Book Group

August book group choices

Join our general fiction or crime book groups this summer for great books & literary chat

Our two book groups meet within days of each other this August to discuss two very different, but equally brilliant books. All  book group choices are available at 15% discount to anyone intending to attend a meeting.

On 20 August our crime group, West End Lane Crooks will gather at 7pm to discuss Martin Walker‘s Children of War,  a French set mystery in which police chief Bruno has to unravel a set of crimes amid pressure from his bosses, The FBI and, potentially, religious extremists. Meanwhile, things will be moving at a gentler pace for our general book group who at 7pm on 25 Aug will be taking on Mollie Panter-Downes’ beautiful life-in-the-day-of novel One Fine Day, set amid an England slowly returning to normality in 1946, albeit a new world in which nothing will ever be quite the same

Whampbooks: the sequel!

20% off everything? It must be the return of our Books, Bargains & Booze evening!

Here’s a thought to sustain you as the summer holidays fly by: we’re holding one of our occasional lock-ins on 3 Sept 7.30 whem, as has become the custom, there will be 20% off all books and stationery, free drinks and plenty of warm social buzz!

No need to book: just save the day, er evening, and hope you’ll be able to join us! If however, because of some bizarre diary clash, you cannot make it, you can still claim the 20% discount on any orders that you make that day!

Pick up a holiday-read bargain for guaranteed happy endings

Buy any two paperbacks this summer and enjoy a hot 20% off

Passport, tickets, luggage: you wouldn’t dream of leaving for your hols without them, but, if you ask us,  the real make-or-break kit for a guaranteed bliss out, has got to be your holiday reading this year we want to lighten your (financial) load by offering 20% off any two paperbacks bought at the same time.

Don’t know what you want? No problem: we’re here to help guide you to your perfect book, whether it’s a classic or a brand new author. Just ask for help next time you visit or you can email or tweet us (