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NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH

Engines of Privilege by David Kynaston and Francis Green

Hardcover, £20

Engines of Privilege examines the role of private education in Britain. Accessible, evidence-based and inclusive, this book aims to kick-start a long overdue national debate about private education and social cohesion. Clear, vigorous prose is combined with forensic analysis to powerful effect, illuminating the...

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COUNTRY OF THE MONTH

Love, love, love

With St. Valentine’s Day falling right in the middle of the month, it seems right to highlight writing about love. We have books and cards in the shop to celebrate this month of love. And while we’re on the topic… Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth...

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NOVEL OF THE MONTH

Adéle by Leïla Slimani

paperback, £12.99

The new book from the best-selling author of Lullaby, Adéle is a story about “the twin forces of compulsion and desire”. The title character seems to have it all–the perfect home, job, and family–but she is bored and begins to orchestrate her life around...

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TOP 10 DULWICH BOOKS BESTSELLERS LAST MONTH
  1. Today South London, Tomorrow South London by A. Grumbridge, V. Raison

  2. Milkman by Anna Burns
  3. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
  4. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  5. Educated by Tara Westover
  6. Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  7. In Your Defence by Sarah Langford
  8. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
  9. Maybe the Moon by Frances Ives
  10. Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
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YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE MONTH

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

paperback, £7.99

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t...

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PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH

Red and the City by Marie Voigt

paperback, £6.99

Red is finally old enough to go into the city on her own. One day, she sets off with her trusty dog Woody to take a cake to Grandma, but the city makes her feel hungry and she eats the cake. Determined to find...

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK OF THE MONTH
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When We Were Warriors by Emma Carroll

paperback, £6.99

A collection of short stories set during World War II, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting …

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OTHER NEWS
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2018 Bookshop Review

The beginning of a new year is a funny time, when we both reflect the past and anticipate what’s ahead. In our reflection over 2018, a lot of things came to mind, so thought we’d share a summary of the year. Shop: We’ve stayed...

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EVENTS

Carry On Europe: Jonathan Coe and Robert Menasse

We're delighted to pair two award-winning authors that take an acerbic view of current political travails. Jonathan Coe's Middle England is a state-of-the-nation novel beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and in London, where...

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Customer Orders

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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Location & Opening Hours

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