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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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Stairwell Books and Dream Catcher Magazine have appointed Novelist Helen Cadbury and graduate student Eleanor Higginson to the Dream Catcher editorial team.

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Dream Catcher 34 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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More Exhibitionism

More great poems and pithy short stories from the pens of the Exhibitionists, the poetry touring team of the York based Spoken Word open mic.

Get your copy while stocks last.

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This collection of poems developed from the Collaboration between Author Gillian Byrom-Smith and composer Peter Byrom-Smith is now available from the Stairwell Bookshop.

Buy now!

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Rhinoceros, praised by Fay Welson as a “Delight” is now available from the Stairwell Bookshop.

Enjoy the cover art by Candy Stoll


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Now Available

Lance Clark’s collection through careful characterisation, vivid description and illuminating dialogue, explores womanhood, in all its incarnations.

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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 5t 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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Stairwell Books authors featured at Festival to celebrate 200 years of the Brontes. See Review.

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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.

Somewhere Else

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 frpm 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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Hannah Stone’s Lodestone was launched at a fabulous evening at the Medusa Lounge in Leeds accompanied with music provided by a heavily disguised Andy Seed and a supporting cast of Leeds trinity students.
Lodestone is available from our online 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 and Fighting Cock Press are proud to announce Rita Jerram’s Tales from A Prairie Journal reimagined from her Grandmother Edith’s comprehensive Journals.

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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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Be among the first to order Border 7 by Pauline Kirk - a companion book to The Keepers.

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Stairwell Books supported the 2015 International Women’s Week with the launch of Border 7 in Dringhouses Library, Tadcaster Rd., York YO24 1LR

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Mark Whittle interviews Shaunna Harper on The Culture Vulture:


Stairwell Books has been accepted as a supplier for Waterstones. This means that you can order Stairwell’s books at your local Waterstones branch. Look for the W in our on-line bookshop for eligible books.

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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.