Book Group

From St Jude to Hey Jude

We’re on the road this June at Proms At St Jude’s star studded literary festival

Two days in June, an intimiate North London setting and a cornucopia of literary talent…the buzz is building about the line-up at the fifth #Litfest at the Proms At St Judes this summer and we’re counting the days amd excited to be a part of it!

Held over the weekend of 25 & 26 June, the bill features Helen Dunmore, Mark Haddon, Kate Summerscale, Philippe Sands, David Aaronovitch, Joan Bakewell and Philip Norman, and takes place in the Henrietta Barnet School. Tickets from  or 0203322 8123 and proceeds go to the North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall. See you there!


Bestselling authors detained for questioning

Two of our favourite thrilleristas go head to head on 14 July

British crime fiction is enjoying a golden age with a wealth of talent exploding across the genre and so we’re particularly delighted to invite you to meet two of our favourite literary exponents, Lucie Whitehouse and Susie Steiner, who will be sharing the floor and talking about their two superb and much-talked-about novels, Keep You Close and Missing Presumed on 14 July at 7.30pm.

Having read both we can assure you that all attendees will be in for a real treat. This is two writers at the neight of their powers and both books had us glued and guessing from start to finish. Entry is free and drinks will be served. Please book your place ahead of the night if possible. Call, email or tweet to confirm 0207 431 3770/


It’s the return of the lock-in!

Pop in 7.30 29th June & enjoy 20% off all stock, free drinks in a bookshop party atmosphere

This June marks a year since our lovely manager Kim joined Team Bookshop so to mark the occasion we’re holding one of our occasional bookshop parties and as well as free drinks and nibbles there’s a stonking 20% off all stock: books, stationery, the lot! Join us at 7.30 29 June, no booking required.

If you can’t make it on the night, never fear: ring through your order on the day and we’ll honour the discount.

A convivial evening at book group

We love book groups so much that we have two & all are welcome!

Picture it: a tranquil bookshop, a circle of friends, sharing opinions and laughs over a leisurely hour. If this sounds appealing, you might well consider joining one of our two highly sociable book groups.

Our general readers will be meeting on 13 June to discuss Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley’s Costa First Novel Award-winning unsettling story of brotherly relationships. ‘Masterful’ says the Sunday Times. What do you think? Join us and have your say!

Meanwhile, West End Lane Crooks, our thriller book group, will convene on 13 July to discuss the latest from Lucie Whitehouse, the acclaimed and bestselling doyenne of domestic noir. Keep You Close is arguably her finest work to date…or is it? You decide

Both groups begin at 7pm and are super friendly and informal. It’s a great way to discover new authors and make friends with like-minded people!