Friday, January 02, 2015

Forgotten Books


 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. 

Thanks.



7 comments:

mskahoward said...

I'd love to see Callahans Crosstime Saloon by Spider Robinson - with the rest of the series on the shelf next to it :-)

Poacher said...

The Borribles, more Henry Green, Magic and Mystery in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel.

Chris Jones said...

Anything by Henry Treece, or Alan Garner!

Anonymous said...

The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann because I've yet to meet a modern kid who's even heard of it. I'd say the House at World's End quartet by Monica Dickens (Charles Dickens' granddaughter!) because it's so wonderful but I think it's out of print.

Simon Key said...

Thanks for the replies. I shall order up copies of the ones that are available.

Ren said...

Nature through the Seasons. Loved that as a kid.

David Clough said...


What Chris Jones (above) said -

Plus anything by Rohan O'Grady, Su Walton.