Dulwich Books Events in 2015

Guest Storytelling: Tracy Gunaratnam Saturday 31st 11am – 11.30am

January Storytelling ImageOn Saturday 31st January at 11am we host a special storytelling session with author Tracy Gunaratnam. Tracy   will be reading her hilarious brand new story PREPOSTEROUS RHINOCEROS.

Disaster! King Lion has lost his voice and cannot read the animals their bedtime story. Luckily Preposterous Rhinoceros wants to give it a go…

This is a free event however space is limited so we recommend you book your place in advance. Suitable for ages 7 and under. Book your place in person at Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8SW, by phone 020 8670 1920 or online.

European Book Award Presentation Evening Thursday 18th March

Evie  WyldIn 2014 Evie Wyld was award the European Book Award for her novel All The Birds, Singing. The award – whose winners were announced this year at the Frankfurt book festival – recognises the best new and emerging authors in Europe and aims to help their international visibility, in part by facilitating the translation of their works.

More details will follow, please email to join the waiting list.


Second Life by SJ WatsonAll aboard the 19.01 from Dulwich Books for an evening of Murder and Martinis when we host S J Watson and Paula Hawkins on Tuesday 24th March at 7pm.

We will begin with a civilised cocktail, before sitting down to hear  SJ and Paula chat about their books. We’ll finish with a Q&A before resuming the Martini drinking and having some food. Tickets are £10. SOLD OUT

SJ Watson is the author of the bestselling Before I Go To Sleep and his new thriller, Second Life, is another classic page turner. Click here to read Sheila’s review.

Girl on a TrainPaula Hawkins is destined to be the next Gillian Flynn with her debut thriller The Girl on the Train. You’ve all travelled on a train, looked out the window and wondered, what goes on in the houses… Paula Hawkins sees murder!  Click here to read Sheila’s review.

This event is sold out, please email if you wish to join the  waiting list.

Zoe Williams & Danny Dorling in conversation Friday 8th May 7.30pm

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 and more information available shortly when the Dulwich Festival launch their programme.

Dulwich Books Winner Best Independent Bookshop UK & Ireland

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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