Buchzeichen Egg
Ihre Buchhandlung


Dienstag – Freitag
09.00 – 12.30 Uhr
14.00 – 18.30 Uhr

09.00 – 16.00 Uhr

044 994 76 76
Mönchaltorfer­strasse 8
8132 Egg

English Books

Visit our friendly bookshop ‘Buchhandlung Buchzeichen Egg‘.

  • There is a good selection of books in English. non-fiction, fiction, (Swiss) children’s books, picture books, ….
  • Orders for books in web shop: www.buchzeichen-egg.ch
  • Order also by mail or phone at Buchzeichen Egg: info@buchzeichen-egg.ch ; 044 994 76 76

We are always happy to welcome you to our bookshop in Egg (opposite Migros).

Offers August 2019

Buchcover von Amazing



Steve Antony

A joyful new picture book: A boy teaches his pet dragon to join in nicely with everyone else in this positive book on acceptance, understanding and inclusion.

age 3-5
Fr. 15.90

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Buchcover von Death in Captivity


Death in Captivity

Michael Gilbert

This classic locked-room mystery with a closed circle of suspects is woven together with a thrilling story of escape from an Italian POW camp, as the Second World War nears its endgame and a handful of British prisoners prepare to flee into the Italian countryside.

British Library
Fr. 18.50

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Offers July-August 2019

Buchcover von An American Marriage


An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

A tense and timely love story . . .
Packed with brave questions about race and class

Fr. 21.50

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Buchcover von Cari Mora


Cari Mora

Thomas Harris

From the creator of The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.

Fr. 20.90

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Buchcover von Option B


Option B

Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

Thoughtful, honest, revealing and warm, OPTION B weaves Sandberg's experiences coping with adversity with new findings from Adam Grant and other social scientists. The book features stories of people who recovered from personal and professional hardship, including illness, death, injury, divorce, job loss, sexual assault and imprisonment. These people did more than recover-many of them became stronger.

Random House
Fr. 20.50

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Buchcover von Tad



Benji Davies

New from the author/illustrator of "The Storm Whale" and "Grandad's Island", the story of Tad, the smallest tadpole in a big pond. Can she grow up, branch out and take a leap into life?

Harper Collins
Fr. 24.90

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Offers May - June 2019

Buchcover von Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo

Little Guides to Great Lives

Isabel Thomas

Kahlo was a Mexican artist who endured great pain and hardship, but used her bright, vivid brushstrokes to express her emotions and reveal her true personality, and is considered to be one of the most influential and inspirational artists of the 20th century. Full color.

age 7-11
Laurence King Publishing
Fr. 18.00

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Buchcover von The moment of Lift


The moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda Gates

Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. Throughout, Gates introduces us to her heroes in the movement towards equality, offers startling data, shares moving conversations she's had with women from all over the world--and shows how we can all get involved.

Fr. 23.90

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Buchcover von So Much Life Left Over


So Much Life Left Over

Louis de Bernies

At the dawn of the 1920s, Rosie and Daniel move to Ceylon with their small daughter to start a new life, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War - and its effects on their marriage - behind them. And soon there is no going back .

Random House
Fr. 18.50

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Offers March - April 2019

Buchcover von Where's the Bunny?


Where's the Bunny?

An Egg-cellent Search-and-Find Book

Chuck Whelon

MISSING CHOCOLATE EGG ALERT! Hop to it and help Bunny find these tasty treasures.
This seasonal puzzle challenge will take children on an enchanting journey through their favourite fairy tales and test their spotting skills as they try to find Bunny, ten eggs and a chirping chick or two.

age 4-7
CHF 15.90

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Buchcover von Duck&Goose, A Gift for Goose


Duck&Goose, A Gift for Goose

Tad Hill

Duck and Goose, the stars of the New York Times bestselling picture book series.
Duck has a very nice gift for Goose, and the perfect box to put it in... maybe it's too perfect!
With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Duck & Goose book, which they can read all by themselves!

age 4-6
CHF 16.90

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Buchcover von Journeys to the Other Side of the World


Journeys to the Other Side of the World

David Attenborough

'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards. 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express
From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before.

