Love in a Bookstore or Your Money Back


Sarah Quigley

‘Sarah Quigley’s work is striking in its assurance and confidence.’– Harvey McQueen, JAAM


Love in a Bookstore or Your Money Back is an attractive and accessible collection from an increasingly accomplished writer. The poems are chiefly poised lyrics written in a relaxed conversational tone and in the persona of a modern young woman who travels, observes, writes. They are frequently snatches from a personal story – friends, relations, lovers appear and disappear, urban scenes come and go.

The first section of the book touches on love in various forms and at various moments; the central section has a German focus and is more disturbing and sombre; in the last section, entitled ‘The bookstore’, the poet explores the life of a writer, again in momentary glimpses.

Sarah Quigley has a gentle reflective wit and a nice sense of a poem’s shape and tone.



Sarah Quigley has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and currently lives in Berlin. She is a successful poet, novelist and short-story writer


February 2003, 210 x 150 mm, 64 pages
Paperback, ISBN 9781869402846, $24.99