Primrose Hill is Reading

New books in the Library

When did you last visit our Library to check out the new books? Since our Library became independent from Camden, it has acquired a huge range of gorgeous new books, all free to borrow when you enrol for membership.

The most popular category in all libraries is Crime, and we regularly track the bestseller lists to buy in new Crime titles. This month we have Peter Robinson, Abattoir Blues and Peter James, Want You Dead on the new display shelves.

We also follow the Fiction prize longlists and shortlists, so from the prestigious Folio Prize recommendations we have Marilynne Robinson, Lila and Sebastian Barry, The Temporary Gentleman, along with Peter Carey and Howard Jacobson and more.

From the Non-fiction prize lists, the most popular title for borrowing is the last Costa winner, H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald.

Readers often recommend favourite titles to us, so we recently bought Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sashenka, Sheila Hancock, Miss Carter’s War, and Esther Freud’s Mister Mac and Me, which links in with the current Rennie Mackintosh exhibition at the RIBA.

If you’re interested in film tie-ins, there are copies of Still Alice and Vera Brittain ready to be borrowed before or after you’ve seen the film.

Biography is also always popular: you can borrow Lynn Barber’s autobiography, A Curious Career; and local author Selina Hastings’ biography of her father, Red Earl, the subject of a library talk on 13 April; also Napoleon by Andrew Roberts, and Jeremy Thorpe by Michael Bloch, as well as a whole rack of older biographies on every possible subject and period.

Other non-fiction categories include books on mind and body, like Nicholas Epley’s Mindwise, or practical books of advice on depression and bereavement.

The Young Adult section is also frequently topped up, located in the adult library just next to the revision books for GCSE and A Levels.

And the whole children’s library has an impressive range of fact books for help with homework, as well as good new fiction for every age and masses of picture books for toddlers. Bring your young children in to browse and borrow!

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