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New - Local Books

Books about Liverpool & the North West, and books by local writers - brand new titles and lots of old favourites (browse related category Local Interest )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Head North: A Rallying Cry for a More Equal Britain - by Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram - £22.00
Gordon Brown: ‘A path-breaking book by two dynamic leaders working to transform the North of England, and whose ideas on the future deserve all our attention.’  The Observer: ‘Not since Tony Blair 30 years ago have politicians advocated ... more

Tam Lin of the Winter Park - by Eleanor Rees - £12.00
A collection of posthuman lyric poems which emerge from writing in situ in an urban parkland in Liverpool, as well as on the shores of the river Mersey, the Wirral peninsula and Ynys Mon (Isle of Anglesey). The poems expand into the otherworld beyond ... more

A -Z Liverpool Hidden Walks: Discover 20 Routes in and Around the City - by Claire E Rider and Neil McDonald - £6.99
Discover hidden gems around Liverpool with 20 walking routes.   Featuring 20 walks in and around the city, including lesser-known circuits and details on popular walks. Accompanied by guided walking instructions and written by a local expert, ... more

Letters to Gil - by Malik Al Nasir - £9.99
"A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure"(Irenosen Okojie) Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir's profound coming of age memoir - the story of surviving physical and ... more

Georgian Liverpool - by Hugh Hollinghurst - £15.99
The history of Georgian Liverpool through its buildings. All those interested in the history of Liverpool will find this a fascinating exploration of the Georgian heritage of this city.   Liverpool grew rapidly in the Georgian period as it ... more

The Cosmopolitan City - by Paddy Wailey-Hammett - £8.99
"It takes a brave person to write about Everton and Liverpool football clubs with such passion in the same book. To mix it with Poems and Images of Street Art in areas of such tribal passion is bordering on the insane - but that is precisely the poin ... more

The Talk Of Liverpool: 33 Years of Conversations With My Heroes (and Some Villains!) - by Paddy Shennan - £16.99
The Talk of Liverpool is a unique record of life in one of the world’s most talked about cities across four headline-making decades.  Paddy Shennan covered the biggest subjects and talked to people who dominated Merseyside life between the ... more

Six for Gold - by Various authors - £3.99
One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a story never to be told.   Six for Gold is an anthology steeped in yearning, sorrow, loss and grief. But throughout it all, the stories co ... more

Manchester Unspun: How a City Got High on Music - by Andy Spinoza - £12.99
At the end of the 1970s, Manchester seemed to be sliding into the dustbin of history. Today the city is an international destination for culture and sport, and one of the fastest-growing urban regions in Europe. This book offers a first-hand account ... more

George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle - by Philip Norman - £25.00
From the author of the million-copy selling Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation and the bestselling John Lennon: The Life comes a revealing portrait of George Harrison, the most undervalued and mysterious Beatle.   Despite being hailed as ... more

Comrades Come Rally! Manchester Communists in the 1930s & 1940s - by Mike Crowley - £15.00
Comrades Come Rally is a history of the Communist Party in Manchester revealed through the lives of rank and file members, through the struggle against mass unemployment, the fight against fascism in Britain and in Spain, to the election of the 1945 ... more

The Lost Album of The Beatles: What if the Beatles Hadn't Split Up? - by Daniel Rachel - £10.99
Daniel Rachel imagines what the next Beatles album might have been like, with painstaking detail and great stories’ – David Hepworth, The Guardian   ‘A fantastical journey through what might have been… Exciting and compelling.’ – C ... more

Chasing Tales: A Different Kind of Travel Book - by Ken Hopley - £19.95
Chasing Tales is the first-hand account of a working man's travels round some of the world's hottest spots - literally and metaphorically.   Written by Liverpool-born engineer, Ken Hopley, it spans his first sea-trip to Mexico in 1967 as a young M ... more

