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This event is part of the Balham Literary festival in association with Wandsworth Fringe Festival and the Institut Francais. 2018 marks 50 years since the unrest of May ’68, when protests erupted around the world. In France, students and workers brought the…Find out more »
Alice Castle is the local author behind cozy crime bestsellers Death in Dulwich and The Girl in the Gallery. Her books have been compared with the works of Agatha Raisin author MC Beaton and her amateur sleuth heroine, single mum Beth Haldane,…Find out more »
Bestselling spy novelist Mick Herron returns with London Rules, the fifth of his acclaimed Jackson Lamb novels. Mick will be joining us at Dulwich Books on the evening of Wednesday 7th March, discussing his writing, reading from his new book and signing…Find out more »
Let us take you back to Georgian London for a special evening of fiction and history with Imogen Hermes Gowar and Rachel Hewitt. Imogen is the author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a spell-binding debut novel set in 1785. When…Find out more »
#NEWSFLASH Man Booker Prize winning author Julian Barnes (The Sense of An Ending, The Noise of Time) coming to Dulwich 8th February 2018 Over the past few years Julian Barnes has been writing compressed, spare fiction and non-fiction which addresses the…Find out more »
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and five highly acclaimed novels for adults, includingThe Radleys and The Humans. The film rights to his new book, How to Stop Time have already been optioned to SunnyMarch/StudioCanal,…Find out more »
We are enormously excited to announce an event with writer, broadcaster and barrister Afua Hirsch in conversation with internationally acclaimed author and French Minister Leila Slimani. You may recognise Afua as the social affairs editor of Sky News, or for her…Find out more »
An Evening with journalist and author Robert PestonFind out more »
Man Booker Prize winner Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with BBC Arts journalist Razia IqbalFind out more »
Cricket legend Henry Blofeld discusses his life in sportFind out more »
Simon Jenkins takes us on a tour of the country's most beautiful railway stationsFind out more »
Children's Story-time with Kate PankhurstFind out more »
Protest: Stories of Resistance with Alexei Sayle, Courttia Newland and Francesca Rhydderch #dulwichlitfest
Stories of Dissent with Alexei Sayle, Courttia Newland and Francesca RhydderchFind out more »
Writing Workshop with Author and Journalist Sam LeithFind out more »
Workshop with Typography Deisgner Susan WightmanFind out more »
A Drawing Workshop with Leading Design AgencyFind out more »
Classicist Catherine Nixey discusses early Christianity with the Reverend David StephensonFind out more »
An Evening with Ali SmithFind out more »
Children's Story-time with local mums Lucy Reynolds and Jenna HermanFind out more »
Tasting and Book Signing with Anjula DeviFind out more »
Guided Walk with Peter FiennesFind out more »
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…Find out more »
Guardian food writer and cook Kate Young will join us to celebrate Bookshop Day between 13.00 and 14.30 on Saturday 7th October. Kate is the author of The Little Library Cookbook, which takes includes 100 wonderful recipes inspired by Kate’s favourite novels. Paddington Bear’s…Find out more »
Dulwich Books proudly presents Marion Deuchars and Kassia St Clair on Colour, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists and cultures? What are the histories of our favourite colours and what can they…Find out more »
Dulwich Books is delighted to welcome Meik Weiking, CEO of The Happiness Research Institute and man who introduced the world to Hygge. Join us on the evening of Thursday 7th September as Meik discusses his new book The Little Book of Lykke, an…Find out more »
Festival of books and ideas in BalhamFind out more »
The annual Love West Dulwich Spring Fair returns on Saturday 20th May. As well as a food market and live entertainment on our doorstep, we’ll be hosting our own celebrations in-store 10am to 3.30pm – It wouldn’t be a Love West Dulwich…Find out more »
As part of the Institut Francais' week long festival of French Literature, Beyond Words, we'll be joined by four of the most exciting French writers recently translated into English: - Alexis Jenni is a novelist and biology teacher. His 2011 debut…Find out more »
Join us at 19.00 on the 2nd May to hear A.C. Grayling – leading philosopher and public intellectual – talk about his new book War: An Enquiry. All tickets include a glass of wine.Find out more »
Join us at 19.00 on Saturday 22nd April for an evening of books and beer with Lisa McInerney (The Blood Miracles) and David Keenan (This Is Memorial Device). Last year Lisa became a Dulwich Books bestseller when her hard-hitting debut The…Find out more »
Join us in Dulwich College’s brand new George Farha Auditorium to hear from Sir Peter Bazalgette, author of The Empathy Instinct.
