There is a special delight in choosing a new book from the Library shelf. What will it be?

A novel – crime, romance, historical or thriller – each provide a voyage of discovery to a fictional world peopled by characters formed in the imagination of the author.

Non fiction books can entertain, inform, challenge and instruct. 

Biographies provide an insight to people we know only from a distance. Books about history and politics provide a context to the world we live in.

The latest batch of new books to arrive on the shelves of Jesmond Library is full of treasures waiting to be discovered.

Browse and borrow

Come and choose your next book adventure. We are delighted to welcome readers into the library between 2-4pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Click and Collect

For those who prefer, we are continuing the service whereby we will pick your choice of reading from the shelves and have it ready to hand to you at the door.

New books now on the shelves:


Andrew Adonis – Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill

James Baldwin – The Fire Next Time

Emily Bernard – Black is the Body

Hadley Freeman – House of Glass: the story and secrets of a 20th century Jewish family

Rachel Johnson  – Rake’s Progress: my political mid-life crisis

Erik Larson – The Splendid and the Vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz

Phillipe Sands – The Ratline: love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive

Denise Welch – The Unwelcome Visitor: depression and how I survive it

Raynor Winn – The Wild Silence


Prue Leith – The Vegetarian Kitchen

Crime, Suspense and Thrillers:

George Alagiah – The Burning Land

Amanda Craig – The Golden Rule

John Grisham – Camino Winds

Ragnar Jonassan – The Mist

Charlotte Philby – A Double Life: Spy

Rod Reynolds – Blood Red City

Andrew Taylor – Last Protector

Holly Watt – The Deadline


Candice Carty-Williams – Queenie

James Clarke – Hollow in the Land

Stuart Evans – The Blind Light

Tayari Jones – Silver Sparrow

Marina Kemp – Nightingale

Ingrid Persaud – Love After Love

Kate Rhodes – Burnt Island

Maurice Carlos Ruffin – We Cast a Shadow

Joanna Trollope – Mum and Dad

Historical Fiction:

Sebastian Barry – A Thousand Moons

Brit Bennett – The Vanishing Half

Maggie O’Farell – Hamnet

Graham Swift – Here We Are


David Olosuga – Black and British: A forgotten history

David Olosuga – A House Through Time


Reni Eddo-Lodge – Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race


Layla Saad – Me and White Supremacy

Julia Samuel – This Too Shall Pass: stories of change, crisis, and hopeful beginnings


We are especially pleased to welcome families back to the children’s area to choose their own books. Our new books for juniors and teens include the following:

Jean Adamson – Topsy and Tim Start School

Jean Adamson – Topsy and Tim: The New Baby   

Roda Ahmed – Mae Among the Stars

Atinuke and Brigitta Sif – Hugo

Anne Booth – Bloom: Hope in a Scary World

Carrie Burnell – Ice Bear Miracle

Grace Byers – I Am Enough

William Goldsmith – Mark Anchovy Pizza Detective

James Goodhand – Last Lesson

MG Leonard and Sam Sedgeman – The Highland Falcon Thief

Eleanor Levenson – We Love the NHS

Yamile Saied Mendez – Where Are You From?

EB White – Charlotte’s Web