Surface/Below: A Collection of New Writing - by Various authors - £2.99
"By turns masterful, surprising and funny this collection of new Liverpool voices will keep you on your toes. Written under the altogether unreal conditions of a post-pandemic world, it reflects the best kind of artistic reaction to shared trauma, ma ... more

Love and Let Die: Bond, the Beatles and the British Psyche - by John Higgs - £10.99
‘Smart, analytical and enormously good fun’ Stuart Maconie, Mail on Sunday ‘Ingenious...conjures a whole cultural history of the past six decades’ The Spectator ‘Strikingly insightful... page after page of glorious anecdotes’ The i News ... more

Strings of Fate: an Anthology of Stories, Poetry & Script - by Various authors - £3.99
Strings of Fate is an anthology of stories, poetry, and script revealing a tangled web of heartbreak, inner battles, self-growth, and adventure. The experiences these new writers bring to their work, woven like strings through these stories, invite y ... more

Liverpool: A Memoir of Words - by Tony Crowley - £20.00
Included in the TLS Books of the Year 2023  Written by an author brought up in working-class Liverpool in the 1960s and 1970s, Liverpool: A Memoir of Words is a work of creative non-fiction that combines the study of language in Liverpool with so ... more

Merseyside at War 1939-45 - by Mike Royden - £14.99
Merseyside played a unique role during the Second World War, which directly led to the area being a major enemy target in an attempt to put the port completely out of action. Consequently, Merseyside became the most heavily bombed area outside of the ... more

The Social One: Why Jurgen Klopp was a Perfect Fit for Liverpool - by Marios Mantzos - £12.99
The Social One sets out why Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool Football Club are a match made in heaven. In 2015, a romantic German who had once dreamed of becoming a doctor found a pulse in the city of Liverpool and set about leading an intubated club back ... more

The Art of Liverpool FC - by Liverpool FC - £20.00
ART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL...  The modern era has brought an explosion of spectacular street-art celebrating all things Liverpool FC – from current stars to club legends and much-loved campaigners – while for years Anfield’s Spion Kop has ... more

Great War Britain Liverpool: Remembering 1914-18 - by Pamela Russell - £14.99
The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today.   Great War Britain: Liverpool offers a detailed insight into this great city and its people facing the challenges of wartime. This highly acc ... more

The Accidental Footballer - by Pat Nevin - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  ‘A heroic outsider – a pleasure to read.’ – The Guardian  ‘A fulsome evocation of football before the Premier League.’ – The i  ‘Such a good storyteller... joyous.’ – Financial ... more

Pastor Daniels Ekarte And The African Churches Mission: Liverpool 1931-1964 - by Marika Sherwood - £11.99
A young man arrived in Liverpool from Nigeria around 1915, expecting to find the streets paved with gold. The Dingle area of Toxteth he settled in was instead depressed, poor, racist, and to his mind, ungodly. In 1931, he founded the African Churches ... more

Where There's Muck, There's Bras: True Stories of the Amazing Women of the North - by Kate Fox - £9.99
From rebels to writers, athletes to astronauts, join Kate Fox takes on an entertaining and eye-opening journey through the lives of these extraordinary women whose lives and achievements have too long been hidden.  From Cartimandua, the forgo ... more

Manchester unspun: Pop, Property and Power in the Original Modern City - by Andy Spinoza - £20.00
At the end of the 1970s, Manchester seemed to be sliding into the dustbin of history. Today the city is an international destination for culture and sport, and one of the fastest-growing urban regions in Europe. This book offers a first-hand account ... more

Locks - by Ashleigh Nugent - £16.99
'Blends humour and introspection, poetry and the poignant' - Derek Owusu 'Irreverent, authentic and utterly enthralling. A wonderful book' - Jimmy McGovern  ‘1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an ... more

The Universe Remembers - by Various authors - £3.99
The Universe Remembers is a collection that plays with fantasy, love, memory, grief, and a sprinkling of revenge.  The characters in these short stories and poems are haunted by ghosts, abuse, regrets and what they have lost, yet these stories h ... more

