Book Group

Love football? Love A-Z Football Hates

Kick off the season in style at our talk with sports author Richard Foster

The football season is barely a nano-second old, but the chances are, if you’re an afionado, there’s already been something to infuriate you for to love football is also to hate the opposition/the ref/who your manager did or didn’t buy in the transfer window etc etc

In recognition of the sport’s dichotomy, author and former FT journalist Richard Foster has written The A-Z Of Football Hates A Definitive Guide To Everything That Is Rotten In The Beautiful Game a funny and fascinating collection of anecdotes and observations. Learn more and join in what will be a lively Q&A when Richard visits the shop on 1 Sept at 7.30 to read from, sign and answer your questions about the book. Entry is free and drinks will be served (and you won’t have to wait til half time thanks to our talks sponsors The Chelsea Sq Partnership. Please book your place via 0207 431 3770/

Bumper children’s book sale ahoy!

Don’t miss our two-day back-to-school jamboree!

We’re not ready for the mist’n'mellowness of autumn any time soon, so in an act of unprecedented defiance, we’re holding a bumper back-to-school children’s book sale on 28 – 29th August.

There will be a stellar 20% off all children’s fiction, non-fiction & activities books and we’ll extend the offer into parenting books for jolly good measure.

We’ll be open 9 — 7 both days to give you plenty of time to browse and buy and if you can’t make it into the shop we’d be happy to take orders by phone/email or Twitter and allow you to pick up your discounted books at a more convenient time.

Please also note, that if you have a child/grandchild/family relation at any of the schools nearby the shop, do let us know when you are buying children’s books—and then we will give the school 10% of what you spend.

This is a general all-year round offer!

The games people play…in London!

Join local author Simon Inglis as he reveals the fascinating history of sport in our glorious capital

From Roman ampitheatres that pre-date Christ to the fabulous and futuristic venues created for the 2012 Olympics, our great city has always had a thirst for the sporting spectacular.

Hear all about bizarre games that time has forgotten, the crazes, the venues, the people and so much more when author Simon Inglis talks about and signs copies of his meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated and altogether hugely enjoyable Played In London at 7.30 on 4 September. All this and the event is free to attend with complimentary wine to boot. We cannot say fairer than that. To join in the fun, simply call or email on 431 3770 to book your place

Book groups’ summer reading

2 bookclubs, 2 dates, 2 books

Our two book groups will be meeting this August and there’s the customary 15% off either book choice for attendees.

Thriller group West End Lane Crooks convenes on 19 August at 7pm to discuss Colin Dexter’s  first Morse novel, Last Bus To Woodstock, while our general reading group meets at 7.30pm on 26 August to talk about Deborah Kay Davies Reasons She Goes To The Woods.

No need to book for either meeting, just come along!

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