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Follycon logo_bannerStairwell books will be at Follycon,  the 69th British National Science Fiction Convention held at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, from 30 March – 2 April 2018. Click here to see the News Item on our new web site.

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A  mobile friendly website redesign is under way and the test version is available for you to browse.

Click on the logo to the left to preview the new site.

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Dream Catcher 36 has now been reprinted, limited copies are now available for purchase from the Dream Catcher Bookshop.

New subscribers will receive Issue 36 until they are gone.

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This important book by John Rayne-Davis linking Jewish and Catholic martyrdoms in York is to be launched at the Bar Convent on Wed March 14th at 7.30 pm. The event will be supported by the Lord Mayor of York, the CEO of the Liberal Jews in the UK and the Catholic Bishop of Middlesbrough.

The Martyrdoms of Clifford’s Tower 1190 and 1537 is available for advance purchase here...

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The Go-to Guy, a novel by Neal Hardin, was launched this March at Kardomah94 in Hull.
Neal, a life long resident of Hull, with members of his book group read extracts from the Novel.

The Go-to Guy can be purchased here.

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The Launch  Abernathy by Claire Patel-Campbell, took place at the New Schoolhouse Gallery in Peasholme Green.

Abernathy can be purchased from our Bookshop.

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It is with great sadness that we note the passing of the Poet Don Walls.

Don is known to many in York for his readings, and his remarkable poetry. Dons poetry is available through Stairwell Books.

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The River Was a God by David Lee Morgan is now available. Look on our River page for reviews and to order,


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This amazing man is still creating brilliant new poetry. A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever is the musings of a brilliant poet and humanitarian at the end of his life. It is Don's last gift, filled with snippets of the wonderful, the strange, the heartbreaking parts of being human.
Buy it now from our bookshop. All royalties go to the St. Leonard’s Hospice.

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Gooseberries written by Val Horner and illustrated by her daughter Tina Horner, is to be launched at Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, York on November 19th at 3pm.
Advance ordering is now open.

See our Launch Page...

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This important social memoir documents life in a TB sanatorium in the middle of the last century. A Shadow in My Life describing Rita Rerram’s own experiences as a teenager is launched at York Explore and Archive on November 18th at 2.30pm. Advance ordering is now open.

More information here...

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Pauline Kirk is in the studio this month to record an audiobook and dramatised podcast recording of her dystopian near future thriller Border 7

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Clint Wastling’s Tyrants Rex is now available, Launched at FantasyCon2017 on Saturday 30th October, Tyrants Rex joins our Science Fiction and Fantasy List along with When the Crow Cries.

Buy it now from our Bookshop.

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A hearty Ahoy to Wilfred the Mouse Pirate written and illustrated by Dawn Treacher is now available in our online Bookshop.


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Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something is now in its second printing following Maria’s spectacular launches.

The book has been featured on TV and radio and is a resource for anyone over 40 who finds themselves in a similar situation.

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Dream Catcher 36 is now available. Please link to the Dream Catcher web site for more information or link directly to the Dream Catcher bookshop.

More information soon for Dream Catcher events.

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Harry Gallagher’s celebration of the people who made industrial Tyneside a a vital community, Northern Lights, is now available for purchase from our bookshop.

Watch this space for Launch events.

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Fighting Cock Press has now published Alan Gillott’s second collection Except we Teach. This book is available through Stairwell Books’ Third Party bookshop.

In the words of Novelist Helen Cadbury “There is something for everyone in this collection, some unexpected observations and imagery which is both deft and subtle.”

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This ground breaking novel explores the effect of rape on the children of victims. Rapeseed is both a social commentary and thriller. A Must read.

Get your advance order from the Bookshop.

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Nothing is Meant to be Broken is the debut collection of poet Mark Connors. Advance purchases are available from the Bookshop.

Details of Mark’s launch tour will be posted soon.

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Launch event at Dringhouses Library

Thinking of You Always

Advance orders are being taken for this remarkable personal collection of wartime letters.
See the Stairwell Bookshop

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Stairwell Books continues to support The Ryedale Book Festival, now in its 7th Year.


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Don Walls’ verse play documenting the problems facing people, particularly those with mental health problems, living on the streets. First performed as part of the York Theatre Royal’s Takeover Festival.

Available Now

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Homeless, stories by and about victims of homlessness,  is now in its second printing.

Published by Stairwell Books and SASH.

Proceeds from this book go to SASH.

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Don Walls’ 6th Book Somewhere Else is available with his play The Beggars of York and the SASH book on Homelessness.
Read the York Press article.

Proceeds from this book go to St Leonards’ Hospice

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Rita Jerram’s Tales from a Prairie Journal was featured in the York Press on xxx. See the article here.

Tales from a Prairie Journal is available from the Stairwell Bookshop.

Writing on Air April 2016

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Here Stairwell Authors talking about how they found a publisher. Session starts 2 hours in.

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See the article about this book in the Hold the Front Page website.
Here n the Cull Valley  by John Wheatcroft was sucessfully launched at The Guardians launch event at York Explore on the 17th March. It is now available for Purchase at the Stairwell on-line Bookshop


How to be a Man by Alan Smith was sucessfully launched at The Guardians launch event at York Explore on the 17th March. It is now available for purchase at the Stairwell on-line Bookshop.

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Yet another outstanding review for New Crops from Old Fields by Julie Chappell of Tarleton State University.

See also the glorious review of this book by Quid plura blogger Jeff Sypeck.


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Listen to Stairwell Authors being interviewed on University Radio York:

John Gilham
Pauline Kirk

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Stairwell Books has been listed by the Crime Writers Association as an eligible publisher for the Dagger awards.

This means that Stairwell crime authors can enter the Daggers more easily.

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Our very own Steve Nash is the winner of the Saboteur Best Spoken Word Performer. Follow this link to find out about the Short Listed performers.
 And don’t forget to buy his book too.