Book Keeping: A Reader's Community

Louise Doughty


Good news, readers: We’re giving away a lot of advance reader’s copies and brand-new books! Whether you’re into crime thrillers, African literature, complicated love, or some insight into where all our leisure time has gone–we have something for you.

Shakespeare and Co. stairs

Step 3: Convince myself that no household needs more than one copy of Madame Bovary.


To begin where it began—really, it began twice. It began that cold March day in the Chapel of St. Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster, beneath the drowned saints and the roasted saints and saints in every state of torture. It began that night, when I rose from my bed at four o’clock in the morning.


Writing about adultery nowadays is certainly different from the nineteenth century.


Questions and topics for discussion for Apple Tree Yard, an intelligent, erotically charged thriller with deep moral implications.