September update: let's jump into some puddles of fun!

Real life events are making a comeback!

Join Nick Drainey, outdoors enthusiast and author of the Weekend Walks series of guidebooks, (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling & Falkirk), for a guided family Autumn walk around Linlithgow!
Walkers are asked to meet at Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop, 20 High Street at 10am on Sunday 3rd October. The walk should last for around 2 hours. Open to all ages and fitness levels, please wear suitable clothing for an outdoor walk in Scotland in Autumn!
This event is free, but booking is essential, you can bag your spot on our website here: 

Robin Ince, The Importance of Being Interested
Tuesday 30th November, 7.00pm, St Michael's Church, Linlithgow

To celebrate the publication of Robin Ince’s new book, The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity, the award winning comedian is setting out on a tour of talks at 100 independent bookshops around the UK and Far From The Madding Crowd is one of the stops along the way!
Tickets are £3-£16.99 and available from our website here:

A bumper crop of new titles are on the way!

This autumn is providing a bumper crop of brilliant new books, a positive cornucopia of delights! New books from Sally Rooney, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid are already in stock, and loads more are on the way. Here's a wee selection of highlights, more to follow!

 Graeme Macrae Burnett, Casenotes, 7th October, 2021
The latest novel from the Booker shortlisted author is a delicious, darkly humorous look at sanity and identity set in 1960's swinging London; and we'll have lovely independent exclusive signed editions available, that also come with a notebook ideal for making your own case studies!

 John le Carré, Silverview, 14th October 2021
The final complete novel from of the greatest writers and chroniclers of the past century. Expect the usual conflict between innocence and experience where people are not always what they seem and expect to be entertained. Pre-order your copy of this final masterpiece for just £15 today.

 Billy Connolly, Windswept and Interesting, 14th October 2021
A new book by Billy Connolly is always something to shout about, but this one is a bit special as it's the first full autobiography from the Big Yin.
We have a *very* limited number of signed copies due in, these will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.

 Noel Fitzpatrick, Vetman and his Bionic Animal Clan, 28th October, 2021
The Supervet has written his first book for children and we have signed copies on the way! This is the ideal gift for middle-grade readers this Christmas: is there nothing this man can't do?!

 Jessie Burton and Olivia Lomenach Gill, Medusa, 28th October, 2021
This is an absolutely stunning retelling of the Medusa myth. It's the first YA book from Jessie Burton (author of The Miniaturist) and we loved her take on the girl behind the myth. Illustrated by one of our favourites, Olivia Lomenach Gill, we have signed copies of this beautiful book coming in and cannot recommend it highly enough!

 Amanda Owen, Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess, 28th October, 2021
This is a stunning book from the Yorkshire Shepherdess, packed with colour photographs and seasonal recipes as we celebrate a year at Ravenseat Farm. We have a limited number of signed copies available, order early to secure this amazing Christmas gift!

You can pre-order any of these books by emailing: or check our dedicated pre-ordering section on our website here:

Temporary closure

Please note Far From The Madding Crowd will be closed Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September. We'll be reopening on Wednesday 23rd September as normal. Please note that from 18th-26th September no-one will be monitoring shop emails, so for any orders or queries, contact the shop by telephone: 01506 845509.

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