Archive for ‘Signed Copies’

December 14, 2016

New signed copies now in!

by Team Riverside

Going fast, here they are:Philippe Sands EAST WEST STREET

Philippe Sands – East West Street

Alexandra Shulman – Inside Vogue

Alan Johnson – The Long and Winding Road

Sebastian Barry – Days Without End

Yuval Noah Hariri – Homo Deus

Thomas Hocknell – Life Assistance Agency

November 1, 2016

New signed copies in!

by Team Riverside

New in – catch them before they go:

Susan Hill, The Travelling Bag

Eimear McBride, The Bohemians

Sebastian Barry, Days without End

Yuval Noah Hariri, Homo Deus

Paddy Ashdown, Game of Spies

Alan Johnson, The Long and Winding Road

Johnny Marr, Set the Boy Free

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

July 12, 2016

Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell signed copies now in store!

by Team Riverside

Signed copies of the gorgeous new edition of Gaiman’s classic Neverwhere, now in.  Get yours before they go…Neil Gaiman NEVERWHERE

We also have the small book How the Marquis Got His Coat Back, also set in the Neverwhere universe, if you need a little extra fix too.

May 24, 2016

This Must be the Place, by Maggie O’Farrell

by Team Riverside

Hardback, Tinder Press, £18.99, out now – limited number of signed copies available in storeMaggie O'Farrell THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

Daniel is an American academic married to a reclusive former film star, and living in rural Ireland.  His happy second marriage to Claudette has produced two young children, to add to the ones he left in California and never sees.  But he seems happy enough, until he hears a radio interview from 1986 with one of his exes – the big Ex, as it turns out.  He decides to find out what happened to her, and risks his current relationship and everything else in the process.

As we find out more about how Claudette came to run away from her career, and the consequences of Daniel’s investigations, O’Farrell introduces voices from characters we instantly believe in and want to know more about.  One of the most memorable scenes in the novel concerns a small child being taken to a children’s dermatology clinic, “for kids who are inflamed with eczema, head to foot, kids for whom normal clothes and unbroken sleep are impossibilities”.  It is beautifully written, funny, touching and desperate.  The action moves easily between current day Donegal and Paris, international film sets in the 1990s and the Scottish Borders in the 1980s (among other places).

This turned out to be a perfect holiday read for me, with a pacy plot and thoughtful things to say about long term adult relationships.  I have read all of O’Farrell’s novels and enjoyed this one the most.  A selection on the Radio 2 Book Club, it’s already a swift seller in our shop.  If you’re a fan of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections or A M Homes’s May We All be Forgiven, I predict you will love this.

Review by Bethan

March 2, 2016

Signed copies now in store…

by Team Riverside

Excellent signed copies of several books now in store – perfect for gifts or treating yourself.Ruby Wax FRAZZLED

  • Ruby Wax, Frazzled
  • Alexander McCall Smith, The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
  • Jonathan Coe, Number 11
  • Ella Woodward, Deliciously Ella Every Day

Get them before they go!

December 8, 2015

So many signed copies…

by Team Riverside
Susan Hill signed edition

Susan Hill signed edition

Sort your Christmas book presents with a signed copy of one of the following – all of these are now in store:

  • Robert Harris, Dictator
  • Jonathan Coe, Number 11
  • Susan Hill, The Woman in Black and other Ghost Stories
  • Geraint Thomas, The World of Cycling According to G
  • Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, Nopi
  • Barnaby Phillips, Another Man’s War
  • Sebastian Faulks, Where my Heart Used to Beat
  • Edna O’Brien, The Little Red Chairs
  • Grace McCleen, The Professor of Poetry
  • Grace McCleen, The Offering
  • Grace McCleen, The Land of Decoration
  • Dawn French, According to Yes
  • Sue Perkins, Spectacles
  • Mary Beard, SPQR
  • Edmund de Waal, The White Road
  • Carol Ann Duffy, The Wren Boys
  • Jonathan Franzen, Purity
  • Iain Pears, Arcadia
  • Jojo Moyes, After You
  • Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Sanna Annuka, The Snow Queen

Buy while stocks last – when they’re gone they’re gone!

