We are excited to announce the commissioning of local artist Emily Ketteringham to paint a large scale mural on our store window at Stanfords Bristol to celebrate the launch of author Robert Macfarlane’s new book Underland.
Read More Emily Ketteringham to paint mural at Stanfords Bristol to celebrate Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Underland’
Underland is the highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways. The mural will be based on the cover of the book which is a piece of art by Stanley Donwood, who has previously worked with Glastonbury festival and designed Radiohead’s album cover art.
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, has revealed its sixty-plus sculptures of Academy Award®-winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw around Bristol and its surrounding area. Read More Come and meet Fangs McGraw at Stanfords Bristol
6th – 12th May is Hedgehog Awareness Week and to mark it, Pam Ayres has written a poignant farewell from ‘the last hedgehog left on earth.’ Read More Hedgehog Awareness Week
The shortlists for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards in association with Hayes & Jarvis was announced last night at the National Liberal Club, London.
ESTWA Shortlist Party at the National Liberal Club, London
Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent & Lois Pryce
Tristan Hughes, Leif Bersweden, Marie-Elsa Bragg & Patrick Barkham
You can find out more details about the 43 shortlisted books here.
As well as the book categories we have the Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year and the Lonely Planet Pathfinders Travel Blog of the Year:
You can read the shortlisted entries for New Travel Writer of the Year:
Mabrat Yellem by Joanna Griffin
The Village Sledge Run by Alan Packer
Yes. No. It’s a little difficult. by Chris Walsh
You can view the shortlisted entries for Travel Blog of the Year:
The Discoveries Of
Man Vs. Globe
All the winner will be announced on the evening of 1st February, when the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing will also been announced.
If you are looking for your post-Christmas lunch or Boxing Day board game, come and meet Peter the inventor of ‘Where is Moldova?’ who is hosting a live demonstration day in our London store on Tuesday 19th December. Learn how to play this fabulous family board game and ask Peter why he named his game after a land-locked country in south east Europe. Read More Where is Moldova? The family board game demo day
It’s been a good year for those with ornithological reading tastes. Here are a few of our favourites: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Let us take you on a culinary tour of the world as we review 10 food and drink books and select our favourite recipes. Read More A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books
As it is National Map Reading Week, we thought we would take a look at our top 5 bestselling Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017 so far to see where you are all enjoying the great outdoors.
Read More Our Top 5 Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017
We were lucky enough to have Leon McCarron at Stanfords last week talking about his new book The Land Beyond. There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it. Read More NEW BOOK: ‘The Land Beyond’ by Leon McCarron
On 8th July, the Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We thought we would celebrate by looking at some of our favourite maps, books and guides from the region. Read More Show some love for the Lake District