Why did the bookshop cross the road?

19 April 2014

Dear customers,

Sterling is moving! But not far. In fact, just over the road. We'll be settling into our new, more compact but still lovely premises, a 10 second walk across the street, at the start of June. Fiction on the left. Non-fiction on the right. NO STAIRS.

Until then, things will carry on as normal... with a few exceptions.

First, the café is now closed. We really appreciate all the support you gave it, and the amazing job our café girls and guys did.

Second, we're now adopting new opening hours:

Monday to Saturday
10.00 to 18.00

We'll now be closed on Sundays.

Third -- and here's the nice bit -- we're having an enormous clearance sale. We'll be bargain central every day from now until June.

Thanks for your understanding, and thanks as always for being the best customers a bookshop could ever hope for. We're excited about the new shop and we hope you'll love it when it's ready!

All the best,

The Sterling team

New opening times

31 March 2014

From April 2014 onwards, our opening times will be:

Monday to Saturday: 10.00 to 18.00

We'll now be closed on Sundays.

Thanks for your understanding!

March bestsellers

31 March 2014

1. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels - Derek Blyth
2. The Accident - Chris Pavone
3. Stoner - John Williams
4. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
5. The Sleepwalkers - Christopher Clark
6. Expo 58 - Jonathan Coe
7. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
8. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
9. The Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians
10. Belgian Solutions - David Helbich

OMG, it's Comics Month

6 March 2014

As March dawns and the flowers begin to bloom, so too does our selection of graphic novels creep, vine-like, down the stairs and blossom into a beguiling bouquet of the newest, the hottest and the best the world of comics has to offer.

Dance with childlike glee into its heady aroma, Brussels... and BREATHE DEEPLY.

Chris Pavone returns with 'The Accident'

4 March 2014


Wednesday 26 March, 19.00


Two years ago we enjoyed a highly entertaining evening with bestselling author Chris Pavone for the release of the international hit The Expats.

This month he'll be joining us again to talk about his brand new book The Accident, a gripping thriller about a mysterious, anonymous manuscript that threatens to expose the powerful and upturn the lives of everyone surrounding it.

Join us at 7pm, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

"Chris Pavone is the new best thing. The Accident proves the promise of The Expats. It is as intelligent and timely as it is relentless and gripping. Pavone is going to be around for a long time and now is the time to jump on the train." - Michael Connelly

February bestsellers

28 February 2014

1. Belgian Solutions - David Helbich
2. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
3. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels - Derek Blyth
4. Stoner - John Williams
5. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
6. The Sleepwalkers - Christopher Clark
7. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
8. A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
9. Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh
10. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Nothing quite like a blackboard, Pt. III

23 February 2014

Sterling: good for what ails you.

[Pt. I, Pt. II]

January bestsellers

4 February 2014

1. Dear Life - Alice Munro
2. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
3. Belgian Solutions - David Helbich
4. Stoner - John Williams
5. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
6. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
7. A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
8. The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins