You know when you go into a bookshop and you look at all those lovely books on the shelves. I always think it's important to recognise some old familiar titles, when you do this. It puts you at your ease, and makes you more likely to spend time looking through the rest of the selection the bookshop has.
When we first opened the huge corporate monster that is The Big Green Bookshop, one of the things we wanted to do was find books that deserved to be stocked but for some reason were no longer seen so much on the shelves of the bigger shops.
Things like (in no particular order), The Bone People by Keri Hulme, Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner, books by Margaret Drabble, Nancy Mitford,Ngaio Marsh and Georges Simenon, The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, the Professor Branestawm books (until the Christmas special on the telly), Olga Da Polga, The Highwayman by Noyes and The Giant Jam Sandwich.
Anyway, we'd like your help please. We'd like to revisit this and reintroduce some "lost" gems to our bookcases.
Can you suggest books that you don't see so much in bookshops any more that you think deserve a place?
If we get enough suggestions, we'll put together a promotion to display in the shop.