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The house of books

We are an independent chain of bookshops, run by a friendly and knowledgeable team who are more than happy to help with all your
book-related needs.

All of our books are carefully  handpicked. You will find the latest bestsellers and must-reads alongside high-quality remaindered books at excellent prices. We are also particularly proud of our ever-growing range of books for younger readers.

Come in to browse through our fantastic offers or just to say hello – we cannot wait to welcome you.

Recent News

And it was this time of the year again. The Pulitzer Prize winner have been announced for 2021.
 
Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer gave money in his will to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and establish the Pulitzer Prize. It allocated $250,000 to the prize and scholarships.He specified “four awards in journalism, four in letters and drama, one in education, and four traveling scholarships.” After his death on October 29, 1911, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded June 4, 1917. They are now announced in April.
 
Today the Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories.
 
Our favourites this year are the winners in Poetry, Fiction and Biography.

Winner Fiction

Winner Poetry

Winner Biography

Blind Date with a book

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“Blind Date with a Book” is a hand wrapped book, carefully curated from a wide range of popular genres that is tagged with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside. This curated collection includes everything from mystery, romance, classics, horror, adventure, science fiction to young adult.

Our ever growing selection of Blind Dates is available at all of our shops for £7.

Don’t miss the chance for a date of your dreams!

Chiltern Publishing at The House Of Books

Chiltern Publishing was formed in 2018. Their vision: to create the most beautiful classics, inspired by Jane Austen’s original books. Their goal: using a perfect mix of tradition and the very latest in printing techniques. The size and format of the Chiltern Editions are the original format of Jane Austen books. The publishers themselves are saying:

“With wonderfully detailed covers, sparkling guilt edges, creamy pages and stitched binding they are the most beautiful classics ever published.”

All 24 Chiltern Classics and their notebooks are available in our shops.

 

Classics

Notebooks

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