Wally Brown: A Life - Born & Raised in Liverpool 8 - by Wally Brown - £12.00
Over ten years ago, Wally Brown sat down with a pen and paper to begin writing his memoirs – anything that he could remember of his life for the sake of his children and grandchildren so that they may know what life was like from his earliest years ... more

Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon - by Averil Mansfield - £20.00
'A great read. I am honoured to have worked with such a legend' David Nott 'A role model for women' Independent 'A wonderful read' Julian Fellowes 'Remarkable' Lauren Laverne 'Charming' Guardian   We were occasionally expected to travel by ... more

1981 - Black Liverpool Past and Present - by Jimi Jagne and Stephen Small, with a Preface by Pawlet Brookes - £10.99
1981 – Black Liverpool Past and Present is an insight into the history of Liverpool’s Black communities through the eyes of two Liverpudlians Jimi Jagne and Stephen Small.   Centred around the 1981 Uprising as a pinnacle moment, Jagne and Sma ... more

Open the Cage, Murphy! Further Savage Adventures... - by Paul O'Grady - £10.99
From Britain's most beloved TV star, Open the Cage, Murphy is an action-packed roller-coaster ride through a decade of Paul O'Grady's life, stuffed full to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and outrageous one-liners.  A must r ... more

Toxteth 1890. Lancashire Sheet 113.02a. Coloured Edition (Facsimile of old Ordnance Survey Map) - by Introduction by Kay Parrott - £4.00
Alan Godfrey Maps have published three versions of this map, showing how the area developed across the years. This 1890 version is in full colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.   The maps cover a busy area of south ... more

Bricks, Stones and Straw: Working Horses in Liverpool - by Peter Sleeman - £15.99
The relationship between humans and horses has played a vital role in shaping our towns and cities. This book offers a fascinating insight into the history of working horses in Liverpool.   Working horses have been part of the story of Liv ... more

Toxteth (Mill Street) 1847. Liverpool Sheet 39 (Facsimile of old Ordnance Survey Map) - by Introduction by Kay Parrott - £3.50
This very detailed map covers part of the Toxteth Park area.   Coverage stretches from Grafton Street eastward to Berkley Street, and from Upper Stanhope Street southward to Northumberland Street.   Features include St Patrick's RC Chapel, St ... more

Behind the Mask: A Collection of Stories from Frontline Workers - by Various authors - £3.99
After the Lockdowns and the doorstop applause for frontline workers came to an end, carers, warehouse workers, medical and mental health professionals came together with Writing on the Wall to share their experiences of working on the frontline durin ... more

Believe Us: The Inside Story of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool - by Melissa Reddy - £9.99
‘Our incredible story under a supreme manager shared in all its glory.’ Jordan Henderson  The definitive account of Jürgen Klopp’s astonishing revival of Liverpool Football Club.  FULLY UPDATED FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON  Liverpool F ... more

One Day in April - A Hillsborough Story - by Jenni Hicks - £9.99
On the morning of Saturday 15 April 1989, Jenni Hicks, her husband, and their two teenage daughters, Sarah and Vicki, went to watch a football match. That was to be their last day as a family. Sarah and Vicki didn't come home, and Jenni's world was c ... more

Different Voices Shared Lives: A Collection of New Writing from Voices Across Liverpool City Region - by Various authors - £3.99
Different Voices Shared Lives is a unique collection of writing by members of black, Asian and other racial minority communities from across the Liverpool City Region which offers new insights into the region’s culture and heritage. This book bring ... more

The North Will Rise Again: In Search of the Future in Northern Heartlands - by Alex Niven - £20.00
"Incorporating sharp questions and big ideas, Niven shifts deftly between history, politics, culture and literature to offer a fascinating and provocative analysis of the marginalisation of the North." ~ Madeleine Bunting, author of Labours of Love ... more

