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Readers’ Salon Recommendations from October

Exposing our minds to new high quality literature is one of our favourite things at Golden Hare, and nothing does that in a more compelling way than our Readers’ Salon. This is an open evening where we encourage people to come along and share what is moving their souls, stimulating their brains or stirring their passions (in a literary sense, naturally!). All the choices on this list were contributed by our fantastic and supportive Readers’ Salon attendees.

The large number of excellent recommendations from those who attended the salon really impressed us this week, so we’ve compiled a list from what was an absolutely heaving and fun-filled Readers’ Salon! We’d heartily recommend diving into any of our readers’ recommendations below.

Make sure that you come along to next month’s Readers Salon on Monday 5th November for more friendly book talk and excellent recommendations!

 

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Bibliophile Episode 7: in which David ruins children’s books

In this episode of the podcast, we bid a fond farewell to Alice Tarbuck and introduce the dulcet tones of David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor. As usual we dicuss what we’re reading and discuss the book group book which was My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. Continue reading Bibliophile Episode 7: in which David ruins children’s books

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Bibliophile Episode 6 | Behind the Scenes at the Bookshop Edition

It’s episode six! This episode, co-hosts and co-booksellers Julie Danskin and Alice Tarbuck delve into the world of running bookshop events, as well as the ups and downs of creative nonfiction, current reads and plenty chuckling.

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Uncomfortably Female: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

In life as in fiction, women are often forced into unnaturally sanitised and sexualised roles in society. The burgeoning acknowledgement of this long term reality has given birth to the #MeToo movement online, as well as an increasing sense that women are rightly seizing the chance to present their lives and views as they really are, without the modifications that patriarchal societies demand. Continue reading Uncomfortably Female: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

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Literature to Empower Yourself #1

“What is the best way to empower yourself and those around you?”

In our experience, its to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. You start to understand the trials, traumas and triumphs of those you emulate, which often leads to greater empathy and solidarity.

But we can’t literally walk a mile in everyone’s shoes or we’d have a collection of footwear that would even make Imelda Marcos blush!

So how do we empower ourselves through understanding others? Unsurprisingly for a book shop, we have a suggestion in mind: read! Continue reading Literature to Empower Yourself #1

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Charco Press & the Art of Translation

Translating fiction can be extraordinarily difficult. So how do you find a publisher that guarantees high quality translations with every book?

We’ve all had that experience of reading a book that was apparently wonderful in the original French which then turns out to be disjointed, stilted and sometimes plain weird in the translation!

Translating fiction from other languages while retaining the spirit of the original is one of the toughest challenges out there for a publishing company. Many try but few succeed as consistently as our featured publisher: Charco Press.

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Bibliophile Episode 5 | Uncivil Wars, Tortured Women and the Man Booker Longlist

Booksellers Julie Danskin and Alice Tarbuck share what they’re currently reading and recommending, discuss this month’s book group book American War by Omar el Akkad and dig into 2018’s varied Man Booker longlist. Grab a pen as you’re going to need to write down some recommendations! Also, we learn why Alice should never be left alone in a car…

Let us know what you’re reading in the comments below or on our Facebook group!

NB: Sorry about the background noise in this episode, we recorded in a different place with lots of road noise! We’ll make sure it’s cool and crisp next time…

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Bibliophile Episode 4 | Current reads, Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo & summer reading

Bibliophile is back! Julie Danskin and new co-host Alice Tarbuck discuss what they’re currently reading, delve into June’s book group pick Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo including audio clips from the in-store discussion and the best books to pick up this summer. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments below or on our Facebook group!

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Introducing Rhythm & Colour…our first publication!

[vc_row 0=””][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text 0=””]You may have heard rumours that Golden Hare Books has plans to move into publishing – and now it’s official! We are delighted to announce the publication of our very first book – Rhythm & Colour by Richard Emerson. Continue reading Introducing Rhythm & Colour…our first publication!