The Margate Bookshop Newsletter I

Welcome to the first newsletter!

Happy New Year from The Margate Bookshop! Speaking of resolutions... I've finally gotten around to sorting a regular newsletter. This will definitely be a monthly, and potentially more frequent affair. Book recommendations from myself and friends of The Margate Bookshop, new titles added to the online shop, and news of upcoming events will all be presented here in one place. 

The past year has seen me grow my small business after launching in 2017. I've held a number of successful pop-ups, met many fellow booklovers, joined forces with new collaborators and I'm hoping to make 2019 the year in which I move the shop into a permanent space.  Currently, I have no events planned for January (keep an eye out on Instagram for new stock!) but there are definitely a couple of exciting projects in the pipeline.

New Stock and The Margate Bookshop Recommends:
Exposure by Olivia Sudjic
From Peninsula Press

Drawn in by its themes exploring the recent prominence of anxiety, the love/hate relationship with the visibility internet grants us and the new waves of feminism, I read Olivia Sudjic's essay last month. While Exposure does little to reassure, the writer's honesty is palpable as she attempts to process her own interior landscape, creating a thread between great female writers. BUY HERE
Insomnia by Marina Benjamin
From Scribe UK

“This is the song of insomnia, and I shall sing it”. In this truly gorgeous book, Marina Benjamin explores the phenomenon of sleeplessness, digging deep into her own experience and gathering references from literature, art, philosophy and psychology. The result is a pillow book of sorts, torn between the struggle of insomnia and an embracing of its potential creative force. BUY HERE
Currently Reading... The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
I'm currently reading Oliver Sacks' The River of Consciousness, a selection of the neurologist, physician, naturalist and author's essays, published shortly after his death in 2015. I've not read any of his work before and I wasn't quite sure where to start - so far this seems to be the perfect introduction to Sacks' unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections. On the subject of consciousness, neuroscience and curious associations between seemingly unrelated historical events, I recommend Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast which I've also recently gotten into (shout out to the lovely customer for her recommendation). BUY HERE
Browse the online shop
SALE! Café Royal Books
There's a selection of Café Royal Books I'm now offering at a discount, before adding new titles to the shop!  Documenting aspects of social, historical and cultural change, these photography books are printed in limited editions - here's your chance to grab one or two at a discounted price. BROWSE
Introducing... The Margate Bookshop Archive
I've recently added The Margate Bookshop Archive to the blog. Here I'll be sharing some rare gems from my second-hand stock, some of which I've been selling through online auctions. The Margate Bookshop was conceived as a “new and used” bookstore, so I had begun to collect books from house clearances and curbsides, through Freecycle and Gumtree. Like a very meticulous hoarder, I’ve catalogued over a thousand second-hand books which have mostly been tucked away into boxes hidden throughout my flat.
Recommended by... Bryony Bishop of Bee's Bookshare
"Five full stars for this beautiful read about love later in life. I so love strolling into a bookshop and just letting a read 'speak' to me. This was one such book and I'm so glad it chose me. So utterly compelling, wonderful use of language, thoughtful and thought provoking, poignant prose on romance, falling in love, falling out of love, unrequited love, familial love, needy love, love of ourselves and everything in between. Thoroughly recommend."
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