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  • Meet the Author: David Mitchell

    Meet the Author: David Mitchell

    18 Jun 2015 07:00

    On Thursday 18th June Dulwich Books is honoured to host an event with David Mitchell.


    Storyteller extraordinaire, twice shortlisted and once longlisted for the Booker prize. He writes literary, audaciously structured and fantastical novels with a flair and wit that makes them a joy to read. This is your opportunity to meet the bestselling author of ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘The Bone Clocks’ in an intimate and laid back event. 


    His latest novel, ‘The Bone Clocks,’ was longlisted for the 2014 Booker Prize and is an epic sweep of a book, starting in 1984 and ending in 2043, weaving in and out of the life of Holly Sykes, shot through with magical threads, literary establishment nods, and a healthy dose of villainy.


    At the event David will be interviewed by arts journalist and author Laura Barnett whose forthcoming novel ‘Versions of Us’ is hotly tipped as one of this year’s breakthrough debut novels.



    Tickets are £10 and include a paperback copy of ‘The Bone Clocks,’ drinks & canapés, bookable from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-mitchell-tickets-16167564621, by phone on 02086701920 or in person from Dulwich Books on 6 Croxted Road.

  • Independent Bookshop Week Events at Dulwich Books – June 2015

    Independent Bookshop Week Events at Dulwich Books – June 2015

    Here at Dulwich Books we always try and have a great week packed full of events for Independent Bookshop Week and this year is no exception!

     Tuesday 23rd June 7pm - Meet the Authors: Summer Pimms Party

     An evening of Pimms and new authors showcasing the best new talent from Weidenfeld & Nicholson, the publisher that brought us the likes of Kate Mosse, Gillian Flynn, Vikram Seth & Ian Rankin, we will introduce:  Laura Barnett, Catriona Ward, Colin MacIntyre and Antonia Honeywell.


     Tickets £10 including Pimms and canapés.


     Wednesday 24th June 7pm – ‘Nightwalking’ with Matthew Beaumont

     We’ve all traversed London at night, giving us a little glimpse into the nocturnal world of a city that never truly sleeps. ‘Nightwalking’ offers a unique insight into the London of the shadows and the dark, and the people that have walked those streets throughout history including Dickens, Chaucer, Blake, and Shakespeare.


     Tickets are £5 redeemable against copies of ‘Nightwalking.’


     Thursday 25th June 7pm – Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman 

    Join us for an evening with bestselling authors Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman who will be discussing their latest novels ‘A Place Called Winter’ and ‘A Year of Marvellous Ways.’

    Tickets are £5 and redeemable against ‘A Place Called Winter’ and ‘A Year of Marvellous Ways.’


    Dulwich Books are one of over 330 bookshops around the country which has signed up to take part in the Independent Bookshops Week, organised by the Booksellers Association (BA), the national trade association for booksellers. The week is designed to showcase how the ‘indies’ provide a distinctive, personal service for book lovers and the unique role they play in their communities. You can find out more here: www.indiebookshopweek.com


    Tickets for all of the events are available from Dulwich Books by phone on 02086701920, in-person, or online at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dulwich-books-1098418481.


  • ‘The Girls Who Went to War’ Book Signing Saturday 16th May

    ‘The Girls Who Went to War’ Book Signing Saturday 16th May

    16 May 2015 12:00

    Come along on Saturday 16th May between 12.30pm & 1.30pm to meet and chat with Duncan and Nuala and celebrate publication of their new book, ‘The Girls Who Went to War.’


    Duncan & Nuala will sign copies of their book. This is a free event.


    This is the personal accounts of three young women who joined up in 1940. In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone against Germany. The British Army stood at just over one and a half million men, while the Germans had three times that many, and a population almost twice the size of ours from which to draw new waves of soldiers.

    Clearly, in the fight against Hitler, manpower alone wasn’t going to be enough. Eighteen-year-old Jessie Ward defied her mother to join the ATS, Margery Pott signed up for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, and nanny Kathleen Skin the WRNS. They left quiet homes for the rigours of training, the camaraderie of the young women who worked together so closely and to face a war that would change their lives for ever.

    Overall, more than half a million women served in the armed forces during the Second World War. This book tells the story of just three of them – one from the Army, one from the Navy and one from the Air Force. But in their stories are reflected the lives of hundreds of thousands of others like them – ordinary girls who went to war, wearing their uniforms with pride.


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  • Free Storytelling with Minnie the Clown Saturday 16th May 11am

    Free Storytelling with Minnie the Clown Saturday 16th May 11am

    16 May 2015 11:00

    Back by popular demand and as part of the Love West Dulwich Spring Fair, come along on Saturday 16th May at 11am and hear Minnie the Clown read from her picture book, ‘Ben the Outside Dog.’

    This is a free session and will last for 1/2 hour followed by activities for another 1/2 hour. Space is limited so we suggest you book a seat, bookable online from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/minnie-the-clown-storytelling-saturday-16th-may-11am-tickets-16363624040 or by contacting Dulwich Books by phone on 02086701920 or email dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk.


    Copies of ‘Ben the Outside Dog’ will be on sale afterwards and Minnie will sign copies. 

  • Love West Dulwich Spring Fair

    Love West Dulwich Spring Fair

    16 May 2015 10:00

    The Love West Dulwich Spring Fair - run in association with Dulwich Festival - will take place on Parkhall Road, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road in West Dulwich and promises to be a wonderful day for all the family.