If like us, you love nothing more than an evening spent curled up on the sofa with a cuppa and a good book, then you're in the right place. There's something magical about getting lost in a novel, or learning about something entirely new just from a few pages.
No matter your age or your genre preference, we will most likely have something on our bookshelf that will catch your eye.
How to Raise a Plant and Make it Love You Back | Erin Harding and Morgan Doane
Hands up, who has ‘keep a singular houseplant alive for more than a few weeks’ on their list of New Year’s resolutions almost every year? If you’re waving your hand up in the air then this is the book for you. This little paperback is written by plant-experts and Instagrammers Erin Harding and Morgan Doane and is full to the brim with tips for making some friendly green pals. Learn how to choose and care for the perfect plant for you.
Pasta | Antonio Carluccio
The first of a handful of recipe books that you’ll find on the shelf of our virtual book shop is Pasta by Antonio Carluccio. The pasta master himself shares how to make all kinds of pasta from scratch and service up with wonderful flavours. We even had a bash at making orecchiette pasta from scratch which you can check out on the Quince & Cook blog feed here.
Wear, Repair, Repurpose | Lily Fulop
We love a good DIY project here at Quince & Cook and even better when you upcycle and preloved items. With a copy of Lily Fulop’s Wear, Repair, Repurpose you can learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to repairing and restyling some of your old clothes and making the most of thrifty treasures. Complete with step-by-step guides on practical techniques.
Young, Gifted and Black | Jamia Wilson & Andrea Pippins
Young, Gifted and Black is an insightful introduction into the history of some of the key figures, present and past. Educating young children on globally-respected names such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and more. Discussing their achievements, the challenges they faced and how they have each go on to empower and inspire others.
The Roasting Tin Around the World | Rukmini Iyer
In our house we love The Roasting Tin recipe books and this edition takes a look at different dishes inspired by different countries across the globe. All recipes create one easy-to-make dish, perfect for the whole family to tuck into. Rukmini Iyer’s mantra of ‘minimum effort, maximum flavour’ is one we can certainly get on board with.
Have Pride | Grace Stewart & Sue Sanders
Delve into the history of the LGBTQ+ movement throughout history. Featuring insightful profiles of key figures from history and messages from members of the LGBTQ+ community today and what the word pride means to them. A fantastic book that opens up the conversation of diversity and equality to all ages.
The Little Book of Fika | Lynda Balslev
Have you heard of the concept of Fika? According to the dictionary the definition of Fika is: “(in Swedish custom) a break from activity during which people drink coffee, eat cakes or other light snacks, and relax with others.”
Something that 2020 taught many of us was the importance of slowing down and taking a break. The Little Book of Fika explores the Swedish concept that says there is great importance in taking daily breaks to share a coffee, unwind and spend time with others. The book includes tips, recipes, quotes and an in-depth insight to the traditions and origins of Fika.
The Coorie Home: Beautiful Scottish Living | Beth Pearson
It wouldn’t be a true Quince & Cook book shop without a paperback on interior design. We love Beth Pearson’s The Coorie Home: Beautiful Scottish Living which explores the concept of Coorie. For those who aren’t familiar, Coorie is an interior trend that came around a few years ago that is all about creating an air of cosiness through design. Beth takes the concept and indulges it in all things Scottish, with some beautiful examples of Scottish homes and interior inspiration.
Kindness | Jaime Thurston
Our crazy little world could always use a little extra kindness and that’s exactly what Jaime Thurston’s book aims to promote. Not only beautiful in illustrations, Kindness tells of how we can all spread more positivity and live more fulfilled lives. Including personal anecdotes, quotes and even scientific research that delves into the impact that positivity and kindness can have on our brains. What better way to start the new year than with a positive mindset!
Little People Big Dreams: David Bowie | Isabel Sanchez Vegara
With many of the Little People Big Dreams books stocked in the Quince & Cook bookshop, picking just one was tricky but we went with the musical legend David Bowie. A fascinating character to say the least. This friendly children’s book takes a look at Bowie’s early life and the following years that saw him become the icon of rock and roll that is still admired today. The illustrations are just delightful and there are a handful of photos included also. What a wonderful way to pass on Bowie’s musical legacy to the next generation.
Accidentally Wes Anderson | Wally Koval
One from the bookshelf for those who chase wanderlust and love to travel. Wally Koval picks out some of the most beautifully aesthetic locations around the globe that look as if they'd be the perfect backdrop to a Wes Anderson Film. The book has even been authorised by the famous director himself.
Thank you for shopping at Quince & Cook’s virtual bookshop. We do hope that you have found some new titles to add to your reading list. Please do pop in again soon!
View our full library of books over on our website here.
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