Events

Our forthcoming events are listed below. We would love to see you here, but seating is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 16th February, 7pm (£10pm / £5 Student concession)
ELIZABETH STROUT discusses My Name is Lucy Barton with CRESSIDA CONNOLLY
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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Tuesday 8th December
ADAM PHILLIPS discussed Unforbidden Pleasures

Wednesday 28th October
GARTH RISK HALLBERG discussed City on Fire with Tom Sutcliffe

Wednesday 30th September
Grief… and Happiness: MAX PORTER and JACK UNDERWOOD were in Conversation

Tuesday 29th September
SEBASTIAN FAULKS discussed Where My Heart Used to Beat

Wednesday 9th September
An Evening of Debut Novelists with: COLIN MACINTYRE, LAURA BARNETT, ANTONIA HONEYWELL & CATRIONA WARD

Wednesday 2nd September
BILL CLEGG was in Conversation with ROLAND PHILIPPS

Tuesday 1st September
ELENA FERRANTE: A PANEL DISCUSSION
With CATHY RENTZENBRINK, JONATHAN GIBBS, SUSANNA GROSS and TESSA HADLEY

Thursday 13th August, 7pm
DAVID GATES and STUART EVERS were in Conversation

Tuesday 14th July
HARPER LEE: A PANEL DISCUSSION
with HADLEY FREEMAN, PHILIPPE SANDS, LOUISA YOUNG & ISABEL ADOMAKOH YOUNG

Tuesday 23rd June 2015
WOMEN IN CLOTHES
Conversation & Clothes Swap with LEANNE SHAPTON

Tuesday 16th June 2015
JAMES WOOD discussed The Nearest Thing to Life

Tuesday 2nd June 2015
HADLEY FREEMAN discussed Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies.

Wednesday 27th May 2015
GERBRAND BAKKER & PER PETTERSON were in Conversation

Tuesday 19th May 2015
Doctors Dissected
MARTIN SCURR & JANE HAYNES were in Conversation

Tuesday 12th May 2015
Germany & Britain
GILES WATERFIELD and NEIL MACGREGOR were in Conversation with GINA THOMAS

Tuesday 5th May 2015
On The Wilder Shores of Love
GEORGIA DE CHAMBERET discussed the life and works of Lesley Blanch with ELISA SEGRAVE

Wednesday 29th April 2015
Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals
JESSE ARMSTRONG in Conversation with NED BEAUMAN

Tuesday 21st April 2015
Who Governs Britain & Get it Together
ANTHONY KING and ZOE WILLIAMS in Conversation

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
ALEXANDRA FULLER discussed Leaving Before the Rains Come

Thursday 26th February 2015
DANA THOMAS discussed Gods & Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Tuesday 25th November 2014
WILL SELF and IAIN SINCLAIR discussed JG Ballard

Tuesday 28th October 2014
EMMANUEL CARRERE discussed Limonov with ROBERT MCCRUM

Wednesday 15th October 2014
TIMOTHY DONNELLY was in conversation with ADAM PHILLIPS

Tuesday 1st July
ADAM PHILLIPS on Becoming Freud

Thursday 29th May 2014
JOANNA RAKOFF discussed My Salinger Year with RACHEL COOKE

Wednesday 28th May 2014
KATHRYN SIMMONDS in conversation with ADAM PHILLIPS

Wednesday 21st May 2014
KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD in conversation with STEPHEN GROSZ

Tuesday 13th May 2014
PATRICK NESS discussed More than This with VIV GROSKOP

Tuesday 6th May 2014
NED BEAUMAN and ZOE PILGER were in CONVERSATION

Thursday 24th April 2014
ALICE GREENWAY and REBECCA HUNT were in conversation

Tuesday 25th March 2014, 7pm (£8)
BEN MACINTYRE on A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Tuesday 18th March 2014
REBECCA MEAD was in conversation with FERNANDA EBERSTADT on The Road to Middlemarch

Tuesday 4th March 2014
BEN WATT was in conversation with JOHN NIVEN

Thursday 6th February 2014
JAMES LASDUN was in conversation with ADAM PHILLIPS

Monday 2nd December 2013
Nina Stibbe was in conversation with Nick Hornby

Wednesday 27th November 2013
Adam Phillips was in Conversation with Lisa Appignanesi

Wednesday 30th October 2013
Emily Berry was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Thursday 5th September 2013
THE RUM READINGS

Wednesday 28th August 2013, 7pm
SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES
Leanne Shapton in conversation with Craig Taylor

Thursday 15th August 2013
The Interestings and Clever Girl
Meg Wolitzer and Tessa Hadley in conversation.

