What’s the Big idea?
Real books to make you think.
20% off* selected books in July!
This July, we’re asking: What’s the Big Idea?? We’ve selected a number of our favourite ideas-filled books this month, and are giving you a 20% discount* off!
From feminist manifestos to the human gut, mindful living, the war on drugs and even death, we’ve got a whole treasure trove of real books to make you think. Come on into our store and check them all out, or have a look at a small selection here (click covers to purchase):
by Laurie Penny
Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of modern feminism and class politics as she is in discussing her own experiences in journalism, activism and underground culture. In this is a book Penny speaks for a new feminism that takes no prisoners, a feminism that is about justice and equality, but also about freedom for all. It’s about the freedom to be who we are, to love who we choose, to invent new gender roles, and to speak out fiercely against those who would deny us those rights. It is a book that gives the silenced a voice — a voice that speaks of unspeakable things.
Gut: The inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ
by Giulia Enders
Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and — let’s be honest — somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer’s.
Struggling to slow down and live in the moment? Feeling overwhelmed by constant daily distractions? Seeking a better life balance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will find the exercises and reflections in A Year of Mindful Living will help you to regain control of your life – one day at a time. Rather than trying to make over every aspect of your life at once, this book leads you through a programme of subtle change by providing easy exercises and practices to help create moments of mindfulness in every day.
by Johann Hari
Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true stories he uncovered on a 30,000-mile journey – from the founder of the war on drugs who stalked and killed Billie Holiday, to a transgender crack dealer in Brooklyn, to the only country that has ever decriminalised all drugs, with remarkable results. You will never look at addiction – or our society – in the same way again.
by Dr. Leah Kaminsky
A joyful book about the necessity of celebrating life in the face of death. The one certainty about life is that everybody is going to die. Yet somehow as a society we have come to deny this central fact – we ignore it, hoping it will go away. Leah Kaminsky is an award-winning writer and GP, who is confronted by death and mortality on a daily basis. She shares – and challenges – our fears of death and dying. But she also takes joy in people whose response to their imminent death is to choose, instead, to consciously embrace life.
by David J. Smith and Steve Adams
Imagine if you could condense all 3.5 billion years of life on Earth into just one hour. If you did, the dinosaurs wouldn’t show up until 56 minutes into the hour, and they’d be gone three minutes later. Modern humans (the ones we are related to) would amble into view at the very end of the hour, with just 0.2 seconds to spare.
*Not in conjunction with any other offer. Discount applies to selected marked titles only from 1 July to 31 July 2016.