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Exciting news! himself, jess kidd’s debut novel, has been picked as a world book night title for 2019. every year publishers donate copies of books to be given away to readers, especially new readers, with the help of public libraries, prisons, colleges, care homes, youth centres, mental health groups, charities and other organisations. the goal is to encourage people who wouldn't always pick up a book by themselves to give one a go. it's great to see jess's darkly funny story of secrets and ghosts that won’t stay buried in the line-up! roll on april. #himself #jesskidd #worldbooknight #worldbooknight2019

comment 0 star 73 6 days ago

We made a little pal who prints you a present! meet giftbot!

if you're near the edinburgh bookshop in bruntsfield any time this month, drop in. giftbot might just print you something by david shrigley, lemn sissay, jeanette winterson, matt haig, rebecca solnit, richard holloway, tom gauld, or even a specially written jess kidd short story! will giftbot become the dominant mode of publishing in the 21st century?? no! but.. maybe?! @davidshrigley @mattzhaig #richardholloway #jesskidd @tomgauld #rebeccasolnit #jeanettewinterson #lemnsissay @theedinburghbookshop

comment 2 star 87 2 weeks ago

Would you like to solve a series of clues in an online scavenger hunt to win every hardback we've published in 2018? well today is your lucky day, because our treasure hunt is live until 1pm on december 14th. link in the bio! #canongate #indiepublishing #scavengerhunt #bookstagram

comment 2 star 155 2 weeks ago

The truth pixie is a short, delightful rhyming story about how one special pixie learned to love herself and is helping adults and children everywhere feel okay about who they are, too.

and now (today!) there's a brand new special audio edition read by none other than olivia colman – and for every copy sold of this exclusive edition we're donating 50p in aid of unicef uk.

you can listen to the opening here (with chris mould's illustrations from the hardback!) and get the audiobook now at @audible_uk (and why wouldn't you! it's so cheap, and it helps a good cause!) #thetruthpixie matthaig #chrismould #oliviacolman #audiobook #audiobooks #kidsbooks

comment 1 star 49 2 weeks ago

While we're sharing beautiful proofs, look at this elegantly foiled wonder. my name is monster, katie hale's exceptional debut is part-frankenstein and part-robinson crusoe, though the uninhabited island in which monster makes her way is britain after the bombs have fallen. lyrical, original, incredibly special and out in june 2019.

comment 14 star 162 3 weeks ago

It is lovely to see proofs of the incredible things in jars by the one and only jess kidd out in the world! if you're lucky enough to get your hands on one, know that it is very special indeed – a victorian mystery and much more besides. featuring preeminent female detective of her age bridie devine, as she navigates an underworld of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen. out in april 2019! (and if you haven’t yet read himself and the hoarder by jess, then you should get on that right away.)

comment 9 star 155 4 weeks ago

We're thrilled to reveal the cover for galloglass the third in scarlett thomas's earth-shattering worldquake series!

effie truelove and her friends are back and must use their magical skills to defeat the diberi before total destruction is wreaked upon the universe. there is also the curious problem of mysteriously vanishing cats . . .

all this magic and adventure, plus a special glow-in-the-dark cover! (we do spoil you.) coming 04 april 2019 - available to pre-order now

#worldquake #scarlettthomas #magic #fantasy #childrensbooks

comment 0 star 50 4 weeks ago

It's new profile picture day! in honour of the infinitely charming, warm, wise and funny rhyming tale the truth pixie, from number one bestselling author @mattzhaig, illustrated throughout by inky genius @chrismouldink. (perhaps my favourite detail in the book is maarta the mouse sitting, contentedly (and a little chubbily) on the back of the truth pixie's chair, so i'm glad we managed to fit her onto the logo.) "just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, / the truth pixie can only say things that are true." #truthpixie #publishersofinstagram #instabook #chrismould #matthaig

comment 1 star 60 4 weeks ago

“that was the summer trump first entered my mind … the image as fixed as an icon of the eastern orthodox church: tawny spun-sugar hair, pouty lips, the command-mode scowl with the faintest glint of fun in the eyes, a clue—though we could never be sure—that he was better than his shtick, like he knew only mopes would fall for his low-rent line of upscale puff.” ben fountain on becoming aware of trump for the first time in the 80s, and what might remain the great mystery of trump long after his chaotic presidency is done: to what extent does he know his b******t is bullshit? beautiful country burn again is an exceptionally written, sharp look at trump and a country in combustible mood. #donaldtrump #benfountain #beautifulcountryburnagain

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A very happy publication day to the little snake and an unexplained death! a.l. kennedy’s the little snake is a timely and beautiful fable about loss, war and compassion – and it’s written with an effortless, welcoming wit and warmth. and mikita brottman’s an unexplained death is the riveting and sometimes unnerving true story of picking at an obsession and the dark places that can lead: if you enjoyed the podcast s town then you will love it. it’s very exciting to see them both out in the world! #instabook #bookstagram #bookdesign #foil! #alkennedy #thelittlesnake #mikitabrottman #anunexplaineddeath

comment 0 star 95 last month

This magical story is published today! a.l. kennedy’s fable about a little girl and her snake friend, lanmo, will evoke smiles and tears in equal measure. it’s about family, loyalty and love, and also has a serious message about the refugee experience. it is an absolute treasure and we can’t wait for you to read it.
#alkennedy #bookstagram #bookquotes #thelittlesnake #fable #literary #giftbook

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Simon garfield miniaturised himself as part of his research for his new book, in miniature, so here’s 3d-scanned and 3d-printed lil simon. in miniature’s an examination of why diminutive worlds (from toy towns to dolls houses to flea circuses to tiny crime scenes) are so fascinating and what they can tell us about the world at large. (and it’s every bit the curious and delightful examination you’d expect from the author of just my type and on the map.) #instabook #bookstagram #simongarfield #inminiature #bookdesign #miniature #miniatures #3dprinting

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