Author Archives: Tara

A Moveable Feast

We’re really happy to be taking part in Friday Feast again this month. The deal is that you pick up a card from one of the participating shops or market stalls, and collect stamps (or stickers in our case) until you have six (you can get a maximum of two from each participant), and then […]

It’s a date

We’re really pleased to be part of the brilliant Books are My Bag’s Bookshop Advent Calendar campaign, and as part of it, we’ve chosen four books that we’ll be giving to our nearest and dearest this Christmas. Claire recommends: Janet Malcolm – Forty-One False Starts (£20 Granta) I’ll be giving my sister, whose taste is […]

Signed Up

We’ve got a veritable plethora of signed books at L&R at the moment – including some of our favourite books of the year, like Love, Nina, The Goldfinch, An Officer and a Spy and Jeeves and the Wedding Bells. If you’d like to reserve one, give us a call on 020 7229 1010, or drop […]

Our Bag

Today is Books are My Bag day! A day to celebrate independent bookshops like us! We’ve turned our window orange, and we’ll be giving away the much-coveted Books are My Bag bags as long as stocks last. And, even more than that, because we love all the independent shops in the area, we’ve chosen today […]

Very Interesting(s)

We cannnot tell you how excited we are about this Thursday’s event with Meg Wolitzer and Tessa Hadley. The Interestings has already been the book of the summer for all of us who were lucky enough to get early copies, and now everyone else can read it! And you don’t have to take our word […]

We’re very happy to be having a sneak preview of an exhibition that’s at the Tabernacle from the 15th of July. Alexander Massouras is a self-taught British artist, who works primarily in etchings. We’ve stocked his book Three Cautionary Tales for a while, and it always gets a great response. We’ve currently got a narrative […]

The Grand Georgette

We are big fans of Georgette Heyer at L&R. All of us have at some point whiled away a rainy (or indeed sunny) afternoon by reading one of her witty Regency romances. There is a small but vocal faction here which claims that she is better than Jane Austen, which is a controversial opinion, but […]

Animal Magnetism

We’re very pleased to be hosting a small selection of photographic prints by the Italian artist Giacomo Brunelli in the shop at the moment. This is in advance of his show at The Tabernacle, which will run from the 20th to the 26th of May. From 6pm on the night of Saturday 25th May, we […]

Running Wild

Since the Olympics last summer, we’ve noticed a definite surge in books about athletics, and particularly running. This shelf is actually a fairly small selection of the titles that have been released recently. Two of us have become quite keen runners over the last year, and Alexandra Heminsley’s book Run Like A Girl has definitely […]

Booked up

We were absolutely delighted to spend World Book Night with the Friends of Notting Hill Preparatory School Library. The school has been raising funds to completely re-vamp their library, including getting lots of new books. We had great fun choosing the books for them, and we’re looking forward to helping more schools (and hotels, private […]