Sir Peter’s book presents revolutionary new ideas about what empathy is and how it can transform society. It concludes with a Charter for Empathy, where challenges such as religious conflict and racism, decent health and social care, effective and humane criminal justice and even artificial intelligence are addressed by this new thinking.Find out more »
Join us at 19.00 on 9th March for a special evening of new literature. We are incredibly lucky to be able to invite you to an event with three of the finest writers publishing books this Spring: Elif Shafak (Three Daughters of…Find out more »
Ever driven along Effra Road? Had a pint at the Efrra Hall Tavern? Boogied at the Effra Social? If so, then you’ve been unwittingly communing with London’s lost river...
Join us at 19.00 on the evening of the 28th February to learn about the fascinating history of the River Effra – a forgotten tributary of the Thames that runs under the streets of London to this day. Local historian and writer Jon Newman will tell the story of this fasinating waterway, and its defining role in the history of South London. His book River Effra: South London’s Secret Spine has been a surprise bestseller in the shop and customers have described it as ‘fascinating’, ‘enlightening’ and even ‘moving’.Find out more »
Join us from 15.00 on the afternoon of 28th February for a Pancake Day celebration with Great British Bake Off finalist Chetna Makan.
On the Bake Off Chetna became known for her bold use of Eastern flavours, and her approach is now documented in her bestselling recipe book Cardamom Trail: Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East. This event will be an opportunity to taste some of Chetna’s homemade treats, to ask her for baking tips, and to buy a signed copy of Cardamom. This event is free but please register to attend here.
Venue: Dulwich BooksFind out more »
We’re delighted to have children’s author Mylo Freeman coming to tell us stories about her enchanting character Princess Arabella. In her latest book Arabella thinks that her room is boring and decides that she’s going to do something about it – all by herself. She mixes up some paint and in no time at all her room looks fabulous!
This session will last 45 minutes and is best suited for children aged 4 – 7. The event is free with no booking required.Find out more »
Dulwich Books introduces Nathan Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Nix.
From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.
“The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it’s also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America . . . Nathan Hill is a maestro” — John IrvingFind out more »
Paul Beatty (winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016) discusses his latest book with writer and journalist Gary Younge. Paul Beatty's Man Booker Prize winning novel The Sellout is a radical satire of American racial politics. It tells the story of a…Find out more »
Two of the most influential members of the Coalition Cabinet, Ken Clarke and Nick Clegg, have both this autumn published accounts of their time in government. Join them for an unmissable finale to the Dulwich Literary Festival as they discuss the way…Find out more »
Returning to West Dulwich for his third event with Dulwich Books, Alan will be speaking about the latest instalment of his diaries, The Long and Winding Road, which charts his heady years as a Minister in the New Labour governments. Alan will…Find out more »
Join us on 15th September to welcome four of Faber’s most exciting authors to our newly refurbed shop! Louise Doughty, Francis Spufford, Richard T. Kelly and Harry Parker will be reading from their books, discussing their writing, and signing. There’ll also be…Find out more »
To celebrate Independent Book Week 2016 we welcome Paul Mason and Rachel Aspden in conversation with Aaron Bastani. - Paul Mason is the former Economics Editor for Channel 4 News and Newsnight, where he famously covered the Arab Spring and the unfolding…Find out more »
A Dulwich Books event in association with the world famous Hay Festival, featuring three of the most exciting international fiction writers publishing in English. Join us on 31st May as we welcome Milena Busquets (of Spain), Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (of Nigeria) and…Find out more »
An evening with outstanding Nigerian publishing house Cassava Republic Press. Cassava is on a mission to showcase the remarkable and often neglected talent of African writers. We welcome: - Elnathan John, the author of Born on a Tuesday. He is one of Nigeria’s most well-known satirists…Find out more »
We discuss the past, present and future of refugee camps. With an unprecedented refugee crisis in Europe, and the continued displacement of peoples on other continents, there has hardly been a more important time to reflect on the status of these…Find out more »
Why does feminism matter today? I Call Myself A Feminist brings together twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women to ask what it means to be a feminist in 2016. For this special one-off evening, the launch of Dulwich Books’ 2016…Find out more »
Two of Britain’s leading authors Tessa Hadley (The Past) & Janet Davey (Another Mother’s Son) discuss their latest novels with Alex Clark, book reviewer for The Guardian. Tickets £4 redeemable against the purchase of either The Past or Another Mother’s Son. The…Find out more »