Book Group

Bear with us! Weekend Storytime celebrates 25 years of Going On A Bear Hunt

Join us on 3 May 11am for special Storytime, meet a bear in the shop & enjoy 20% off kids’ books

It’s become one of the classics of children’s literature and, unbelievably, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt has now been getting kids to sleep for 25 years! To celebrate, there will be a ‘real bear’ in the shop at 11am on 3 May when there will also be 20% off all children’s books, free goodie bags with all children’s purchases and half an hour of picture book reading so that Mummy & Daddy can browse in peace. No need to book … but bring your teddy!

Our birthday, your bargains

Help us celebrate 20 years of bookselling at our birthday party & have a book into the bargain

It’s not surprising if you can’t remember West End Lane without our bookshop because this month we celebrate 20 years of selling lovely books to wonderful people. Naturally we’re holding a party–and you’re invited!

Join us on 24th April from 7.30pm when there will be drinks, cake, friendly banter & an appropriate 20% off all stock! No need to book, but smiles are obligatory!

A safe haven for aspiring writers

Join us for a Creative Writing Workshop with local novelist Susie Steiner & Literary Editor Charlotte Greig

We’re delighted to welcome novelist and journalist Susie Steiner and literary editor Charlotte Greig to the shop on May 1st when they’ll be running a 2-hour Creative Writing Workshop offering a safe haven for new and aspiring writers to take their work seriously and share it with fellow writers. Attendees can look forward to advice and exercises to spark new creative ideas plus trouble shooting and (naturally) lots of encouragement.

You may have noted similar classes advertised in the broadsheets for hundreds of pounds. Susie and Charlotte, two highly skilled and accomplished professionals, can be all yours for 2 hours for ten pounds. Invest in your own enlightenment at a bargain price. Book now via 0207 431 3770 or

Meet the powerhouse behind Persephone Books

Enjoy 20% off Persephone Book when founder Nicola Beauman visits the shop

We love everything about Persephone Books: their ability to find wonderful, long-lost authors of a bygone age and remind the world of their brilliance, the attention to detail that goes into the production of the books, the amazing writers we’ve discovered as a result of their work…we could go on, but we won’t: we’ll leave that to founder Nicola Beauman who will be talking at the shop on April 29th at 7.30pm.

To mark the occasion, which is part of our 20th birthday celebration week, we’ll be offering 20% off Persephone Books for all who attend. Entry is free, but please book ahead via 0207 431 3770/ Complimentary drinks will be available via our lovely event sponsors, Chelsea Square


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