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Story time at Dulwich Books

What do you do if an elephant stands on your foot?  Or if a spider wants to be your family pet?  Or a tiger gifts you a potted plant? Come to Story Time at Dulwich Books and find out!

11am Thursdays and Saturdays is Story Time at Dulwich Books – a wonderful way to engage and inspire children through the joys of reading and help support the independent book industry as well!

Join Annie as she navigates you through the adventures of four specially selected books, like What to do if an elephant stands on your foot, Aaaarrgghh, Spider!, Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice and The Last Tiger, followed by a brilliantly themed craft activity, such as making your own tiger mask or London bus.

Annie can also provide a number of helpful reading suggestions to suit your child’s age and interests.

Dulwich Books (London’s Independent Book Shop of the Year 2012), 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8SW.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm


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Dulwich Books Summer Festival June 30th to July 7th

Dulwich Books

Dulwich Books

Meet your favourite authors in Norwood at   Dulwich Books 6 Croxted Road SE21 8SW!

Saturday 30th June 11.30am:

Hope and Greenwood – Teatime Treats

Miss Hope of the iconic Hope and Greenwood sweetshops will be in-store signing copies and sharing samples from her new book Miss Hope’s Teatime Treats.

Free event but RSVP to reserve a seat

Monday 2nd July 7.30pm:

Mark Thomas – Extreme Rambling  7.30pm

The legendary comedian and de-bunker of complex hypocrisies will be reading from his recent book Extreme Rambling, a humorous account of walking the Israeli Barrier, where he was ‘tear-gassed, stoned, sunburned, rained on…And all without hardly ever getting arrested!’ Mark Thomas has been revealing the horrors, absurdities and humour in contemporary life for more than twenty years.

Tickets are £10

Tuesday 3rd July 7.30pm

Salt Poets – Best British Poetry and Book of Younger Poets

New and vibrant voices introduced by poet Roddy Lumsden, who will be reading alongside Mark Waldron, Emily Hasler, Harriet Moore and Kate Miller.

Free event

Wednesday 4th July 7.30pm:

Penelope Bennett – Window Box Allotment

Penelope will be talking about and demonstrating ideas from her newly-expanded and illustrated book Window Box Allotment, on how the urban gardener can squeeze the most out of little space. Afterwards there will be a Gardeners’ Question Time session, with Penelope answering audience questions.

At Alleyn Park Garden Centre, 77 Park Hall Road SE21 8ES –at the back of Dulwich book Shop .

Tickets £10

Thursday 5th July 7.30pm

Iain Sinclair- Ghost Milk

Iain Sinclair will be discussing his new book Ghost Milk, a journey investigating and, at times, castigating the so-called ‘grand project’ of the 2012 Olympics. Sinclair’s inimitable style has the unique ability to ask penetrating questions about contemporary life whilst exercising the poetics of a soul steeped in the love of great writers and thinkers from Blake to Kerouac, and beyond.

Tickets £10 or £15 including a copy of Ghost Milk

Saturday 7th July 3pm:

Christopher Brown – An Alphabet of London

In An Alphabet of London, Christopher Brown presents a series of wonderfully whimsical linocuts illustrating every aspect of London past and present, including personalities, buildings, monuments, legends, historic events, and other metropolitan icons. From Dickens, Dr Johnson, Tower Bridge, and the Shard to the Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon, pigeons, and jellied eels, all London life is here.

Christopher will demonstrate his methods by working on an illustration of the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Free event but RSVP to reserve a seat


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