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New SF/F Arrivals
Blog , Featured / January 29, 2021

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 very excited about this book, as I managed to preorder a paperback copy whenever I first heard about it, and then also ordered a copy last week in anticipation of its publication next week! Guess this one is moving to the top of by TBR list…  Does she owe her life to those planning her death . . . Csorwe was raised by a death cult steeped in old magic. And on her fourteenth birthday, she’ll be sacrificed to their god. But as she waits for the end, she’s offered a chance to escape her fate. A sorcerer wants her as his assistant, sword-hand and assassin. As this involves her not dying that day, she accepts. Csorwe spends years living on a knife-edge, helping her master hunt an artefact which…

Rachel’s Top Unread Fantasy Books 2020
Blog , Featured / January 20, 2021

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 captivating epic fantasy bursting with intrigue and ambition, questioned loyalties, and broken magic.  ‘Guard the tower, ward the stone. Find your answers writ in bone.Keep your trust through wits or war–nothing must unseal the door.’ Deep within Gloamingard Castle lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years. As Warden, Ryxander knows the warning passed down through generations: nothing must unreal the Door. But one impetuous decision will leave her with blood on her hands–and unleash a threat that could doom the world to fall to darkness. Book One of The Gate of Secrets CHF 14     Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Morenoo-Garcia The Jazz Age is in full swing,…

Rachel’s Top Unread Sci-Fi Books 2020
Blog , Featured / January 16, 2021

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 to the general public from next week, we are still open for orders, and are happy to send books to you by post, or you can come to the bookshop to collect orders that have been made in advance (Click and Collect – for further information, click here).   Without further ado, in no particular order, here are some of my top unread sci-fi picks of 2020:   Planetfall by Emma Newman Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to…

Home Deliveries / Ordering
Blog , Featured / March 11, 2020

The bookshop is now open, from 10am-6pm, Monday through Saturday, however you can still order books for delivery through us.  24-Hour Book Service Two of our local suppliers can deliver books to the bookshop in 24 hours if you order before midday. Otherwise, we can normally order books and receive them in about a week. If you have books to order, then please contact us with the titles and we will reply with a quote. The fastest way to get a response is to use the contact form. However, we also reply to WhatsApp messages and telephone calls. Deliveries We offer free deliveries on orders throughout Switzerland of CHF 40 or more. Orders of less than CHF 40 will be charged at cost price, unless: your book(s) weigh less than 250g each (in which case they will be sent as a letter and there will be no charge) Your order is slightly less than CHF 40 (for example, if your order if CHF 37, then the delivery fee will be calculated as CHF 3, even if the book(s) weigh more than 250g each) Online Catalogue We do not have an online catalogue of the books we have in stock. However,…

New Second-hand Book Room!
Blog , Featured / May 15, 2019

… and a sale! <<< You may have heard rumours about a new space for second-hand books in the bookshop, and I’m happy to announce that as of today it is open!   As part of our great reorganising, we have two bookcases full of select second-hand books that are on sale 3 for CHF 5.  >>>     In honour of our new space, we’re also extending the 3 for CHF 5 sale to all smaller A-format second-hand books, as well as 3 for CHF 5 on all second-hand Children’s and YA/Teen Fiction! Come check out our new space and score some deals! The sale will run for a minimum of two weeks.

10 Years of Books Books Books!
Blog , Event , Featured / October 20, 2018

Cast your mind back 10 years to when the global financial crisis hit, when America took North Korea off its list of terrorist countries, and Kim Kardashian chose a new dress. Lost amongst these headlines was the news that Lausanne had a new English bookshop. Situated in a converted fitness studio in the Globus building and stocking 6,000 new books, Books Books Books opened its doors on 13th October 2008. Feels to me like a good time for a drink! Two even! We’re so excited, we’re having two parties to celebrate!   Friday, November 2nd  The first party will feature Richard Williams, sometime founder of Holy Cow, now the owner of Blackbird and most recently author of Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave (Graffeg, 2018). While running his casual dining empire Richard found time to write his first novel, and it’s a good one.   Set in Little Emlyn, Pembrokeshire, it tells the story of how Mostyn, a farmer on the brink of bankruptcy, and Jethro, a young raver, decide to hold a rave to save Mostyn’s farm. But as young revellers begin to pour in from all corners of the county things do not go to plan; moneylenders, drug dealers, the county council and the…

Second-hand Book Sale!
Blog , Featured / June 11, 2018

Alright booklovers, it’s that time of year again! The time where we try to make some space on the shelves in anticipation of la rentrée scolaire…. So from today (Monday, June 11) until mid-July or so, our second-hand books are all on sale 2 for 1. That’s 2 books for CHF 5! So come browse our overflowing shelves and pick up some summer reads. We look forward to seeing you in the shop!