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 Pick up a copy of Medina Bookshop’s Christmas Catalogue in store or simply click on the online catalogue to see the great range of books you can give this Christmas.

From new releases to favourite classics, we have you covered for literary Christmas presents and our friendly team are always happy to help you pick out the perfect gift for a loved one.

If you can’t find what you’re looking, we’re always happy to order in a title for you and you can pay in person or through our website. This Christmas we are offering free delivery on all Isle of Wight orders over £10, and all orders to the UK over £25.




This Month’s Featured Author

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde was a poet, author, feminist and civil rights activist who dedicated her life to fighting the injustices in the world. She is best known for her poetry, and her creative works exploring the black female identity.

In 2001, nine years after her death, Publishing Triangle presented the first annual literary award The Audre Lorde award which recognises works of lesbian poetry.

By Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider

The woman’s place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deep

Perhaps Lorde’s best known work, Sister Outsider is a collection of prose exploring exploring race, sexuality, poetry, friendship, the erotic and the need for female solidarity.


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Other Books

One of Us is Next

Welcome back to Bayview High… It’s been a year since the events of One Of Us Is Lying. But nothing has settled for the residents of Bayview. Not now someone has started playing a sinister game of Truth or Dare.


“Something has been let loose…” In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. 

Invisible Women

Invisible Women exposes the gender data gap, a pervasive but invisible force that is present in the lives of women across the world. 


When I look back I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature.

– Maya Angelou

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