Recommendations: non-fiction

Whether you're looking for a great biography, fascinating history, business insight, some gardening or artistic inspiration, or a practical guide in whatever subject, our team at Browsers will be able to suggest the best books available either from our shelves or through our next day delivery.

Listed below are our current favourites, promoted in the bookshop. Take a look at the reviews or read our personal recommendation by clicking on the link where available.

by Margaret Forster
This is a book to read over again on a Sunday afternoon in front of a roaring fire, and will also prove an inspiration and encouragement for others to write the account of their lives in the same way.
Play it Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible
by Alan Rusbridger
A fascinating and inspiring account of life editing a national newspaper, while seeking to achieve a personal challenge!
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig
The most astonishing personal account of understanding and coping with depression. An uplifting, inspiring and moving read which you want to pick up again as soon as you put it down.
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
by Wendy Welch
An amusing and charming account of life running a second-hand bookshop in a small town in America.
The Road to Little Dribbling
by Bill Bryson
Twenty years after he gave us Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson makes another journey round Britain to see what's changed.
by James Rebanks
‘The closest possible look into a way of life that most of us only glimpse as we whisk through the countryside or perhaps as we climb and walk there’ The Guardian
Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.