Uncommon Type · Tom Hanks · Bookshop Girona

Uncommon Type: A collection of pleasant, though unremarkable, stories by Tom Hanks.
This is a collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City. Just after his family and his life have been torn […]

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Camping-car · Sophie Brocas · Librairie Girona

“Camping-car”: Un sublime roman signé par Sophie Brocas.
Trois jeunes sexagénaires décident de faire une virée en camping-car. Malgré une longue amitié et une confiance mutuelle indéfectible, des non-dits se sont installés entre eux. Mais au fil de la route et de quelques péripéties cocasses, les langues vont se délier et l’humour ramener chaque chose à […]

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The Last London · Iain Sinclair · Bookshop Girona

“The Last London”: True Fictions from an Unreal City by Iain Siclair
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a […]

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Vernon Subutex tome 1 · Virginie Despentes · Librairie Girona

“Vernon Subutex”: Magistral et Fulgurant. Une oeuvre d’art signée Virginie Despentes.
Alex Bleach, une star de la musique, vient de mourir. Overdose dans la baignoire. Coup dur pour ses fans et pour Vernon Subutex. Ce n’est pas seulement un ami qu’il vient de perdre mais aussi celui qui paie son loyer depuis plusieurs mois. Dorénavant, le […]

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Women and Power · Mary Beard · Bookshop Girona

“Women and Power”: A modern feminist classic by Mary Beard
Why the popular resonance of ‘mansplaining’ (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)?

It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously. A bit like when I get lectured on Roman history […]

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La Cucina delle Regioni d’Italia · Libreria Girona

La Cucina delle Regioni d’Italia: semplicità e tradizione in tavola!
Più di 350 ricette di antipasti, primi, secondi, contorni e dolci suddivisi per regioni. Un grande volume per assaporare le principali specialità della tradizione gastronomica della nostra penisola, dal Friuli Venezia Giulia alla Sicilia.

Tanti ingredienti diversi, che esprimono tutta la ricchezza di un territorio, sinonimo nel […]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy · Douglas Adams · Bookshop Girona

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”: one of the funniest books on Earth by Douglas Adams
Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, […]

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Seulement si tu en as envie · Bruno Combes · Librairie Girona

“Seulement si tu en as envie”: le nouveau roman de Bruno Combes
Il l’attend depuis toujours…elle ne l’a pas vraiment oublié !

Ils se sont connus à seize ans, sur les bancs du lycée d’Arcachon, puis chacun a fait sa vie de son côté.

Camille est devenue une brillante avocate parisienne, Stephen vit de sa passion des livres […]

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The History of Bees · Maja Lunde · Bookshop Girona

“The History of Bees”: The Number One International Bestseller by Maja Lunde
This dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees. And to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.
“Haunting and poignant…an important […]

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Walking · Henry David Thoreau · Bookshop Girona

Walking: Wildness is the preservation of the World by Henry David Thoreau.
The philosophies of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)- hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity’s happiness-have greatly influenced the American character. His writings on human nature, materialism, and the natural world continue to be of profound import today.

In this essay, first published in the Atlantic Monthly […]

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