An independent bookshop on Bristol’s legendary Gloucester Road
Selling books to challenge and entertain since April 2021.
Gloucester Road Books is now taking orders online for delivery to your door or collection from the shop
Old Babes in the Wood
by Margaret Atwood
‘She can do anything’
‘The outstanding novelist of our age’
‘A living legend’
New York Times Book Review
A dazzling collection of fifteen stories from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.
These stories explore the full warp and weft of experience, from two best friends disagreeing about their shared past, to the right way to stop someone from choking; from a daughter determining if her mother really is a witch, to what to do with inherited relics such as World War II parade swords.
They feature beloved cats, a confused snail, Martha Gellhorn, George Orwell, philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, a cabal of elderly female academics, and an alien tasked with retelling human fairy tales.
At the heart of the collection is a stunning sequence that follows a married couple as they travel the road together, the moments big and small that make up a long life of love – and what comes after.
The glorious range of Atwood’s creativity and humanity is on full beam in these tales, which by turns delight, illuminate and quietly devastate.
The Meaning of Geese
A Reading, Q&A and signing event
Tuesday 18th April
at Sidney & Eden, 198 Gloucester Road Books, 7pm
New in Hardback
New in Paperback
New in Children’s Books
Browse Gloucester Road Books online
Everything in stock on our shelves & table is also available to browse online. You can order to collect from the shop, or for delivery to your door. If you’re looking for a specific book and can’t see it listed anywhere here we can usually still order it for you – just give us the details here and we’ll get back to you with availability.
Forthcoming Titles Available to Preorder
Some of the most exciting and anticipated releases coming up.
Gloucester Road Books
Est April 2021
184 Gloucester Road,
Bristol BS7 8NU
0117 924 6638