Tuesday 16th July 2013
Philipp Meyer discussed The Son with Chris Cleave

Thursday 11th July 2013
Holland House
A Talk by Linda Kelly

Tuesday 2nd July 2013
The Woman Upstairs
Claire Messud talked to Kate Figes

Monday 1st July 2013
Ruth Ozeki and Matt Haig were in conversation with Jamie Byng

Thursday, 6th June 2013
Curtis Sittenfeld Discussed Sisterland with Viv Groskop

Wednesday 1st May 2013
Ron Rash discussed Nothing Gold Can Stay

Tuesday April 30th 2013
William Sutcliffe and John McCarthy were in conversation with William Sieghart

Wednesday 27th March 2013
Oli Hazzard was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Wednesday 13th February 2013
Stephen Grosz and Andrew Solomon were in conversation with Cressida Connolly

Wednesday, 6th February 2013
Lucy Hughes-Hallett discussed The Pike

Monday, 21st January 2013
Don Paterson was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Wednesday, November 28th 2012
Connie Bensley was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Wednesday, September 12th 2012
Jane Draycott was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Monday, September 10th 2012
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi discussed Jerusalem with Giles Fraser

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
Leanne Shapton discussed Swimming Studies with Craig Taylor

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012
Ned Beauman and Nick Harkaway discussed The Teleportation Accident and Angelmaker with Roland Philipps

Thursday, 21st June 2012
Kate Summerscale discussed Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace with India Knight

Tuesday, 12th June 2012
Adam Phillips discussed Missing Out with Giles Fraser

Monday, 28th May 2012
Chad Harbach on The Art of Fielding

Monday, 23rd April 2012
Ben Macintyre discussed Double Cross

Thursday, 19th April 2012
Peter Stamm discussed Seven Years with Adam Thirlwell

Wednesday, 21st March 2012
Philip Gross was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Wednesday, 14th March 2012
Sadakat Kadri was in conversation with Barnaby Rogerson

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012
John Fuller was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Thursday, 9th February 2012
Lavinia Greenlaw was in conversation with Ted Hodgkinson of Granta Magazine

Tuesday, 31st January 2012
Laura Del-Rivo and Michael Horovitz were in Conversation with Julian Mash

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011
Cressida Connolly and Vendela Vida were in Conversation

Thursday, 17th November 2011
Adam O’ Riordan was in Conversation with Adam Phillips

Wednesday, 28th September 2011
Bernard O’Donoghue was in Conversation with Adam Phillips

Thursday, 23rd June 2011
Hisham Matar was in Conversation with Philippe Sands

Tuesday, 31st May 2011
Evelyn Juers discussed The House of Exile

Wednesday, 25th May 2011
John Burnside was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Monday, 23rd May 2011
Nicola Shulman discussed Graven With Diamonds with Alan Jenkins

Thursday, 19th May 2011
Wilson Stephens Jones Decorative Arts Sale

Wednesday, 11th May 2011
David Miller and David Flusfeder discussed Today and A Film By Spencer Ludwig

Wednesday, 20th April 2011
Christopher Reid was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Sunday, 10th April 2011
James Frey discussed The Final Testament of the Holy Bible with Kate Muir

Sunday, 23rd March 2011
Jennifer Egan discussed A Visit From the Goon Squad

Thursday, 17th March 2011
Jesse Norman discussed The Big Society with Anthony Fry

Wednesday, 16th March 2011
Jo Shapcott was in conversation with Adam Phillips

Wednesday, 26th January 2011
Emma Forrest discussed Your Voice in My Head with Jon Ronson

Wednesday, 24th November 2010
Geoff Dyer discussed Working The Room

Wednesday, 17th November 2010
Adam Phillips discussed On Balance

Wednesday, 3rd November 2010
Justine Picardie discussed Coco Chanel: A Life

Wednesday, 15th September 2010
Rebecca Hunt and Ned Beauman discussed Mr Chartwell and Boxer Beetle

News

January 24, 2016
Our favourites of 2015 – Tara

As a farewell to 2015, we’ve all made lists of our favourite books of the year, whether old or new:

As Children’s Buyer, I read a lot more books aimed at the under-15 set than my colleagues, and it has to be a really great grown-up book to make me stick with it. With that in mind, I’ve divided my reading up into categories, and picked my favourite from each:

Books about being a woman aged 25-35 mostly living in a large coastal US city
SINGLE CAREFREE MELLOW – Katherine Heiny, a book of funny, poignant, entertaining short stories that kept me happy in a freezing cold house during a powercut.

