WHAT WE DO
We stock a range of fiction and non-fiction titles from a wide variety of publishers. We tend to stock titles that larger booksellers don't; and we tend to avoid titles that larger booksellers stock. That's because we believe in giving all authors a chance - let's face it, you can get mainstream books anywhere!
Our kids' titles are hand picked by us. Guaranteed we've read them all! We are massive fans of kids' books that are recommended by people with kids; and by people that remember being kids and having memories of those special books that brought them joy. Make reading the best fun!
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A few other things...
We are part of the 'Just a Card' scheme, encouraging people to support small, independent businesses
We stock National Book Tokens
Andrew is delighted to have been asked to be a judge in the Radio 2 '500 Words' competition
Our second floor has now been filled with even more lovely books for you to peruse, come and take a look
DAVID COME HOME
We are hugely excited to have the official launch of the book David Come Home this Saturday, 28th May 2022, we have a few places on the guest list available so message us if you would like to come along. It will be a fantastic evening for sure.
The book, David Come Home is the culmination of years of research, photography, and thought through world-building, by the artist Simon Isaac. Relying on a classic narrative structure that underlines the series, the artist shares the story of the character of David and the arc of his journey. While doing so, Isaac takes the subject – and reader – through an array of landscapes and moods.
Set in the future, David has been sent to a different place, a new planet, and is later summoned to return to Earth by a loved one, a call that takes David on an unfolding journey.
David Come Home is a reflection on heroism, place, the internal and external observation of ourselves, and the worlds we inhabit in the physical or psychological realm. By uncovering David's tale we can discover something about ourselves, as to uncover our own stories, preparing us for a future we are yet to experience, a future of hope and reconciliation.
For more information on David Come Home, take a look at https://davidcomehome.co.uk
Or watch the video here! https://youtu.be/OqhCktB7lHo
Copies of the book are available for purchase from the shop or by messaging using the link at the bottom of the page
SUFFOLK BOOK LEAGUE
The Suffolk Book League was founded in 1982, regular monthly meetings are usually held at The Ipswich Institute where you can expect talks by novelists, historians, poets, journalists, biographers, MPs and social commentators.
Dial Lane Books is proud to work with The Suffolk Book League and you will find me at these meetings at the back with a range of books by the evenings guest ready for them to be signed for you.
The next meeting on the 19th May 2022 at the University of Suffolk where the guests will be Richard Mabey and Patrick Barkham
You can find more out about becoming a member here: https://www.suffolkbookleague.org
Yes folks, my exquisite emporium of bookish delights is now set up on bookshop.org. And it didn’t take me anywhere near as long as it did to get round to getting the shop registered on HIVE.
We all know that nothing will ever beat visiting a bookshop in person – especially an indie bookshop; there’s the dazzling and eclectic selection of books, the witty repertoire and the charming bookseller to start with. But there’s also the opportunity to pick up, touch, stroke and even sniff the books. It’s a massive part of what books in their physical form are about.
However it is not always possible (especially at the moment) to visit in person, but now you can continue to support your local bookshop via bookshop.org.
Bookshop.org was set up with the aim of giving bookshops and booksellers a chance and a way to compete with ‘them that shall not be named’. It also has the support of not only bookshops and booksellers, but also publishers and authors.
The way it works is simple. Just go to https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/diallanebooks and choose a local bookshop (me) to support. Then simply choose the titles you want. All of the titles listed come from central depots so the bookshops are not actually supplying the books, but do get a percentage of the sale price.
To put it another way, every book that is purchased via my link on bookshop.org gives me 30% of the sale price.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you've not managed to visit yet, here are a few images of what you're missing. We'd love to meet you - come and see it for yourself!
My name's Andrew Marsh and I've always had a great love of reading, and also of books themselves. There's nothing better than browsing the shelves of a bookshop and finding something that you just want to dive into. Even the smell of a book brings me joy!
I refer to this section as 'about us', rather than 'about me' because, to get to where I am today has been a journey that lots of us have shared: from publishers to authors; from makers to designers, from painters and decorators to artists and, from friends and family to my long-suffering partner.
As authors dedicate books, I'd like to dedicate this venture to all of those that have helped me to realise a dream. I've never worked in publishing or the book industry; I've never owned my own business; I've merely wanted, one day, to own a bookshop and now I do!
My vision was always to offer an alternative to online and large chain bookshops in terms of giving smaller publishers and up-and-coming authors a platform; to looking at alternatives to the mainstream and to giving both adults and children somewhere to come and enjoy my love of books and of reading. I hope you find something that brings you joy and, if you're looking for something particular, or for a recommendation, please come in and chat. I look forward to meeting you.