CHF 28.90

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Buchcover von The Quiet Side of Passion


The Quiet Side of Passion

Alexander Mc Call

The latest novel in Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series.
Isabel Dalhousie is once again caught between 'gossip' and significant rumour. It is none of her business that Patricia, the mother of her son Charlie's friend Basil, is estranged from Basil's father, or that the woman's attitude to childcare is somewhat brazen.
A delight of a book by a master storyteller

CHF 18.50

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Buchcover von The Little Snake


The Little Snake

A.L. Kennedy

A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, about love and family, about war and resilience, about how we live in this world, and how we leave it
Mary befriends a golden snake who visits her throughout her life as the city changes and the bombs start to drop. A reflection on the separations that come with friendship, and the immigrant experience.

CHF 20.50

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Buchcover von Becoming



Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her.

Penguin Books
CHF 42.00

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Buchcover von The Wrong Train

Scary story

The Wrong Train

Jeremy de Quidt

A brand new and terrifyingly good book from Jeremy de Quidt, the master of hauntingly scary stories.

David Fickling Books
Fr. 21.90

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Buchcover von Ghostly

scary story


A collection of Ghost Stories

Audrey Niffenegger editor

Author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" Audrey Niffenegger edits, introduces and illustrates this collection of haunted, weird and witty tales drawing on the unsettling powers of Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Edgar Allan Poe and Niffenegger herself.

Random House
Fr. 20.50

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Offers August - September 2018

Buchcover von What Happened That Night


What Happened That Night

Sheila O'Flanagan

Can we ever put right the mistakes we made in the past? Nothing stays a secret for ever ... An enticing story of mothers, daughters and lovers.
A captivating, twisting read from Sheila O'Flanagan, the bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE and THE HIDEAWAY

Headline Book
Fr. 15.50

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Buchcover von Fascism: A Warning


Fascism: A Warning

Madeleine Albright

A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.
This call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.
The number one New York Times Bestseller

Harper Collins
Fr. 27.90

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Buchcover von 100 First Words


100 First Words

Lift the Flap

100 flaps to peek under, 100 first words to discover! This delightful oversized board book opens a world of vocabulary learning with a simple lift of a flap! Organized by theme, Baby can explore the connections between objects and the words that describe them with help from their favourite Disney characters!

Hachett Children's Book
Fr. 13.90

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Buchcover von The Hazelwood


The Hazelwood

Melissa Albert

To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the heart of the world where her grandmother's stories began--and find out why her own story went so wrong.

from 12 years onwards
Fr. 12.90

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Offers Jun-July 2018

Buchcover von Hoi



Your Swiss German Survival Guide

Nicole Egger

Now you too can enjoy speaking Swiss German. With this survival guide's over 200 cartoons and 2000 words and phrases, it's not just easy, it is downright fun.

Bergli Books
Fr. 30.80

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Buchcover von The President is Missing


The President is Missing

Ex-President Bill Clinton, James Patterson

'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. You will read it in one gulp.

Random House
Fr. 23.90

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Buchcover von How to Stop Time


How to Stop Time

Matt Haig

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all.
As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .
A life-affirming and bittersweet novel about losing and finding yourself.

Fr. 15.90

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Buchcover von Prisoners of Geography


Prisoners of Geography

Tim Marshall

A popular take on world events that puts the 'geo' back into geopolitics
Widely travelled reporter Tim Marshall uses maps, essays and the occasional personal experience, as well as explorations of the past, present and future, to offer a guide to geography as a major determining factor in world history. Now in paperback.

