Win: tickets to the premiere (and other showings) of High-Rise!

24 June 2016

Attention! We have five pairs of tickets to give away to the Antwerp Vertiginous High-Rise Avant-Première! Stay calm, because it'll all become clear.

The premiere of the eagerly-awaited, Hiddleston-starring adaptation of Ballard's dystopian novel is sponsored by VERTIGO, START IT @ KBC and Imagine Film Distribution, and takes place at Antwerp's fabulous KBC Tower on Monday 4th July. The guests will be welcomed at 19.15, and the showing is followed by the chance to visit the top floor to enjoy the splendid view, and - at your discretion - reflect on man's inhumanity to man.

And because not all of you can make it to Antwerp that evening, guess what? We also have 5 pairs of tickets valid in all cinemas which show the film, any day except weekends and national holidays, until the 2nd of August.

Just email with the subject line "High-Rise competition" - letting us know whether you'd prefer the premiere or the general tickets - and we'll announce the winners on Monday. Good luck!

We're hosting a weekend writing workshop!

12 April 2016

Kickstart Your Writing with The Reader Berlin
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May
10.30 to 16.30
€110 per person


Very exciting news today: we'll be welcoming the acclaimed writing tutors at The Reader Berlin to host 'Kickstart Your Writing' on the 14th and 15th of May!

"If you’re struggling with getting words down onto the page, stuck with a project, or just can’t seem to make the time for writing, come along for a weekend bootcamp that promises to get you and your work on track. Suitable for new writers or/and more experienced writers who want to reinvigorate their writing practice, the course will cover establishing a writing routine, with exercises to kickstart the imagination, alongside tuition on characterisation and dialogue, followed by a class on plot and structure, guidance on editing, and a brief overview of how to begin finding publishers for your work."

The course takes place in the gallery just over the road (aka the entrance of Old Sterling). We'll be popping over with plenty of complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks.

To book your ticket, you'll need to email (places are limited, so sign up as soon as you can to avoid disappointment) but you can indicate your interest, and share it with any friends who might be interested, on our Facebook event page!

Win: One of 20 pairs of tickets to the Offscreen Film Festival!

29 February 2016

The 2016 Offscreen Film Festival is just about to kick off, and we have a fantastic giveaway for you: two duo-tickets for each of 10 films in the programme. Namely, these:

Saturday 5 March, 21:30 (Cinematek)

Sunday 6 March, 17:30 (Cinema Nova)
The 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin + The Forbidden Room

Monday 7 March, 19:00 (Cinema Ritcs)

Thursday 10 March, 19:30 (Cinematek)
Leave Her to Heaven

Thursday 10 March, 21:30 (Cinema Nova)
That's Sexploitation!

Saturday 12 March, 20:00 (Bozar)
Double Bill: Basket Case + Chasing Banksy

Saturday 12 March, 21:30 (Cinema Nova)
Der Fan

Sunday 13 March, 14:00 (Cinema Nova)
Matinee: Bye Bye Birdie

Sunday 13 March, 17:00 (Cinema Nova)
Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Sunday 20 March, 19:00 (Cinema Nova)

To get your hands on them, email with the subject line "Offscreen competition" and tell us which of the films you'd like to see. We'll notify the winners by email. Good luck!

Bestsellers of 2015

26 January 2016

Better late than never, our bestseller list of 2015 - sponsored this year by Paula Hawkins' ruthless, unyielding triumph. Here's to more thrillers in 2016 with "The Girl" in the title than we ever dreamt was possible!

1. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
2. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
3. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
4. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels - Derek Blyth
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. Paper Towns - John Green
7. The Martian - Andy Weir
8. This Changes Everything - Naomi Klein
9. The Children Act - Ian McEwan
10. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

All sales books now 75% off

22 January 2016

It's the big 75 - that is, per cent off all our sales books. Crazy-low prices on hundreds of titles from all our sections!

Our January sale kicks off

2 January 2016

Our January sale is in full swing, with 50% off hundreds of books from all our sections! Best of all, there was no need to cut out any more circles than I had to. Thanks, Proto-Indo-European!