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Add a splash of sunshine to your bookshelves
with these fresh books for Spring

Browse the full list

Add a splash of sunshine to your bookshelves
with these fresh books for Spring

Browse the full list

New releases

Vermeer - The Rijksmuseum's major exhibition catalogue

Pieter Roelofs, Gregor J. M. Weber

Gay Life Stories

Robert Aldrich

Kids of Cosplay

Thurstan Redding, Katie Grand, Tom Rasmussen, Sara McAlpine

Spring has sprung: A time for Pagan celebration

‘Pagans’ author Ethan Doyle White explores the rich Pagan festivals and rituals associated with Spring, from May Day to Wiccan celebrations.

‘Faces painted full of life’: The tronies of Johannes Vermeer

Between 1664 and 1667, Vermeer created a set of paintings whose subjects ‘look us straight in the eye’. In this extract from ‘Vermeer’, accompanying the Rijksmuseum exhibition, Pieter Roelofs explores the striking effect of Girl With a Pearl Earring, Girl With a Red Hat, and more.

Polyfoam, collective care and absolute expression: The purity and power of cosplay

In this extract from Thurstan Redding’s ‘Kids of Cosplay’, Tom Rasmussen explores the vast, vibrant cosplay community, whose ‘heart is not for sale’.

From Duchamp to Dalí: Unforgettable books on surrealist art and artists

Delve into the lives and work of Surrealism’s major figures, including René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Leonora Carrington.

Creating Neverland: The origins of J.M. Barrie’s indelible Peter Pan

In this extract from ‘Scotland’s Forgotten Past’, Alistair Moffat explores the tragic, real-life inspiration behind J.M. Barrie’s classic children's story, which continues to entertain with Disney’s new Peter Pan movie ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ due in 2023.
Author Interviews

Extract: Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now

Curator Mika Yoshitake introduces 'Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now', the most comprehensive survey of the artist's work to date, exploring key themes of Kusama's work including infinity, accumulation and radical connectivity.

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