The wheel of time turns and we welcome the new month by looking back at the bestsellers' list for April. It contains both familiar titles but also newcomers. Top of the pops is the brilliant memoir by our good friend, the late Benedict Anderson, A...

The ebb and flow of what our customers buy is always fascinating, and there are two outstanding patterns: books about Penang and visual books, sometimes in tandem. But top of the pile, thanks to the book launch at Penang Institute, is the lively collection of...

It's already the first day of the new month – with the time seemingly passing in a blur – and an opportune moment to look back at what moved off our shelves last month. Thanks to the Penang launch, Punk, Penentangan dan Politik Transnasionalisme [Punk,...

JANUARY BESTSELLERS. It's time to reveal the hot picks for the first month of the new year. One clear theme is the longevity of some of our customers' favourite books. For the second month running the latest book from Zunar, Wasabi (Wa Sapu Billion) came...

NOVEMBER BESTSELLERS. It's no surprise that last month's bestsellers' list is dominated by writers who appeared at the recently concluded George Town Literary Festival – widely regarded as the best edition so far. One oddity, especially within the book trade, is that four poetry titles...

OCTOBER BESTSELLERS. We're a little late with this, so let's get straight down to business with the bestsellers for October. As always there's a mixture of the new and the familiar. It's surely interesting that the top three titles all engage with the historical and...

With all the excitement looking forward to the George Town Literary Festival, it's time to sober up and look back at the movers and shakers of August. With the arts calendar dominated by the cornucopia of the George Town Festival, it's really gratifying to know...

In a fit of absent-mindedness we didn't post about June's bestsellers – so moving swiftly forwards here's what happened last month. Thanks to a very lively appearance at our Nusantara Forum, Poh Soo Kai's searing memoir, Living in a Time of Deception (Function 8) came...