on from last week’s post about the top science fiction picks from last year that I haven’t managed to read yet, here’s my list of top fantasy books that I haven’t gotten to! There are two YA fantasy titles at the end that also look like excellent general fantasy books. In no particular order:   The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso One woman will either save an entire continent or completely destroy it in a captiv...

Rachel’s Top Unread Sci-Fi Books 2020

Well, once again we come to the start of a new year, and there are many books that I discovered last year, but didn’t find the time to read! This list is some of the top books that I haven’t found time to read yet. They’re not necessarily all books that were published last year, but they’re books that I stumbled across and ordered for the bookshop in the past year, and am excited about reading! While the bookshop will be closed ...

What Rachel’s Reading

Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Superhero   Well booklovers, I finally got my most-anticipated book of 2020 this month, Brandon Sanderson’s Rhythm of War, book 4 of the Stormlight Archive. This is my favourite epic book series, and this volume didn’t disappoint! I’ve been restraining myself from rereading it again immediately – I’m saving that for Christmas! If you like epic fantasy and haven’t heard of Brandon Sanderson, ...