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Saying hello to 2023 with new releases and our first event of the year

Hello Readers,

We have re-emerged from our short winter hibernation, ready to delight you (we hope) with literary treats, our first event of the year, and some releases to look forward to as the year progresses.

We’re delighted to be welcoming Dizz Tate for our opening event of 2023


Tate was the winner of the Bristol Short Story Prize in 2018, and she will be in conversation with our own Joe Melia, who is the prize co-ordinator as well as the shop’s events organiser.

Brutes, one of the most anticipated debuts of the year, is a striking coming-of-age novel, and Tate’s debut:

In Falls Landing, Florida—a place built of theme parks, swampy lakes, and scorched bougainvillea flowers—something sinister lurks in the deep. A gang of thirteen-year-old girls obsessively orbit around the local preacher’s daughter, Sammy. She is mesmerizing, older, and in love with Eddie. But suddenly, Sammy goes missing. Where is she? Watching from a distance, they edge ever closer to discovering a dark secret about their fame-hungry town and the cruel cost of a ticket out. What they uncover will continue to haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Through a darkly beautiful and brutally compelling lens, Dizz Tate captures the violence, horrors, and manic joys of girlhood. Brutes is a novel about the seemingly unbreakable bonds in the ‘we’ of young friendship, and the moment it is broken forever.

Tickets and more information are available here.