Independent, family run book & gift shop based in the West Midlands, UK. Quirky finds at affordable prices.

The Black Country

From books on local history to cards and souvenirs that celebrate all things Black Country!

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Hello from us, the Cronin family. A mother & daughter-in-law team who decided to fulfill one of their dreams and open a book & gift shop. We pride ourselves on offering something a little bit different that you can't find in other high street retailers.

Adult Fiction

Other Collections

A few more of the different collections we have available.

    Our Recommendations

    Here you'll find a small selection of the books and/or gifts that we personally recommend.

    The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker

    An excellent dystopian read but without the usual depression that comes with a book about something awful happening to the world. Interesting take on how people adjust to massive life upheavals, from the point of view of a young girl. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I've read it twice now. It's got a hazy summer feel to the writing, which is similar to that of Eden Close by Anita Shreve which is one of my favourites. However, don't be fooled into thinking it's a hazy summer read, because it is not. - Lianne

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    The I-5 Killer - Ann Rule

    If you like books about true crime or serial killers, or even just horror in general, then anything by Ann Rule is for you. She has a way of writing that fully sucks you in, devouring each page like you haven't been fed in weeks. And then she'll smack you in the face by reminding you that this isn't some twisted fairy tale that she's writing about. It's true. These monsters were people who walked amongst us. She doesn't write with the usual tecnical jargon that some writers do, she explains what's going on on your level. Anything by Ann Rule is a "Must Read" and The I-5 Killer is no exception, - Lianne