Breakup Songs for Literary Heroines

Turns out hell hath no fury like a fictional woman scorned…

Hot Off the Press: Fresh Coffee and Fiction

Craving your next caffeine hit? Here’s a book to match!

10 Reasons to Love Persephone Books

There’s only 1 shade of grey Persephone Books is interested in – that of their cult novels by forgotten women writers. You can keep the other 49.

The Novel Cure: Books are Better than Pills

Need a cure for the infections of modern life? There’s a Novel Cure for that! Here’s your prescription – one book for each day of the week

Judge a Book by its Cover: Literature x Fashion

Let’s play a little literary dress up! Come explore the classics like you’ve never seen them.    

What I Read: a Feminist Bookshelf

She may be too fond of books and perhaps it’s turned her brain, but that’s alright with us. Here’s to books by women, about women, and for everyone

Long Live Print: the Hoxton Mini Press

What’s cooler than East London? Its very own (mini) publishing house, the Hoxton Mini Press.

Poetry in Motion: Poems for Public Transport

10 meditative poetry books to get you through even the longest commute  

An Open Book: Travel Diaries & Alternative Bathing Suits

Writer Kelly L McKenzie takes us on a rollicking ride through Chiang Mai, Thailand with her indomitable mother as a travel companion

Mexico City is for Book Lovers

Travel blogger Yasmine Awwad explores the Mexican capital through its hip bookshops, modernist libraries and traditional bookseller district

Long Live Print! All Hail the Hoxton Mini Press...

East London is cool. Sometimes it can feel impossibly cool, verging on inaccessibly hip. If you don’t have a perfect hipster beard or a great pixie haircut dyed pastel pink, can you really fit in? In between the Silicon Roundabout (with all the cool kids of tech) and the Shoreditch fashion scene – East London is where young vibrant Londoners seem to flock. Yet, amongst all of this, there is a man who’s lived in East London for 86 ½ years. His name is Joseph Markovitch, he takes 5 sugars in his tea and pulls off a checkered blazer beautifully. He likes Nicolas Cage. He’s left London only once in his life, to go to the seaside with his mother.

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Hot Off the Press: Fresh Coffee and Fiction

There is perhaps nothing that coffee can’t cure. First thing in the morning it’s a remedy for sleepiness. At lunch it’s the pick me up that keeps your day ticking along. After dinner it’s an opportunity to keep chatting long into the night with friends. Whether it’s a strong espresso, an iced latte or a trendy cold brew, one thing is for certain. A cup of fresh coffee is one of our most delightful daily rituals. But what if you combine the awesome power of coffee with the singular beauty of a brand new book? Here we decided to do just that. We’ve paired each of our eight favourite coffee orders with one shiny new book, hot off the presses.

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