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Graphic Novels

Part 1

A number of the staff at Artwords are passionate about graphic novels, so I’ve put together a list of the recent books we’ve had.

Despite being dominated by superhero publishers such as Marvel and DC, the medium of comic books and graphic novels lends itself to every genre, telling an endless array of stories and channelling the talents of some of the world's most imaginative creators.

We stock a wind range of graphic novels, and related books, as our listing here I hope demonstrates. As to advice on how to read them, the only guidance I have is to take your time. Just because they seem "text light" doesn't mean they are to be raced through and disposed of.

The lower word count of comics means you can spend time soaking in the carefully thought-of art that accompanies the text. And as with 'real' books, one of the principle joys of a good graphic novel is that you might want to, or even have to, re-read certain passages or flick back a page or two, to really get what the author and illustrator are saying.

There is something really special that can happen when you bring together images and words in the way comics do, and when it comes to the kinds of difficult subject matters that can feel abstract in text, graphic novels can make those issues feel distinctly tangible.

to be continued...

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Talking Photography

Photographs play an important role in everyone's life – they can connect us to our past, they often remind us of people, places, feelings, and stories. If you’ve been looking at photos online for so long that you’ve forgot how beautiful they looked in print, then we may have a photobook for you.

In print, photographs have a depth, texture, and a layer of complexity that screens just can’t render. You can hold the book as a physical object, flip through the images slowly, and appreciate them individually. Feel the weight of the book, the dimensions, and even the smell of each page! It is a sensory experience - not just seeing the photos with your eyes - but experiencing the images in your hands.

The beauty of photo books is that they can enable a better appreciation the work of photographers; how they edited, sequenced, and paired their images together. Many of the best photos that photographers make are often published in books, and spending more time looking at photos is helpful to better understand what makes a great photo and may inspire better photographs.

Popular Thinking

Over 20 of our most popular non-fiction and creative-writing titles. Including recent books by Olivia Fane, Rebecca Solnit, Reni Eddo-Lodge, James Lovelock and Yuval Noah Harari – while you’ve got the time, catch-up on the best new writing!


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Design Classics

16 outstanding Design books to refresh your thinking.

We hope it's a collection of books that will get your inventive wit circulating – all have proved very popular with our customers in the last two months

A Dictionary of Color Combinations

The Politics of Design

Good Services

Pitching Ideas

Creative Confidence

Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker

Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self Publications 1965-1975

The Language of Cities

Creative Superpowers

100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 ways

How to do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

Le Corbusier 5 x Unite d’Habitation

Radical Matter

Desgn For the Real World

Print Punch

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Warehouse deliveries

I hope you all have been managing to enjoy some of the lovely weather!

Again, I would like to express my gratitude to all those customers out there supporting us through the Lockdown. We’ve had a truly great response to our free local delivery offer – Thank you! I know our site isn’t the most user-friendly out there!

Two of our biggest book suppliers have temporarily shut their doors for the immediate future so it’s difficult to order a lot of the books you’d imagine seeing on display, but we still have a very good stock level in the shops, and we can still order in some books – so it’s worth a try contacting us if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the site. We are still getting magazine deliveries, though supply of thses, again, is affected by the Coronavirus. But, any new issues of the magazines that we regularly stock, we should still be getting.

Please do email me direct with any questions ben@artwords.co.uk

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Our top 10 selling Children's books

Here’s a list of out top 10 kids’ books which we hope will cheer up any youngster’s day.

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Coronavirus Reading List

Looking through our current best-selling books I couldn't help noticing book titles that are very relevant to the coronavius, or somehow embody our current predicament...

All of these (and indeed everything on our site) is available for free local delivery. Click on the cover image to buy!

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Thank you!

Thank you to all of you placing orders on our website, we’ve been very touched by your response – very much appreciated, every order helps to ensure our future – Thank You!



We’ve expanded our FREE DELIVERY SERVICE: we’re now running it three days a week - Monday, Wednesday & Friday, and we’ve expanded the free delivery area to include the following postal areas EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, E3, E8, E9, E10, N1, N5 & N16. If your postal address is in one of these postcodes, type in the code 'FreeDel' when processing your online order and the cost of £6.00 p&p will be deducted from the total. There is no maximum to the number of times this code can be used – however, it will only deduct £6.00 per order – so, if you want to order more than one item, either make multiple orders, or if not let us know and we’ll refund any delivery costs that may have charged.


To the left, some of the new magazine issues due in next week…