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The Shelf Life: Champaca Bookstore Blog — recommendations

Staff Recommendations: Books That Made Us Laugh

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Staff Recommendations: Books That Made Us Laugh

Be it a full-throated rapture from the bottom of the stomach, a witch’s cackle, a high-pitched whoop or a softer chuckle, we love books that make us put them down (albeit for a brief moment) and laugh out loud. Champaca staff recommends their favourite funny reads.

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Staff Recommendations: Our Favourite First Lines

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Staff Recommendations: Our Favourite First Lines

This week, on our third birthday, our team sat down to reflect on our favourite book openings. We ended up with a diverse and interesting assortment of books. Read on to find out what each team member picked and why!

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From Page To Screen: Recommendations

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From Page To Screen: Recommendations

We thought we’d bring you a collection of books that were adapted into TV shows or films. Rediscover your favourite stories in another medium, unearth nuances that the adaptation may have missed, or equip yourselves to spot the details when you catch their on-screen avatars! Get your copies from Champaca.

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The Champaca Reading Challenge: 2022

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The Champaca Reading Challenge: 2022

We believe that a good bookshelf should hold voices and stories from across time, place and experience. We’ve put together a list of prompts — some fun, some unusual — designed to expand our reading this year. Let’s read together to discover new worlds, and read diverse! 

Pick a book (or two!) for each prompt, You don't have to read in order, and you don't have to finish the challenge — we're just excited to discover new books together! Find our recommendations here, and pick up the books you want here.

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Team Champaca’s recommendations: The books we loved in 2021 📚

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Team Champaca’s recommendations: The books we loved in 2021 📚

And once again, we’re at the end of another year! As with every year, books have been our constant companions in 2021. We decided to look back on 2021 this way: what we’ve read this year and loved, whether new releases or old ones, books we’ve been meaning to read, or ones we accidentally discovered on the way. 

Read on for why we picked these books, and get your copies here.

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