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Storytelling at Dulwich Books

July 18, 2014

Our Thursday and Saturday storytime will be taking a break during August, although if Annie is here just say ‘I’d like to hear a story, please’ and she will be happy to oblige!

Storytime returns with a bang in September with not one, not two but THREE guest author storytellers!

Big Blue Thing on the HillWe look forward to welcoming Yuval Zommer author of The Big Blue Thing on the Hill on Saturday 6th September at 11am. Perfect for all readers of 6 and under, don’t miss this exciting event.  Reserve your free seat online, or via email: or via telephone: 020 8670 1920.
On Thursday 11th September we host Anna Bogie author of Happy Hooves, Ta Dah! in the bookshop at 11am.  Reserve your free seat online, or via email: or via telephone: 020 8670 1920.
On Saturday 13th September we host Loretta d’Souza author of Talk to the Paw to read from her picture book. Ideal for any under 6 book lover we advise you to reserve your free seat online, or via email: or via telephone: 020 8670 1920.

Plus there will be all those lovely new Autumn picture books to test run!

Nickolas Butler in conversation Tuesday 16th September 7pm

July 9, 2014

Shotgun LovesongsJoin us on Tuesday 16th September and hear Nickolas Butler talk about his fantastic debut novel Shotgun LovesongsBook tickets now image

Tickets are bookable online, in the bookshop, via email on or by telephone on 020 8670 1920.

Why come to this event? This will be Nickolas’s only talk in London and it will be a treat to hear him talk about his novel which is one of the major debuts of 2014.

Chloe read an advance copy of Shotgun Lovesongs and this is what she has to say “I fell in love with the title of this book, and fell even deeper in love with it from page 1. It’s quiet, achingly sweet and melancholy and I was heartbroken when I finished it”

Meet The Authors: Picador, Proofs & Pizza Thursday 2nd October 7pm SOLD OUT

July 5, 2014

Picador Image Join the pre publication buzz on the latest Picador fiction titles of 2014 and come along to our first Meet The Authors event we are hosting on Thursday 2nd October. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

In partnership with Picador publishers we are hosting a party  in the bookshop to introduce you to these new authors. You’ll have a chance to meet and hear authors, Jessie Burton, Rebecca Wait and Emily St J Mandel.

Chloe and Dave have read these books and loved them and we know that you’ll love them too!

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

7pm – Pizza & Drinks
7.25pm Introduction and toast by Dulwich Books
7.30pm – 8pm Jessie, Rebecca and Emily will read from and talk about their books with editor Francesa Main
8pm – 8.30pm Chat with the authors.
8.30pm depart with a goodie bag full of books

Jessie’s book, The Miniaturist has been published to critically acclaims and is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth. As a South London girl we are delighted to be hosting her event.

Rebecca Wait is another South Londoner and her book, The View On The Way Down is a brilliant novel that leaves you contemplating many things.

Emily St J Mandel first novel to be published in the UK is Station Eleven and is due for publication on Thursday 29th September and is already receiving rave reviews.



Dulwich Books Winner Best Independent Bookshop UK & Ireland

April 1, 2013

Bookseller Industry Awards!

Sheila Collecting BA Award

Sheila collecting the award for best independent bookshop in UK & Ireland 2014

Dulwich Books wins national award! Dulwich Books was voted the best independent in the UK & Ireland on 12th May by industry colleagues.

The judges said “combining the traditional virtues of bookselling with thoroughly modern marketing & digital actiPrintvity”, “vastly experienced staff”, “offering superb customer service”, “a packed calender of events”, “eye-catching 21% leap in sales”, “the energy is amazing” and that Dulwich Books was a destination bookshop

The award was presented by Alan Johnson at the industry dinner of nearly 1,000 people and a good night was had by all!
It just leaves me to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their loyalty, support and advice over the years. We are very proud of what we have achieved and you make it a very enjoyable job.

It is a thrill to be rewarded for doing our job. Sheila


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