The Master of Magical Realism: Gabriel García Márquez

Born in Aracataca, Colombia, on this day in 1928, Gabriel García Marquez is hailed as one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature. He has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories and in 1982 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As today would have been his 91st birthday, we thought we would show you some of our favourite books by Gabriel García Márquez. Read More The Master of Magical Realism: Gabriel García Márquez

Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

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

A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books

‘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

Book Launch: China in Drag

If, like us, you’ve often wondered what it might be like to travel around China with your cross-dressing language teacher, China in Drag by Michael Bristow is a perfect addition to your reading list. Ok, so we hadn’t wondered it at all until we hosted the launch of this book last Wednesday, but now it’s all we want to do. Read More Book Launch: China in Drag

Book Launch: Where the Wild Winds Are by Nick Hunt

Last night we hosted the book launch for Nick Hunt’s new book Where the Wild Winds Are. Mixing travel and nature writing, Nick walks the path of four of Europe’s winds across the continent. Read More Book Launch: Where the Wild Winds Are by Nick Hunt

Our five favourite Moon products for Moon Day

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered those words as he and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon following the landing of Apollo 11.  Here are our top 5 moon products: Read More Our five favourite Moon products for Moon Day

5 Book Recommendations for Mothers’ Day

It’s probably down to wonderful parenting that you’ve become the well read, adventurous soul you are today. We know you’ve been brought up well enough to not need reminding that this Sunday is Mothers’ Day, but we thought we’d give you some suggestions anyway. Our Marketing Manager, Jude Brosnan has selected five books from our Be More Adventuress promotion that your mum might like. Read More 5 Book Recommendations for Mothers’ Day

5 running books guaranteed to get you moving

Whether you’re a newbie to jogging or a dab hand at ultra-marathons, here are some inspiring running books to cheer you on your way. Read More 5 running books guaranteed to get you moving