Window Display Competition winners !!

You will all be delighted to learn that The Kew Bookshop came 1st in the Bluets window competition, and not only that, The Sheen Bookshop came in 2nd !! How about that for two windows that were worked on and entered independantly of each other ?!!

 

Well done to Weinay in Kew and Roisin in Sheen for their creativity and hard work with these beautiful window displays !! Come and see their creations in a bit more detail…

Here’s Kew, put together by Manager Weinay:-

Bluets Kew 3

Bluets Kew 2

Here’s Sheen, put together by Manager Roisin:-

Bluets Sheen 1

Bluets Sheen 4

Fabrics from Wendy, and posters etc from the publisher, Jonathan Cape.

Here’s a bit about the book:-

‘Bluets’ by Maggie Nelson

Pub: Jonathan Cape – £10.99 Hardback

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Bluets winds its way through depression, divinity, alcohol, and desire, visiting along the way with famous blue figures, including Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Yves Klein, Leonard Cohen and Andy Warhol. While its narrator sets out to construct a sort of ‘pillow book’ about her lifelong obsession with the colour blue, she ends up facing down both the painful end of an affair and the grievous injury of a dear friend. The combination produces a raw, cerebral work devoted to the inextricability of pleasure and pain, and to the question of what role, if any, aesthetic beauty can play in times of great heartache or grief.