We're honoured to have been placed alongside some wonderful London bookshops in the regional shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year! The Bookseller are asking for help with judging the regional round, so if you have a couple of minutes you can tell them what you think of us below!
From Pushkin, who have published much of Zweig’s work in the UK:
Stefan’s Zweig’s Beware of Pity is an almost unbearably tense and powerful tale of unrequited love and the danger of pity.
In 1913 a young second lieutenant discovers the terrible danger of pity. He had no idea the girl was lame when he asked her to dance his compensatory afternoon calls relieve his guilt but give her a dangerous glimmer of hope.
Stefan Zweig’s only novel is a devastating depiction of the torment of the betrayal of both honour and love, realised against the background of the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
We’re big fans of the book and are very excited to be hosting the livestream. Pull up a chair and get comfy, this is not to be missed!
We have a very limited number of signed copies of David Keenan’s debut novel, This is Memorial Device, with accompanying zine, Go Ahead and Drop the Bomb, and a Memorial Device badge. Once they’re gone they’re gone, so drop us a line if you’d like one!
You can read Ollie’s bookseller recommendation here.