November 18, 2015

Signed copies in now – Jonathan Coe and Sebastian Faulks

by Team Riverside

Now in store – limited supplies of signed copies of Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, and also of Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks.

Both of these new hardbacks have been greeted by great reviews, so pick up your copy now!Coe and Faulks signed copies 151118

November 17, 2015

Robert Harris Dictator – Signed copies now in!

by Team Riverside

We are delighted to have signed hardback copies of Robert Harris’s latest, excellent, book – Dictator.  This completes his Cicero trilogy, and has had rave reviews.  Get your Christmas shopping underway now!Robert Harris DICTATOR signed

February 14, 2015

Grace McCleen: The Offering

by Team Riverside

Signed copies available – £17.99

Grace McCleen THE OFFERINGWe now have signed copies of the acclaimed new book by Grace McCleen in stock. A novel about faith, innocence and sin, the lyrical prose also evokes the rhythms and beauty of the natural world. In The Offering, a charismatic psychiatrist believes he can unlock Madeline’s memory by taking her step by step through the preceding year, when her father moved the family to an island he was certain God had guided them to. McCleen’s third novel was praised in The Guardian by poet and author John Burnside as “wonderfully suspenseful and deeply moving… full of insights about the nature of madness”, while the Independent on Sunday described it as “strange and beautiful”.

May 22, 2013

Maggie & Me: Damian Barr

by Nicola

Signed copies available – £14.99

Damian Barr MAGGIE AND MEIt wasn’t much fun being a gay kid in Thatcher’s Britain during the Eighties – especially not for Damian Barr, growing up in an aggressively straight community in a Lanarkshire village. His parents separate in 1984, the day that  ‘the blonde woman with a man’s voice’ is seen by the young boy rising from the rubble of The Grand Hotel in Brighton – bombed by the IRA – and taking control. In her he recognises another outsider, a survivor, and this encourages him to work hard and make a better life for himself. I laughed, cried and got angry but I didn’t want it to end.

April 20, 2013

Signed Copies at the Riverside

by Andre

Get a signed Julian Barnes memoir – while stocks last

At the Riverside, we do our best to get signed copies of the best new books – see below for our current selection, including Levels of Life by Julian Barnes. As Barnes said in his Booker acceptance speech for The Sense of an Ending, the physical book “has to look like something worth buying and worth keeping” in this digital age – and an author’s signature only accentuates the pleasing form of a beautiful new hardback.

Julian Barnes LEVELS OF LIFENeil MacGregor SHAKESPEARE'S RESTLESS WORLD

Taiye Selasi GHANA MUST GOEoin Colfer W.A.R.P The Reluctant Assassin
Henry Hitchings SORRY - THE ENGLISH AND THEIR MANNERSDerek Landy THE MALEFICENT SEVEN

Travis Elborough LONDON BRIDGE IN AMERICAGraeme Simsion THE ROSIE PROJECT

September 23, 2012

Pat Barker: Toby’s Room

by Team Riverside

We still have signed copies of this acclaimed new novel from Man Booker Prize winner Pat Barker. The author of the Regeneration trilogy returns to themes of trauma, friendship and art’s depiction of First World War suffering in Toby’s Room, a sequel (and prequel) to 2007’s Life Class.

September 3, 2012

Zadie Smith: NW

by Team Riverside

Long awaited new novel that pays attention to the class issues in working-class north London,  comes signed by the Author! Only in the Riverside Bookshop.

August 9, 2012

John Banville: Ancient Light

by Team Riverside

New hardback from the Man Booker Prize winner comes nicely signed, only at our little shop of horrors.

August 9, 2012

Juliet Nicholson: Abdication

by Team Riverside

We still have couple of signed copies in stock but that won’t last long so hurry up and pay us a visit!

August 9, 2012

José Pizarro: Spanish Flavours

by Team Riverside

£3 Special Discount

Something special from our favourite local culinary genius: book of delicious recipes comes with a delicious discount of £3, whilst stock lasts! For details about the restaurant visit: http://www.josepizarro.com/