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Happy Birthday Bertrand Russell!

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Happy Birthday Bertrand Russell!

Today marks the 150th birthday of Bertrand Russell and to honour the occasion one of our wonderful authors - Professor Bernard Linsky FRSC - was kind enough to write us a piece about the man, his mind, and his time at Trinity College. I am sharing it below and we will be recording it to add to our audio history of science in Cambridge. Professor Linsky has done an amazing job of explaining some of the incredibly complicated ideas which Russell developed over the course of his long life, so if you've ever wondered just what he is so famous...

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The Cambridge Festival 2022

  Hello, The Cambridge Festival is back for another year of inspiring events happening both online and in person. It launches today and we've proud to have contributed some great events for you to attend. And the best part is they're all free! A couple of our booksellers, Alice & Kinga, had a wonderful conversation with nutritionist and climate activist Dana Ellis Hunnes about her new book Recipe for Survival. Watch it here. We have another pre-recorded conversation that Alice & a couple of friends had with Charlotte Markey, the author of Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys....

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Happy World Book Day!

We hope everyone will enjoy reading their favourite book today.  Do you know we have books for the younger readers? Check out our Primary collection.  And we've got something really exciting to announce: the latest miniature ‘Dinky Doors’ sculpture has just found its place outside our bookshop! Visit the bookshop and see it for yourself at the corner or Market Hill and Trinity Street. Find out more at https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/new-dinky-door-appears-in-cambridge-9242541/  

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Books of the Year 2021

Books of the Year 2021

Happy Christmas and welcome to our bookish review of 2021!  There's still time to order Christmas gifts and explore our collection of Books of the Year 2021. The last posting date for Christmas is 22nd December. Orders received after this date will be despatched on 3rd January 2022.  It’s the time again where we have a look back over the last year and choose some of our bookshop highlight titles.  This year we’ve narrowed it down to 15 that have done well in the shop and also got some cracking press to boot.  Here’s my introduction to them all. Some of them may well be familiar,...

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There is No Planet B...

Hello! It's November again and it marks the first anniversary of our bookshop website. Many thanks for supporting us and keeping us busy packing and sending your orders!  This year we've put together a display of suggested reading of the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference which takes place in Glasgow and runs until 12th November. For 20% off use COP26 code valid on selected environment books. Find out what you can actually do to help our only planet. Every little action is meaningful and can have a huge impact.   

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