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  • 8 cool new coffee table books

    Can't be bothered to read a novel right now? No problem, have a languid browse through the best new coffee table books instead, with a little help from Abingdon's Mostly Books.

  • Best new books for June 2021

    It's time to get that summer reading list together so we've roped in our friends at The Marlow Bookshop to give us the lowdown on the brand new titles coming out this month.

  • Best new books for May

    Got a book-shaped space on your bedside table? Well, our friends at award-winning Indie bookshop Mostly Books in Abingdon are here to suggest their favourites out this month.

  • May’s top releases for Children’s Book Week

    It's Children's Book Week! Need some new reading material for your little bookbugs? These seven new releases should have them captivated (and quiet).

  • Best new books out this April

    What better way to embrace a new season that with a new slew of books? Our friends at The Book House, Thame, have offered up their favourites of the month.

  • Get lost in a good book: February’s new releases

    Looking for that next juicy read? Wallingford indie bookshop owner Ali Jinks reveals the new tomes she's most looking forward to curling up with this month. Bye-bye reading rut.

  • Books for bright sparks – a top school librarian’s picks

    Magdalen College School in Oxford is one of the top academic successes in the UK. Where better to tap up for smart suggestions on the best books to captivate kids?

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • Mostly Books

    Presents sorted! 10 best books to gift in 2020

    Books make for excellent Christmas presents - but with so many stunners coming out this year, which ones to gift? We picked the brain of local indie bookshop, Mostly Books in Abingdon

  • November books

    5 best new books to read in November

    There's only so much TV a gal can watch during lockdown, so give your gogglebox eyes a break and dive into one these new reads, as recommended by The Book House, Thame.

  • October books

    Read these! Best new books for October

    After a new read for your bedside table? Local haunt Daunt Books Summertown shares the best new titles to sink your teeth into this month.

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    Bookmark this! Best indie bookshops in Bucks and Oxon

    Forget online shopping - there's nothing like getting lost in a great bookshop (is it just me who loves the smell?). To celebrate Bookshop Day this month, here are some of our fave local indies to support.

  • Your ultimate autumn culture planner 2020

    Culture vultures, grab your diaries. Here's your Muddy-curated cheat sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK.

  • Festival

    Culture vulture: my June hitlist

    Less time propping up bars means more time enjoying the creative arts right?! Here's what I'm loving this month.

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

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