Philosophising & Reflections

This Is Your Sign to Do a Year Abroad

This Is Your Sign to Do a Year Abroad

by Soria Nicholson Eleven months ago, if someone had told me I’d soon be packing my bags and moving across […]

Facing Our Literary History: Is “cancel culture” threatening the classics?

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by Beth Hutton The question of whether we can separate an artist from their work persists not only within the […]

Reflections on 2021: A year of book launches, teamwork, and charity

2021 Reflections

by Ameesha Smith-Green 2021 was a year to forget for many reasons, but we also like to look back on […]

Cancelling “Cancel Culture”: What the new social buzzword means for the world of publishing

Cancelling Cancel Culture

by Beth Hutton Cancel culture is gaining momentum across academic circles and social media platforms alike, as people have been […]

What 2020 Made Me Realise about Life and Business

What 2020 Made Me Realise about Life and Business

While most people will be happy to see the back of 2020, there’s no denying that it forced many people […]

Eight “Lessons in Stoicism”: How to be a better human

Lately, the Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy of Stoicism has become surprisingly popular. In our world of excess, of always […]

Happy 2nd Birthday to Us: What I’ve learned from two years of being a business owner

In February 2016, I returned from travelling the world for a year and had no idea what to do next. […]

Let’s Talk about Race: My thoughts on “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” as a mixed-race female book editor

The news hit last week that Reni Eddo-Lodge had become the first black British author to ever top the UK paperback non-fiction […]

Stranger than Fiction: Did E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” predict the future?

While nonfiction is our bag at The Book Shelf, E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops is stranger than fiction. It has an uncanny resemblance […]

Nihilism, the New Cool? 4 nihilistic lessons for our COVID-19 world

In our world of #fakenews and #posttruth, the 19th Century philosophical bad boy of nihilism has reared its head. Nihilism stems from the Latin […]

7 Lessons from the Stoics on How to Cope with COVID-19

Over recent years, the Ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism has gained a new lease of life. 3rd Century BC ideas are now motivational quotes on Pinterest and proposed in mainstream books […]