Our July distractions…..

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers. £8.99 paperback. 1957, the suburbs of South East London. Jean Swinney is a journalist on a local paper, trapped in a life of duty and disappointment from which there is no likelihood of escape. When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the […]

What we read in June

Dying in the Wool – Frances Brody – £8.99 paperback Yorkshire, 1922. Bridgestead is a quiet village. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens, except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again. Now Joshua’s daughter is getting married and wants one last attempt at finding her […]

What we read in May

The Mermaid of Black Conch, Monique Roffey, £8.99 paperback. Escape to the ocean this summer with the entrancing, unforgettable winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020. Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a sea-dweller that he never expected – Aycayia, […]

April’s reading list……..

Nick by Michael Farris Smith, £12.99 in hardback. Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby’s world, he was at the centre of a very different story – one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I. An epic portrait of a truly singular era and a […]

What we’ve read in March……

Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander, £16.99 Hardback Seventh Seltzer has done everything he can to break from the traditions of the past, but in his overbearing, narcissistic mother’s last moments, she whispers in his ear the two words he always knew she would: ‘Eat me’. This is not unusual, as the Seltzers are Cannibal-Americans, […]

What we read in February

Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, heads for occupied France on a dual mission – officially, to run a simple errand for a British special operations group and unofficially, to search for her lover, an English airman missing in action. She travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing […]

What we’ve read this January……

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Queenie is a twenty-five-year-old Black woman living in south London, straddling Jamaican and British culture whilst slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white, middle-class peers, and to beg to write about Black Lives Matter. After a messy break […]

Read all about it!

You can read all about us during lockdown in these great article in the Yorkshire Post: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/meet-owner-independent-bookshop-yorkshire-dales-has-bucked-trend-and-become-heart-community-3115050?fbclid=IwAR1zoHg1K2NiUDhxyLsy8joptm7BS0Fq3UWuKIHcr1W74MGJUnrBLGPyTWk

Events in a troubled climate

When Limestone Books opened, we had high hopes of running and supporting bookish events throughout the year. As we all know, Covid has made this impossible for the time being, but always ones to look on the bright side, we thought we’d take a look back at what we did manage to achieve in our […]

We are 1 year old – happy birthday to us!!!!

Can you believe we opened our doors a year ago? Neither can we! And what a first year it’s been. We’ve had some amazing highs. Our very first day, with local authors Diane Allen, Julia Chapman and Leah Fleming, will always be special to us. It was incredible to have their support, and their enthusiasm […]