Pulp Idol Firsts 2023 - by Various authors - £4.99
Champion – Addae G   Runners Up – Chandana Das & Lee Stevenson  Finalists – Rachel Backland, Angela Cheveau, Patrick Graham, Matt Holland, Helen Jones, Phil Jones, Alisha Osman, Susan Stout & Amy Watkins.   Writing on the ... more

From the Ashes: New Writing Exploring Fantasy, Adventure & Revolution - by Various authors - £5.99
From the Ashes is an intricate tapestry of human experience told through stories, poetry, and scripts from WoW’s acclaimed Write to Work course.   Within these pages, the complexities of trauma, revolution, monsters and heroes are explored, ... more

Liverpool Irish Famine Trail: Revive - by Liverpool Irish Festival - £25.00
Historical, bold and purposeful, Liverpool Irish Famine Trail: Revive revisits the establishment of the Liverpool Irish Famine Trail; reviving sites of importance and detailing Ireland’s influence on Liverpool.   In 2021 Liverpool Irish Festiv ... more

The Greek Community of Liverpool: A History 1822-2022 - by S.B. Williams - £14.99
Liverpool is a cosmopolitan city populated by people and communities from all over the world. One of the least known components is the Greek community.   Greek people have created colonies and communities around Europe and the wider world since ... more

Stay: Stories from People in Covid-19 - by Various authors - £3.99
In the height of the pandemic, the most vulnerable members of our community were ordered to stay home and stay safe in isolation. They endured loneliness, heartbreak, and loss, and yet throughout it all they remained filled with hope for better days. ... more

Echoes: A Memoir Continued... - by Will Sergeant - £22.00
THE FOLLOW UP MEMOIR TO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, BUNNYMAN   Scenic Wye Valley isn’t the typical place for a rock story to begin, but when Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut album, Crocodiles, it was anything ... more

Central Liverpool 1906. Lancashire Sheet 106.14b (Facsimile of old Ordnance Survey Map) - by Introduction by Kay Parrott - £3.50
This map covers the heart of Liverpool, with coverage stretching from Albert Dock and the Pierhead eastward to Abercromby Square, and from St George's Hall southward to Upper Parliament Street.  It is a very busy map and the many features includ ... more

Pocket Rough Guide Liverpool: British Breaks - by Daniel Stables - £9.99
This expert-curated guide book to Liverpool shines a spotlight on a more unusual British city break, with a wealth of practical information on what to see and do. Each area or neighbourhood featured in this Liverpool travel guide is explored in-depth ... more

Always Red - by Len McCluskey - £12.00
Len McCluskey is the standout trade unionist of his era. Head of the giant Unite union for more than a decade, he is a unique and powerful figure on the political stage.  In this major autobiography, McCluskey throws back the curtains on life ... more

The Beatles 101: A Pocket Guide in 101 Moments, Songs, People and Places - by Vikki Reilly - £12.99
Not only a rock’n’roll group but a social and cultural phenomenon, The Beatles have captivated music fans for decades. For many, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr changed everything.   This guide distils the ... more

The Liverpool Lambs: The Role of the Liverpool Irish Volunteers in the Easter Rising - by Declan Doolin - £25.00
"I was born in Liverpool to Irish parents. My father was a Fenian and my Uncles were Fenians..."(Volunteer Joseph Gleeson [Easter 1916 Veteran]) The Easter Rising was an implosive rebellion that, although a failure, resulted in partial Irish indep ... more

Walking on Water Street: A Stroll Along the Original Shoreline of the River Mersey - by Graham Jones - £49.95
"I am astonished at the amount of research which you've put into this book, and written with such a lightness of touch."(Peter Elson, Blue Coat School Development Officer) "Thank you so much another wonderful production on a par with your book on ... more

Dipalo - by Lalu Mokuku and Ginni Manning - £9.99
Dipuo has always respected her Aunt Mmaletsatsi, a reputable human rights lawyer. Now an investigation by Mmaletsatsi leads her to Theko, the protege of the powerful and dangerous Pastor Sam. Consumed by his own power and wealth, Sam will do anything ... more

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