Booker Prize Longlist & Summer Reads🌞

The 13 titles up for this year’s Booker were announced this week- shop them here

Also- take a look at our summer reading recommendations:

To Escape 🌞: Stories from the beach, adventures in Crete, romance in the Tamar Valley… our list of escapist titles has everything you could want for uplifting, feel-good summer reads.

Shop Escapist Summer Reads

To Thrill 😱: New releases from Mark Billingham, James Patterson, Janice Hallett, Lisa Taddeo and more make up our selection of thrilling page-turners for this summer.

Shop Thriller and Crime Books

To Absorb 🧐: Nominees for the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Costa Awards all feature in this list of absorbing tales.

Shop Absorbing Summer Reads

To Inspire 💡: Inspirational writing on nature, our ancestral history, Feminism and magic are included in this assortment of books to inform and entertain.

Shop Inspiring Summer Books

Happy reading!

July Events with Brit Bennett and Claudia Winkleman✨

Join two wonderful online events this July:

7th July: Claudia Winkleman

In Quite, Claudia shares her observations on topics such as the importance of melted cheese, why black coats are vital, and how nurses are our most precious national treasure. Hear her talk about all this and more with Emma Freud on the 7th.

To attend, pre-order Quite in paperback here

13th July: Brit Bennett

Described as an ‘utterly mesmerising novel’ by Bernardine Evaristo, The Vanishing Half tells the story of estranged twin sisters who live very different lives, each with a different racial identity that soon unravels. Brit will be discussing the influences that helped shape the book, and her own upbringing in Southern California.

To attend, order The Vanishing Half here

If you buy either of these books from Book Stop by phone (01822 617244), email ( or from our online shop, you will be emailed a link to the relevant event on the day- see you there!

Independent Bookshop Week 19th-26th June📚💗

Come and have a browse in Book Stop and get staff recommendations, vouchers and more!

Can’t make it to Tavistock? Take a look at our online shop

We also have two fantastic online events coming up featuring four authors shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards:

22nd June, 7pm
An event on the theme of “Family”:
Sarah Moss and Ingrid Persaud will be talking about their books Summerwater and Love After Love 

24th June, 7pm
An event on the theme of “Childhood”: 
Grace Dent
and Lemn Sissay will be discussing their memoirs Hungry and My Name is Why

Access to these events is free when you buy a copy of any of the books above from us. You can buy these from Book Stop in store, by phone (01822 617244) or email (, or from our online shop and will be emailed a link to the event on the day.

📚Father’s Day Books🎁

Take a look at our list of perfect Father’s Day gifts for this Sunday. Including new novels, inspiring nature writing, intriguing history books and more, we have a great selection of titles to say thank you on the 20th!

Shop Father’s Day Books 📚

You can order these titles from us by phone (01822 617244), email ( or from our online shop.

QI Elves Event: 7th June at 7pm

Come along to this fantastic online event with the clever clogs behind QI’s questions, talking about their new book, just out in paperback, Funny You Should Ask. Join Andrew Hunter Murray, Anne Miller and James Rawson for an evening that will be unashamedly brainy, intriguing and funny.

To attend, buy your copy of Funny You Should Ask from us by phone (01822 617244), email ( or through our online shop, and you will be emailed a link to the event on the 7th.

🌞Explore the UK This Summer 🧳

“I read; I travel; I become”
― Derek Walcott

Take a look at our list of titles to suit all adventurous appetites: whether you’re a cyclist, a swimmer or a kayaker; planning your route on foot or by caravan; looking for a city break, a cosy country getaway or a wild camping experience- we have you covered. Happy travels!

Shop Our UK Travel Guides🥾🚴‍♀️🧳

If you are still itching to travel a little further, we have 25 new titles to transport you from the comfort of home across the globe – and beyond:

Shop Our Travel Novels 🌎📖

You can buy all of these books from Book Stop by phone (01822 617244), email ( or through our online shop.

Online Event with Anna Jones

Join bestselling food writer, stylist, cook and author Anna Jones as she discusses the elements behind her book One Pot, Pan, Planet, and the ways to cook now: quickly, sustainably and stylishly...

How to Attend the Event:

  • Buy your copy of One Pot, Pan, Planet from us by phone (01822 617244) or email ( and you will receive a link to the event on the day.
  • Alternatively, purchase your copy from our online shop and receive a link to the event on the day.
  • The event is on 12th May at 7pmsave the date!

An Event and Our Recommendations for Earth Day 2021🌎🌱

On Earth Day, Thursday 22nd April, at 6.30pm, there will be a special event with author and Iceland MD Richard Walker in an online debate with naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham to discuss the role corporate activism should play in the fight against climate change.

To attend this event, buy your copy of Richard Walker’s The Green Grocer from us by phone (01822 617244) or email ( Alternatively, you can buy your copy from our online shop. You will receive a link to the event via email on the day.

Earth Day Reads: Take a look at our list of books on the wonders of our planet and what we can do to save it here .

Reopening Our Doors

We are really looking forward to reopening on Monday 12th April. We will be open from Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm and will be asking that our customers wear their masks in the shop and use the hand sanitiser provided. We will have screens and distancing stickers around the shop to ensure it is a safe and pleasant browsing environment for you.

If you can’t make it down to Book Stop, we are still operating a postal delivery service- just give us a ring on 01822 617244 and we can send your order to you.

You can also get books delivered to your door through our online shop – take a look here.

Thank you for all of your support over the lockdowns- we cannot wait to welcome you back!

Pre-Order Your Signed Copy of Richard Osman’s Forthcoming Book!

Richard Osman’s sequel to the bestselling The Thursday Murder Club, The Man Who Died Twice, is coming later this year…

It’s the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He’s made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians.

Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

Order your exclusive signed copy from us by phone (01822 617244) or email ( while stocks last. The Man Who Died Twice will be published on the 16th of September.

Haven’t read the first one? Pre-Order your signed paperback, coming out on the 13th of May, from us by phone or email!