Books with teenage protagonists that aren’t YA
EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU – Celeste Ng, a mystery novel with no detective, where things aren’t in any way cut and dried; And a moving story of a family’s loss.

Books with teenage protagonists that are YA
THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE – Patrick Ness, imagine being one of the non-Scooby Gang kids at Sunnydale High, that’s what Patrick Ness’ fantastic new novel is about. While the Indie Kids deal with an extra terrestrial threat, Mikey and his friends are dealing with the stresses of (mostly-) normal life. An amazing concept, brilliantly executed.

Adult Thrillers
YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN – Jean Hanff Korelitz, just a great, unputdownable read. Marriage therapist Grace realises that her husband isn’t everything she believed him to be, and her life can never be the same again.

Middle Grade Thrillers
ARSENIC FOR TEA & FIRST CLASS MURDER – Robin Stevens, perfect, perfect detective stories for children aged 10-12. Two 1930s school girls, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, solve a country house muder, and yes, murder on the Orient Express. Completely irresistible.

January 7, 2016
Our favourites of 2015 – Sarah

As a farewell to 2015, we’ve all made lists of our favourite books of the year, whether old or new (and in Sarah’s case looking ahead to 2016):

My best reads of 2015 range forwards and backwards – more forwards because of the way my mind goes blank about everything but the books I have read in the last fortnight. I gobbled up A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanigahara along with everyone in the building ( it’s coming in paperback in March). I loved Kate Atkinson’s clever novel A GOD IN RUINS (out now in paperback) and Mahesh Rao’s story collection ONE POINT TWO BILLION.

Publishing in 2016, Julian Barnes new novel THE NOISE OF TIME is refreshingly short after the weighty (literally) books of 2015 and it contains so much. A very different beast but the same could be said of Thomas Savage’s THE POWER OF THE DOG, an intense and unput-downable piece of story-telling set in Twenties Montana which Vintage are re-issuing this year.

My stand-out non-fiction titles were Atul Gawande’s BEING MORTAL, Henry Marsh’s DO NO HARM, a fascinating book published by Penguin Press called THE WORM AT THE CORE about how our denial of mortality informs our entire culture and an early title by Emmanuel Carrere, THE ADVERSARY about a man who murders his entire family after leading a fantasy life with a fake medical degree and a non-existent job at the World Health Organisation. All the non-fiction I read seems to have been about death. Hmm…

January 6, 2016
Our favourites of 2015 – Jane

As a farewell to 2015, we’ve all made lists of our favourite books of the year, whether old or new:

The stand out fiction of the year for me was A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara and ALL MY PUNY SORROWS by Miriam Toews (the hardcover of the latter was actually published in 2014 but I read the paperback this year). I found both of these novels to be utterly engrossing, the kind of book you can’t drag yourself away from and make you loath anyone who diverts your attention elsewhere. They are very different novels but they both managed to make me feel deeply for the characters they contained.

BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande was my non-fiction book of the year. It’s a beautifully written and important book. Now that medical advances enable us to keep people alive for longer than ever before we are suddenly faced with an older generation we’re unsure how to handle. This is a sensitive and careful exploration of how we need to change the way we talk, think and approach mortality – our own and that of our loved ones.

Slightly outside the brief but the books I’m most looking forward to in 2016 are NY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout and NOT WORKING by Lisa Owens. The former being a master of her craft at the top of her game and the latter a brand new and thrillingly distinctive debut voice.

January 4, 2016
Shortlisted

We were very pleased to appear on Shortlist’s list of the 20 Mightiest Small Book Shops in the UK, with some excellent other shops.

Not only that, but they described us as a “literary bolthole” and described our amazing Serge Seidlitz prints as “killer”, we couldn’t agree more!

November 30, 2015
Bookworming

Serge Seidlitz Bookworm Print

We are thrilled to announce that the brilliant Serge Seidlitz has produced a new book-themed print just in time for Christmas! Featuring all our favourite literary figures from Austen to Zombies. Packed with wit and originality, we’re sure there’s a space on every book-lover’s wall. And at £180 framed, there’s room for it in the budget too!

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