Books in book shops

No book review this week – I haven’t had time to do a particular book justice in my reading.

But I have been in a few bookshops in London. It’s always good to see one’s own books on sale, even if they sometimes take a bit of tracking down sometimes. This copy of Remarkable Birds was in the insects section until I gave it a bit of help to find a more prominent and appropriate location.

Sometimes I find my books in the section of Waterstones they label ‘Smart thinking’ and I puff out my chest when that happens – I bet readers do the same when they take a book off those shelves and are slightly less likely to put it back again  or else they will look as though they are rejecting smart thinking.

But this time I found a copy of Helen Piclher’s Bring Back  the King in that section – highly appropriate.

Q: as Penelope Lively been out twitching?

A: No, I don’t think so, but even  having birds on your cover seems to sell books.


Remarkable Birds by Mark Avery is published by Thames and Hudson – for reviews see here.

Inglorious: conflict in the uplands by Mark Avery is published by Bloomsbury – for reviews see here.  Updated paperback edition now out.






Website Pin Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati Digg Google StumbleUpon Premium Responsive

Get email notifications of new blog posts

Registration confirmation will be emailed to you.

2 Replies to “Books in book shops”

  1. I saw a copy of Inglorious in Inverness Waterstones. The staff had placed it prominently in the gamekeeping section. It stood out a mile. The next week someone had put it so only the spine showed so I repositioned it so they could see the whole book again. Every little helps big man!! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.