Book Group

Bumper children’s book sale ahoy!

Don’t miss our two-day back-to-school jamboree!

We’re not ready for the mist’n'mellowness of autumn any time soon, so in an act of unprecedented defiance, we’re holding a bumper back-to-school children’s book sale on 28 – 29th August.

There will be a stellar 20% off all children’s fiction, non-fiction & activities books and we’ll extend the offer into parenting books for jolly good measure.

We’ll be open 9 — 7 both days to give you plenty of time to browse and buy and if you can’t make it into the shop we’d be happy to take orders by phone/email or Twitter and allow you to pick up your discounted books at a more convenient time.

Please also note, that if you have a child/grandchild/family relation at any of the schools nearby the shop, do let us know when you are buying children’s books—and then we will give the school 10% of what you spend.

This is a general all-year round offer!

The games people play…in London!

Join local author Simon Inglis as he reveals the fascinating history of sport in our glorious capital

From Roman ampitheatres that pre-date Christ to the fabulous and futuristic venues created for the 2012 Olympics, our great city has always had a thirst for the sporting spectacular.

Hear all about bizarre games that time has forgotten, the crazes, the venues, the people and so much more when author Simon Inglis talks about and signs copies of his meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated and altogether hugely enjoyable Played In London at 7.30 on 4 September. All this and the event is free to attend with complimentary wine to boot. We cannot say fairer than that. To join in the fun, simply call or email on 431 3770 to book your place

Book groups’ summer reading

2 bookclubs, 2 dates, 2 books

Our two book groups will be meeting this August and there’s the customary 15% off either book choice for attendees.

Thriller group West End Lane Crooks convenes on 19 August at 7pm to discuss Colin Dexter’s  first Morse novel, Last Bus To Woodstock, while our general reading group meets at 7.30pm on 26 August to talk about Deborah Kay Davies Reasons She Goes To The Woods.

No need to book for either meeting, just come along!

The Review Crew wants you!

Our Summer Holiday Review Crew is back! Free books & discounts for young reviewers!

Attention all book-mad kids (and their parents!): we are relaunching our school holiday review club for children aged 8–15 after the brilliant success of last year’s crew who worked their way through piles of brilliant –free!–books way before their friends could buy them, got their reviews posted on our website and earned holiday discounts for themselves and their families.

If you, or someone in your family, would like to join, simply email us at with ‘Danny Reviews’ in the subject line. Telling us your age and sex also helps us find a review book that might be just right for you.

We will email you back and let you know when a review book is waiting for you in the shop–and then all you need to do is to read it, write a short review, including details such as author’s name/title/publisher and price and what it was that you liked about it/who else might enjoy it etc, and email it back to us within 3 weeks.

In return you will get a free copy of the book to keep, see your review on our website–and you will get a 20% discount off all children’s books throughout the summer holidays! Happy endings all round!