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NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH

Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins

Hardcover, £25

Reverend author and journalist Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain to select his hundred favourite railway stations. His journey is documented in a beautiful new book. And, as South Londoners, always longing for the tube but relying on our...

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COUNTRY OF THE MONTH

All Things Dulwich

As we enter darker months, the Dulwich Literary Festival brings us light and confounds the incipient dinge in our winter hat with a festival title of “Into the Light of Things” featuring events with, among others, Henry Blofeld, Alan Hollinghurst, Simon Jenkins, Robert Peston,...

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NOVEL OF THE MONTH

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

Hardcover, £20

We don’t usually reach for superlatives here at Dulwich Books, but Hollinghurst is truly the leading light of his generation. Not only is he extraordinary on the page, each sentence honed with the scrupulousness of Henry James or Flaubert, but he is also exceptional...

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TOP 10 DULWICH BOOKS BESTSELLERS LAST MONTH
  1. Atlas of Beauty by Mihaela Noroc

  2. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  3. Tom Gates: Epic Adventure by Liz Pichon
  4. Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle
  5. Little Library Cookbook by Kate Young
  6. Munich by Robert Harris
  7. A Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre
  8. Autumn by Ali Smith
  9. Anthony Powell by Hilary Spurling
  10. The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler
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YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE MONTH

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Hardcover, £14.99

From bestselling author of The Fault in Their Stars, a new book about friendship, mental illness, reptiles of New Zealand, and Star Wars fan fiction. Green said: “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected...

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PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH

Parrots Don’t Live in the City by Lucy Reynolds & Jenna Herman

Paperback, £7.99

Inspired by the parrots in Brockwell Park, this is an enchanting picture book by two local mums.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK OF THE MONTH
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The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club by by Alex Bell and Tomislav Tomic

Paperback, £6.99

A moving, historical story about life in the Foundling Hospital in the 18th Century.

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OTHER NEWS
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Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair with Sam Usher

The fourth annual Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair returns on Saturday 25 November, 11am – 4pm. In honour of  the festivities, we will have a special guest at our weekly story time at 11am. Author and illustrator, Sam Usher, will be visiting the shop...

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George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

George Saunders has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for his first full-length novel Lincoln in the Bardo. The 58-year-old New York resident, born in Texas, is the second American author to win the prize in its 49-year history. Lola, Baroness Young, 2017 Chair of...

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Tickets on sale for Dulwich Literary Festival 2017

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Dulwich Literary Festival. The festival will feature a month of events throughout the month of November. Please click here to view the full programme and book tickets.   ‘When the bombing began people wanted to know what...

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EVENTS

Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair with Sam Usher

The fourth annual Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair returns on Saturday 25 November, 11am – 4pm. In honour of  the festivities, we will have a special guest at our weekly story time at 11am. Author and illustrator, Sam Usher, will be visiting the shop...

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Dulwich Literary Festival 2017

We are delighted to announce that the programme for this year’s Dulwich Literary Festival is now available in full at www.dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk. Tickets can be booked online (via Eventbrite) or in person at Dulwich Books.   ‘When the bombing began people wanted to know what the writers...

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Halloween Special with Andrew Michael Hurley and Laura Purcell

Join us at 19.00 on the evening of 1st November (All Saints Day) for an evening of frightening fiction with Andrew Michael Hurley and Laura Purcell.   Andrew became a publishing sensation last year when his debut novel The Loney became a word of...

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Our expert booksellers are on hand to take your orders or to make suggestions and recommendations. Books ordered by 5pm can usually be collected from the shop after noon the next day

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6 Croxted Road
West Dulwich
London
SE21 8SW
hello@dulwichbooks.co.uk
020 8670 1920

Mon to Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

Nearest overground stations:
West Dulwich & West Norwood
Number 3 bus:
Stops just outside the shop