Hanna Alkaf, The Weight of Our Skies(Simon & Schuster)Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Penguin)Zadie Smith, On Beauty (Penguin)A Shukor Rahman, More Penang Stories (Self-published)Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Vintage)Philip Bowring, Empire of the Winds (I.B. Tauris)Atul Gawande, Being Mortal (Profile Books)Nathalie Wright,...

Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Canongate)Bettina Chua Abdullah(ed.), Telltale Food (Hikayat)Kong Tsung-gan, Liberate Hong Kong (Mekong)Lloyd Fernando, Green Is the Colour (Epigram Books)Sandeep Ray, A Flutter in the Colony (HarperCollins India)Preeta Samarasan, Evening Is the Whole Day (Fourth Estate)Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains...

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...