UK Books
Fr. 19.50

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Offers May 2018

Buchcover von Jungle Book


Jungle Book

Rudyard Keepling, Frederica Frenna (illustr)

Family classic: The popular adventure is retold in beautifully illustrated search and find scenes where we follow the characters through the story. Each page is full of characters to find and details to spot in the busy scenes, such as Mowgli learning the laws of the jungle, the monkeys in the temple, and Baloo and Bagheera meeting Kaa.
Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by abridged text, perfect for sharing with young readers, and introducing them to Rudyard Kipling's classic story.

age 8-99
Kings Road Publishing
Fr. 23.90

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Buchcover von The Olive Tree


The Olive Tree

Lucinda Riley

A stunning new contemporary novel from the author of the Seven Sisters series.
Young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus at Pandora, the house of her Godfather, where she fell in love for the first time. Twenty-four years later she returns to spend the summer there with her family. As soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide.

Pan MacMillan
Fr. 15.50

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Buchcover von New Boy


New Boy

Tracy Chevalier

From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway
Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl.
The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard in Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal.

Random House
Fr. 17.50

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Buchcover von Winnie and Wilbur


Winnie and Wilbur

The Naughty Knight

Valerie Thomas

Winnie and Wilbur. In a medieval castle. In disguise. What could possibly go wrong . . .?
In this latest picture book from Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul Winnie and Wilbur go back in time to enjoy all the thrills and spectacle of castle life and they'd like you to join them!

Oxford University Press
Fr. 14.90

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Buchcover von Uncle Shawn and Bill


Uncle Shawn and Bill

The Pajimminy Crimminy Unusual Adventure


The second book in a hilarious, heart-warming series for children from Costa award winner A.L.Kennedy, in which Badger Bill must do all he can to prevent his very unusual friend Uncle Shawn from being committed to the Maximum Security Institute of Unusualness. But all Bill has to help him are four bickering llamas, one pirate boy and one invisible girl. What could possibly go wrong?

age 7 year+, first reader book
Walker Books
Fr. 17.50

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Offers April 2018

Buchcover von Educated



Tara Westover

A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ?
EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties.

Random House
Fr. 25.90

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Buchcover von Keeping On Keeping On


Keeping On Keeping On

Allan Bennett

Alan Bennett's third collection of prose "Keeping On Keeping On" follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful "Writing Home" and "Untold Stories". This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library.
This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.

Profile Books
Fr. 19.50

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Buchcover von The Lifters


The Lifters

Dave Eggers

Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle grade adventure from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and Her Right Foot.

What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana?

Age 8-13 years
Random House
Fr. 20.50

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Offers March 2018

Buchcover von The Hidden Life of Trees


The Hidden Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben

Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware.
Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities.

Buchcover von Into the Water


Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train.

Random House UK
Fr. 27.90

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Buchcover von Are you there little bunny


Are you there little bunny

Little peep through books

Sam Taplin

Little bunny is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting a badger, chick and other animals as they search for the elusive little bunny. A lovely Easter gift for a baby or toddler, sure to be read many times.

age 6 months +

Buchcover von Things that go


Things that go

My First Search and Find Book

Neiko NG

There are seven themed scenes: town, building site, park, farm, rescue, sea, up and away - with sturdy tabs for young children to find their favourite pages. Children can then explore the big scenes, find the vehicles and read the name labels in the panels. With a naughty French bulldog to spot on each scene as well.


Buchcover von 5 Ingredients


5 Ingredients

Jamie Oliver

Using five delicious, healthy ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up the most exiting nutritious food, ready to tuck in to in less than 30 minutes .
With every of the over 130 recipes you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information.

Penguin Books
Fr. 45.90

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Buchcover von What are stars


What are stars

Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions & Answers

Katie Daynes

They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one's the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to stars and the night sky, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.

Children aged 3+
Fr. 15.50

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Buchcover von My first wordbook about nature


My first wordbook about nature

Bathe Holly

From squirrels and hedgehogs to sea horses and star fish, there are over 200 familiar words for children to discover and talk about in this delightful word book. Each word is accompanied by a friendly illustration, and the words are grouped into themes such as woodland animals, birds, flowers and plants and on the shore.
Introducing little ones to the natural world, this charmingly illustrated book allows them to spot familiar pictures and learn new words.

Children aged 2+
Fr. 17.50

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Buchcover von Lincoln in the Bardo


Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders, Winner of the Man Booker Price

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War

CHF 28.50

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Ihre Buchhandlung


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