Books Paper Scissors is an independently owned and run bookshop in leafy South Belfast, near to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster Museum.
We stock a curated selection of the latest fiction and non-fiction, plus a comprehensive selection of classics, Irish literature and poetry. We also have a large choice of children’s books, ranging from board books for the very young to novels for the 'almost adult'.
Beyond books we have a selection of stationery, notebooks, diaries and notecards. Plus gift wrap, gift bags and of course, scissors. We also stock a small selection of non book gifts, such as candles, craft items and pens.
“A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t”
Well researched and eloquently written, this is an original history book with something for everyone.
£20.00Born Lippy is a gathering of all the things Jo Brand wishes she'd known, all the things she's learnt, and all the things she hopes for the future. A century after women got the vote (albeit married women over the age of 28) it's time to take stock of exactly what it means to be female today. And if there's one thing women are entitled to, it's having a bloody good moan about things big and small - so here goes .
. . HOW TO MANAGE A BULLY * YOUR FAMILY AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT * WHAT NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT THE FEMALE BODY * BEING DIFFERENT * SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT SOCIABLE * HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE * FEMINISM: A RE-BRANDING * ADVENTURES IN YOUR HEAD * HAVING FUN * NOT HAVING FUN: WHAT TO DO WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG * STAYING SANE * YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU WEAR * MODERN MANNERS* HOW TO DO WHAT YOU WANT: OR NOT DO WHAT OTHERS WANT * BEING HEALTHY * GETTING ON A BIT * THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE?
£20.00Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17.
A warm and funny, enchanting fairy tale in a magical snowy landscape, written by actor and comedian Ben Miller. With beautiful illustrations throughout this will charm parents and children alike.
Only 10% of Cabinet ministers in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women. All the living members of this exclusive club ( 19 women ) are interviewed here, from Mary Robinson, Joan Burton and Mary Harney to name but a few. These are personal stories but give us remarkable insights into a changing Ireland.
A panoramic exploration of peoples objects and beliefs over 40,000 years, following the new Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition.
The essential biography for anyone seeking to understand the philosopher who foresaw - and sought solution to - our own troubled times.
Set in Barcelona in the late 50’s, Daniel runs a bookshop and has a seemingly fulfilling life with his wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to consume him and solving the enigma leads him into a tale of passion, intrigue and adventure.
The epic new, long awaited novel from the author of The Book Thief.
Five brothers are left in chaos in a house without grownups... and with energy and pathos but no rules ... until the father returns and asks for help in building a bridge. Which one will help him, and why should he? A novel brimming with characters and sly wit on every page.
From the award winning writer of The Lacuna and The Poisonwood Bible.
How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it ? Unsheltered is a readable story of two families in two different centuries, who live in the same place, navigating what seems to be the end of the world, as they see it.
Approximate postage cost £2.85
From the bestselling author of The Big Short. Michael Lewis shines his spotlight on what happens, or might happen, if those people in power, just decide to ‘not show up’ It’s a fast and riveting read about how constancy in administration needs to actually deliver for the country, and how in this Trump era that may not be happening.
This is a ‘book length poem’, a fearless and flowing recollection of memories and shared passions. Clive James has shared his declining health with openness and honesty, and is better placed than most to comment on the meaning of life and how to live it.
Murakami’s style is unique and engrossing. A slow and mind bending narrative with elements of fantasy, yet strangely compelling. This latest novel is epic in scale and is set in the world of art and portrait painting.
“ A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art”
This is the 8th book in this popular series, it’s wacky, laugh out loud and with cartoons and illustrations to break up the text.
suitable for 6-8 year olds especially boy reluctant readers!
Local writer and academic Sophia Hillan has worked with Arlen House Publishing to produce this stunning collection of her short stories. Compelling, with a delicate touch and a wry insight, this delightful book is very satisfying.
Sophia has also published two novels The Friday Tree and The Way We Danced, as well as a factual exploration of Jane Austen’s family connections in Donegal ‘ May, Lou and Cass : Jane Austen’s nieces in Ireland’.
Hold is a debut novel by Michael Donkor, voted a ‘ new face of fiction’ by The Observer. Moving between Ghana and London, it’s an intimate powerful coming of age story. A friendship between girls who come from the same culture but very different upbringings.
Shaun Bythell runs one of the second hand and antiquarian bookshops in Scotland’s ‘ special place ‘ for books, Wigtown. This diary style account of life behind the till is grumpy, cynical - and hilarious.
The BPS Book Club meets in the last week of every month. We have two sessions, each one covering the same book so just pick the session that suits you. There is no need to book, just show up. It's a relaxed and unintimidating sharing of views and opinions.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the book club.
BOOKS as GIFTS
Perhaps you have a relative or friend who loves reading but you have no idea what to choose? We can make recommendations based on a few hints! We offer a gift service where the book(s) are chosen, gift wrapped and dispatched by BooksPaperScissors with a gift message from the recipient.
For children or adults.