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Shorter Reads

Want to read a story with all the depth, questions and quality of a novel, written by highly skilled writers in about 5% of the space? Short stories can be heartbreaking, mysterious and incredibly detailed; for a perfectly formed, bite-sized smorgasbord of stories, browse our Short Story recommendations here.

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The Collected Short Stories

Cixin Liu

Paperback

Pre-order. 11th September 2025

£22.50 £25.00

People Who Talk to Stuffed Animals Are Nice

Ao Omae

Paperback

Pre-order. 19th June 2025

£8.99 £9.99

African Stories

Various

Hardback

Pre-order. 3rd April 2025

£13.50 £15.00

Collected Short Stories

Patrick O’Brian

Paperback

Pre-order. 27th March 2025

£8.99 £9.99

Only Stars Know the Meaning of Space

Rémy Ngamije

Hardback

Pre-order. 16th January 2025

£18.00 £20.00

The Penguin Book of Polish Short Stories

Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Hardback

Pre-order. 2nd January 2025

£27.00 £30.00

Ingrown

Katie Oliver

Paperback

Pre-order. 2nd December 2024

£9.89 £10.99

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and Other Tales

Edgar Allan Poe

Paperback

Pre-order. 21st November 2024

£7.19 £7.99

Children's Children

Jan Carson

Paperback

Pre-order. 14th November 2024

£8.99 £9.99

Everest

Ashani Lewis

Hardback

Pre-order. 7th November 2024

£15.29 £16.99

A Book for Christmas

Selma Lagerlöf

Hardback

Pre-order. 7th November 2024

£13.49 £14.99

The Collected Short Stories of Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño

Hardback

Pre-order. 7th November 2024

£22.50 £25.00