Books

If you love books then you’ve come to the right place! Our booksellers in store are passionate about the written word and read A LOT. 

If you’re looking for the newest horror, scandi-crime, graphic novel, or something in between then there’s someone here that can help you! Our team work hard to source the best books and have excellent relationships with the various publishing houses across the UK. Why is that important you ask? Well, it means that they can always offer their fiction at 20% off the RRP, bargain!

Academic books

As for academic books, we always make sure that we liaise with lecturers and publisher representatives so we have the right books to help you with your course. We are also on hand to help staff with bulk departmental orders and support any book-related event you might be throwing on campus (incidentally we can also help out at off-campus events…). For external schools and colleges, we also offer a tailored account buying service – please get in touch for more details!

Reading lists

We have the books you need you to help you get the best results. Appleseed works directly with lecturers and provides custom published books perfect for your course.

Reading list catalogue

"The attention to detail in this story is incredible"

Pillars of the Earth is a spellbinding and epic (it’s 1080 pages!) tale of ambition and power in twelfth-century England. It follows four very different groups of people in the priory of Kingsbridge, Tom the mason and his children, who dreams of one day building the grandest cathedral England has ever seen, Philip the devout and resourceful Monk and his brothers, who runs Kingsbridge, and the Lady Aliena, beautiful and elusive and the Hamleighs, rich, powerful. The attention to detail in this story is incredible, and while it is at its heart a tale of the building of a Cathedral, it is so much more. These men and women are, by today’s standards, poor and ignorant, yet they helped to create the most beautiful and awesome buildings in our history. I felt myself falling into their world, deeper with each page and there are moments when I do not want to leave. Tom has become a firm favourite of mine and I cannot wait to see if he gets his wish to become the Master-Mason of Kingsbridge. It’s part of a trilogy and is followed by World Without End, and A Column of Fire, the final part, is due out September 2017. 

Anjuli's current reading: The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett

9781447265443 RRP £9.99 PB

The book cover of The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

"A fast paced thriller of a book"

You will probably know Crichton best for Jurassic Park, and the TV series Westworld, and ER. He is the author of many ground-breaking novels and this newly discovered novel, Dragon Teeth, sees him return to the World of palaeontology, though this time in the Wild West. Set during 1876, the golden age of fossil hunting in the USA, William Johnson, a Yale student, joins two rival Professors on the hunt for fossils in the Badlands. The story follows Johnsons travels as he leaves Yale on a dare. He is a fictional character, though the antics of the two Professors, Marsh and Cope, did happen during the Bone Wars. It’s a fast paced thriller of a book, and very much in keeping with Crichton’s earlier novels. Very well researched and characters to get your teeth into. I highly recommend this, and Jurassic Park (which is very different from the film, and much more of a thriller).

Just finished: Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton

9780008173067 RRP £18.99 HB

The book cover of Dragon Teeth by Micheal Crichton