Monday, 6 July 2015

Eco statement

At Look into Books, it’s important to us that we care about the planet and are as eco-friendly as we possibly can be.  What are we doing to reduce our impact on the environment?

All packaging materials (boxes, void fill etc.) are either reused or recycled.


All waste is separated and recycled where possible.


All electrical appliances are turned off when not in use. We are currently averaging 1kWh per month in the office.


By pledging to walk to the office or car share instead of driving, and working from home occasionally, we aim to reduce our commuting carbon footprint by at least 50%.


We don’t print unless necessary.


Keeping houseplants in the office brightens the place up, too!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Book of the Week - No Regrets

No Regrets is Coleen Nolan's gripping new memoir about love and heartbreak. As a member of the Nolan sisters, Coleen Nolan was born into the spotlight and has stayed there ever since. She has now become one of the nation's favourite TV presenters and is used to newspapers and magazines claiming to have the inside story of her private life.

In No Regrets Coleen finally reveals the truth of what really happened during the last few rollercoaster years, truly the worst of her life. Whilst it's certainly been a traumatic time for the whole family, Coleen is a survivor. First and foremost, she is a mum and is determined to hold her family together.

The Nolans finally put aside their infamous feud to rally round their beloved sister Bernie, who tragically lost her fight with cancer on the 4th of July last year, aged just 52. In this memoir, Coleen movingly describes her struggle to deal with the emotional scars that come from losing someone so close and the effect it has had on her own life. In this incredibly candid memoir, Coleen writes with raw honesty about her family troubles, her career highs and lows, and her struggle with her body image.

In recent years, Coleen has found herself in both a plastic surgeon's office looking at a GBP20,000 bill to 'fix her face' and at a breast cancer clinic asking for the removal of her healthy breasts to avoid becoming the fourth sister in the family to be struck down by cancer. Wonderfully warm and moving, and brilliantly funny and honest, No Regrets will take you from laughter to tears and back again as you share in Coleen's very personal journey.

No Regrets is available in store for the special price of £9.99, while stocks last.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Our Telephone Number

Morning everyone. A quick note about our telephone number. Our number is 857102. If you look online and find another number, that's for our old premises, and now goes through to a residential address. Please don't call that number because although the residents are very understanding, as I'm sure you can appreciate it becomes annoying when the phone keeps ringing and it's not even for you. Unfortunately, the old number seems to have been picked up by several thousand online directories that have trawled the web and decided that the old number has to be listed on their website. We've never even heard of most of these directories! Thanks for your understanding.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Book of the Week - King and Maxwell

Former secret service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, return in their most surprising, personal and dangerous case to date. Michelle had chased many things in her life. As a track star and later Olympic rower, she had constantly pitted herself against others in races.

As a cop in Tennessee she had run down her share of felons fleeing the scenes of their crimes. As a Secret Service Agent she had been fleet of foot next to limos carrying important leaders. Tonight, though, she was competing against a long-legged teenager with the boundless energy and fresh knees of youth who had a substantial head start and was running like the devil was on his heels ...King and Maxwell encounter teenager Tyler Wingo when he has just received the tragic news that his soldier father has been killed in Afghanistan.

But then Tyler receives an email from his father ...after his supposed death. Sean and Michelle are hired to solve the mystery, and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? Was his mission all that it seemed? Has Tyler's life been a lie, and could he be the next target?It's clear that King and Maxwell have stumbled upon something even more sinister when those in power seem intent on removing them at any cost.

Determined to help and protect Tyler, their search for the truth takes them on a perilous journey which not only puts their lives at risk but arrives at a frightening conclusion.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Book of the Week - Doctor Who

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Anthology is the perfect collection of adventures for Doctor Who fans. This print edition is the culmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate fifty years of Doctor Who. It features eleven stories, eleven authors, eleven unique interpretations of the Doctor: his terrifying alien enemies and his time-travelling adventures.

The eleven authors involved are Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Segdwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy and Neil Gaiman.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Book of the Week - Tatiana

In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself.

The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana's past - and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Book of the Week - Watch Your Back

Bestselling author Karen Rose is back with her fifteenth pulse-pounding thriller. Stevie Mazzetti knew she would never get over the murder of her husband and son. But with their killer behind bars, she was able to move on with her life, if only for her daughter's sake.
Now, eight years later, the Baltimore detective always fights for the victims she meets and when she learns that her ex-partner may have miscarried justice, Stevie's determined to right the wrong, even if it means she is in danger.  Clay Maynard has always wanted Stevie and when she is targeted by a vicious psychopath, he believes that protecting her may give him the chance to have her in his life forever. Clay will do anything to keep Stevie safe but with a killer on her tail who has everything to lose and a secret to hide, will they stay alive long enough to find happiness?