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.
To book, please visit our online shop

You can also call or email the bookshop on 020 7229 1010, bookshop@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk to reserve your tickets.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 12th May, 10.15am (Free)
JUKE BOOKS
Our book club with a twist returns. Each person brings along a passage from one of their favourite books, explains why it’s a favourite of theirs and reads it aloud to the group, everyone then discusses the passage, before moving along to the next person. And if you don’t like to read aloud, Tim or Jessica will read on your behalf.
If you would like to take part, please email the shop

Tuesday 17th May, 7pm (£25 ticket & book / £10 ticket only / £5 student concession)
JOHN PRESTON discusses A Very English Scandal with ROLAND PHILLIPS
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Tuesday 24th May, 7pm (£25 ticket & book / £10 ticket only / £5 student concession)
PHILIPPE SANDS discusses East West Street with KATE FIGES
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Thursday 9th June, 7pm (£20 ticket & book / £10 ticket only / £5 student concession)
EMMA CLINE discusses The Girls with MARK HADDON
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Tuesday 28th June, 7pm (£22 ticket & book / £10 ticket only / £5 student concession)
HISHAM MATAR discusses The Return with WILLIAM FIENNES
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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Tuesday 19th April 2016
LISA OWENS & ANNA RAVERAT in Conversation with FRANCESCA MAIN
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Tuesday 16th February 2016
ELIZABETH STROUT discussed My Name is Lucy Barton with CRESSIDA CONNOLLY

Tuesday 8th December 2015
ADAM PHILLIPS discussed Unforbidden Pleasures

Wednesday 28th October 2015
GARTH RISK HALLBERG discussed City on Fire with Tom Sutcliffe

Wednesday 30th September2015
Grief… and Happiness: MAX PORTER and JACK UNDERWOOD were in Conversation

Tuesday 29th September 2015
SEBASTIAN FAULKS discussed Where My Heart Used to Beat

Wednesday 9th September 2015
An Evening of Debut Novelists with: COLIN MACINTYRE, LAURA BARNETT, ANTONIA HONEYWELL & CATRIONA WARD

Wednesday 2nd September 2015
BILL CLEGG was in Conversation with ROLAND PHILIPPS

Tuesday 1st September 2015
ELENA FERRANTE: A PANEL DISCUSSION
With CATHY RENTZENBRINK, JONATHAN GIBBS, SUSANNA GROSS and TESSA HADLEY

Thursday 13th August 2015
DAVID GATES and STUART EVERS were in Conversation

Tuesday 14th July 2015
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

April 29, 2016
Juke Books Returns

After a very popular first Juke Books on April 7th, Juke Books returns on Thursday May 12th at 10.15am.

Last time, we had readings from books by Mary Gaitskill, Saul Bellow, Victor Hugo and more, but the whole of literature is yours for the choosing.

In case you’ve forgotten the format:
Juke Books is hosted by two of our wonderful regular customers – Jessica Arah and writer Tim Lott.

Each person brings along a passage from one of their favourite books, explains why it’s a favourite of theirs and reads it aloud to the group, everyone then discusses the passage, before moving along to the next person. And if you don’t like to read aloud, Tim or Jessica will read on your behalf.

So we have time to properly discuss the readings, we ask that you keep your choices to no longer than about three minutes, and to please email us on bookshop@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk to confirm that you are coming along.

April 14, 2016
Shakin’ All Over

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On 23rd April 2016, we will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. In addition to his own plays and poetry, it would be an understatement to say that Shakespeare has had a huge influence on literature since his death.

To celebrate, we’ve filled our window with books by and about Shakespeare, and books whose titles contain a Shakespearean allusion. We’re asking you to name the play each of the titles in the photo above is taken from.

  1. MORTAL ENGINES – Philip Reeve
  2. WYRD SISTERS – Terry Pratchett
  3. TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE THINK ON ME – Javier Marias
  4. BRAVE NEW WORLD – Aldous Huxley
  5. THE WINDS OF HEAVEN – Monica Dickens
  6. CAKES & ALE – Somerset Maugham
  7. INFINITE JEST – David Foster Wallace
  8. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – Ray Bradbury
  9. ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT – W Stanley Moss
  10. ENDLESS NIGHT – Agatha Christie
  11. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – John Green
  12. GAUDY NIGHT – Dorothy L Sayers

Send us an email with your answers to bookshop@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk, and we’ll pick a winner on April 25th. Your prize will be the admiration of your peers, and a £20 voucher for the shop!

April 6, 2016
Daylight Book Club – Georgy Girl

Our Daylight Book Club has become so popular that we’re starting a new one!

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Please join us for the first meeting of this new group on Thursday 28th April at 10.30am, when we will be discussing Georgy Girl by the late Margaret Forster.

If you would like to attend, please email claire@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk.

March 29, 2016
Juke Books

On Thursday 7th April at 10am, two of our wonderful regular customers – Jessica Arah and writer Tim Lott – are hosting a book group with a difference – everyone reads a different book!

Each person brings along a passage from one of their favourite books, explains why it’s a favourite of theirs and reads it aloud to the group, everyone then discusses the passage, before moving along to the next person. And if you don’t like to read aloud, Tim or Jessica will read on your behalf.

If you’d like to take part in the first Juke Books please email bookshop@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk.

February 26, 2016

Now we stock DVDs in the shop, it’s been great fun choosing films that we really love that have a literary connnection; and as the Oscars are coming up on Sunday, we’ve been having a think about our favourite book-to-screen adaptations.

Here are three fantastic films that began life as wonderful books:

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Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, in her pre-Hunger Games days, stars in this stark, beautiful film about a teenage girl hunting for her bail-jumping father. The film captures the atmosphere of Daniel Woodrell’s novel perfectly, and Lawrence’s performance (which could have been an audition for Katniss) is outstanding.

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This Ealing Comedy is a classic for so many reasons, but Compton MacKenzie’s source novel is sometimes overlooked. Both are witty and heartwarming, and come highly recommended by us at L&R.

Howl

Before Pixar, the best off-beat animated films were made by Studio Ghibli, headed by director Hayao Miyazaki. This adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle is a great example of how great animation transcends age: it’s a film that can really be enjoyed by every generation. When Sophie is transformed into an old woman, she goes to live with the mysterious Howl in his equally mysterious home.

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