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An Evening With Roger Saunders

An Evening With Roger Saunders

An Evening with Roger Sanders On 8th April, we're delighted to welcome local author Roger Sanders to the bookshop. A Newport resident, Roger is known to many as the name and face behind the Saunders Sports shop. Retired now, he has sat down and written his debut...

An Evening with Mark Rowe

An Evening with Mark Rowe

An Evening with Mark Rowe Postponed from the 7th May, we're delighted to welcome professional travel writer Mark Rowe to the bookshop to coincide with the publication of his book Isle of Wight (Slow Travel): Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places. A...

Out on an Island

Out on an Island

Out on an Island, the fantastic new book from Medina Publishing highlighting the stories of the LGBTQ+ community on the Isle of Wight

Featured Books

Start with a Hole in the Ground

The Darker Side Of Wight

A collection of twelve spine chilling stories from the pen of Peter J Murray, set in his favourite location, the Isle of Wight; or as Peter would say, ‘The Isle of Fright’! The island’s diverse local history combined with myth and legend provide an ideal recipe for Peter’s vivid imagination.

Inside Parkhurst

100 Treasures and Curiosities’ book pre-order

2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Carisbrooke Castle Museum by HRH Princess Beatrice. To commemorate this Medina Publishing is collaborating with the Museum to produce a book featuring 100 artefacts from their collection of over 35,000 items connected to the Isle of Wight. From the stone age right up to the 21st century, these objects reveal some of the island’s most historic and significant stories as well as a few unusual and quirky tales from our past.

Isle and Empires

Rose, Castle and Crown – Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Citizen Soldiers

A unique history of the part-time soldier of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, from the time of the militia, yeomanry and volunteer, through to the Territorial Army and today’s Army Reserve.


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– Mason Cooley

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