Bookshops

Bookshops

This year has been a big year for books! When the world shut down, we turned to books for comfort and the power of stories. This season when you are looking to buy books you can help our indie bookshops by buying from them directly or by using Bookshop. Bookshop...
Banned Books

Banned Books

It’s banned book week! Today looks different from the days when The Paper Bag Princess was challenged for being “anti-family”. The banned books in our home arrived because we love reading. Most are considered classics, and as I placed them together...
‘The Night Before Christmas’ illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

‘The Night Before Christmas’ illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

Every year I share this book and it’s the most highly requested for a look inside. If you have been following Secret Society Of Books for a while, you know my love for vintage books. Gyo Fujikawa is special. Her work is exquisite and that is why this book is so...
Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Like most people, my first introduction to Maurice Sendak was through the picture book Where The Wild Things Are. I was immediately smitten from storyline to the exquisite use of textures. It felt as if Sendak had been the inventor of crosshatching. However when I...