- Zoe Williams & Danny Dorling in conversation with Dulwich Festival Friday 8th May 7.30pm Alleyns Great Hall
- West Dulwich Fair Saturday 16th May – 10am – 5pm
- Shaun the Sheep Treasure Hunt Saturday 16th May 10am – 3pm Free Entry.
- Minnie The Clown storytelling from Ben The Outside Dog on Saturday 16th May 11am Free Entry
- Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi book signing for The Girls Who Went to War Saturday 16th May 12.30 – 1.30pm Free Entry
- Children’s activities from FarmFest Festival Somerset Saturday 16th May 1.30pm – 4pm. Free Entry.
- David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks in conversation on Thursday 18th June 7pm
- Pimms & A Posse of Authors, meet the leading lights of Orion fiction publishing on Tuesday 23rd June
- Matthew Beaumont talk Wednesday 24th June 7pm £5.
- Patrick Gale & Sarah Winman in conversation Thursday 25th June 7.30pm
On Thursday 18th June Dulwich Books is honored 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.
David will be in conversation with Guardian journalist and author Laura Barnett.
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.
Only a few tickets left. Tickets £12 & £6 for students are bookable online, click on the book ticket button.
On 10th September 2001 Shami Chakrabarti joined Liberty, the UK’s leading civil rights organisation, and on her second day, 11th September 2001, the world changed. Exchanging the Home Office’s Westminster offices for Liberty’s premises in a converted shop in south London, Shami took up a newly created role as a legal advisor to Liberty, and with it the culture shock both of a move from a Goliath-like department of state to a David-like NGO, and of a legal landscape that had changed overnight.
In this talk Shami will share with you why our fundamental rights and freedoms are paramount in upholding democracy, and how they are coming under unprecedented pressure today. Since 9/11 governments have decided that human and civil rights, and the rule of law, are often too costly, and have offered an apparently simple trade-off: greater security in exchange for less freedom.
Drawing on her own life and work, and on Liberty’s campaigning on issues including privacy, 42 day detention and ASBOs, Shami shows why our rights are indispensable and looks to the future. These freedoms, for which generations have fought, both protect and empower us, and curb the power of the mighty – and what’s more, Shami warns, once gone, they will be almost impossible to recover.
Doors Open at 7pm with a paid bar available and we’ll aim to start at 7.30pm with an introduction by Dulwich Books. Shami will talk for about 40 minutes and then take questions.
Shami’s book On Liberty will be available for sale on the night for £12 and she will sign copies.
In partnership with the Dulwich Festival Guardian columnist and author Zoe Williams will be in conversation with Danny Dorling. Danny is a professor of human geography at Oxford University. He is the author of a number of books including Inequality and the 1%.
Tickets are £10 and available directly from the Dulwich Festival.
On Thursday 25th June we will host Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman to chat and discuss their latest novels.
Patrick Gale’s latest novel A Place Called Winter is published in March and is a stunning tale of love, lost, families and heartbreak. Tipped by most reviewers to be “one of the major 2015 novels” this is one event not to miss.
Sarah Winman’s debut novel When God Was A Rabbit was an instant success that we all loved here in Dulwich and many of you will remember her event with us. Her second novel is published in June called A Year of Marvellous Ways.
Book your place now! Tickets are bookable online, via email: email@example.com, by telephone 020 8670 1920 or better still, drop into the bookshop.
Bookseller Industry Awards!
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 activity”, “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