wossname: (GNU Terry Pratchett)
My Independent Bookshop (_http://myindependentbookshop.co.uk_) has undergone a transformation for the new year. Here be extracts from the email Wossname received from their administrators:

We're closing our doors

    "In May 2014, we launched My Independent Bookshop as a community where book lovers could create and curate their own virtual bookshelves, connect with independent bookshops across the UK and interact with fellow bibliophiles.

    "On 21st December 2015, we'll be closing our doors in preparation for moving into the brand new http://www.penguin.co.uk/ in the New Year. Here you'll be able to find information on all Penguin Random House books and authors, as well as read regularly published articles on all things books.

    "Along the way, we have had an amazing amount of support from everyone we've worked with, from independent bookshops, authors, publishers and of course you – our virtual bookshop owners. Together you made the My Independent Bookshop community a vibrant place to show off our latest literary loves and discuss the books that meant something to us. Thank you for populating our virtual streets with your top picks, rave reviews and stellar shops. Over 20,000 books were put up on the shelves at My Independent Bookshop."

Sir Pterry was among those 20,000 recommenders. If any of you were also in that number, O Readers, we commend you for attempting to fight against the vile culture-destroying Beast of Amazon. Here's hoping 2016 will be the year that more and more people wake up and remember that keeping bookshops physical and local truly does matter...

"Vendor Librorum Floreat" – Flanders and Swann
wossname: (Anthill inside)



From The Random House Group (UK):

Unseen University are proud to present the most comprehensive map and guide to the Disc yet produced. In this noble endeavour, drawing upon the hard won knowledge of many great and, inevitably, late explorers, one may locate on a detailed plan of our world such fabled realms as the Condiment Isles, trace the course of the River Kneck as it deposits silt and border disputes in equal abundance on the lands either side, and contemplate the vast deserts of Klatch and Howondaland -- a salutary lesson in the perils of allowing ones goats to graze unchecked.

This stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map, this is a must-have for any Discworld fan.

Published by Doubleday, part of Transworld Publishers
Format: Hardback
Available to pre-order for 22 Oct 2015
Priced at £25.00

The page includes a direct Buy Now button

http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/the-discworld-atlas/9780857521309


From Penguin Random House Canada:

The Compleat Discworld Atlas
Of General & Descriptive Geography Which Together With New Maps and Gazetteer Forms a Compleat Guide to Our World & All It Encompasses
BY TERRY PRATCHETT, AIDED AND ABETTED BY THE DISCWORLD EMPORIUM

A brand-new and fully illustrated traveller's guide to Terry Pratchett's extraordinary and magical creation: the Discworld.

Painstakingly compiled under the aegis of the Unseen University's Department of Cruel and Unusual Geography, The Discworld Atlas is a glorious travellers' guide to the marvellous world created by Sir Terry Pratchett. Drawing on myriad sources -- from explorers' journals and prospectors' maps to archives of the great libraries and reports of merchants and missionaries alike -- this stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map, this is a must-have for any Discworld fan.

Available November 24, 2015
Priced at $42.00 (CAD) "subject to change"

The Atlas can be re-ordered from McNally Robinson and Chapters-Indigo; just click on the name of the company in the box on the right-hand side of the page.

http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/529787/compleat-discworld-atlas
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The USA version, which will be released on 1st September:


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