‘THE TESTAMENTS’ by Margaret Atwood

'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood, her long awaited follow-up to 'The Handmaid's Tale' was published today !! Our window was installed at The Kew Bookshop in advance, on Saturday morning - here are some pics: The Saturn V rocket base tubes from our Apollo Moon landing windows were re-used along with a couple of Art… Continue reading ‘THE TESTAMENTS’ by Margaret Atwood

KEW SPARKLE EVENT 2018

KEW SPARKLE EVENT 2018 The Kew Sparkle event was fantastic last night - our little bookshop at Kew was simply rammed with people, all quaffing wine, sampling tasty treats from two cookbooks, and buying lots of booky presents !! We had not one but TWO authors in, signing copies of their respective books - Alex… Continue reading KEW SPARKLE EVENT 2018

ILLUSTRATED WINDOWS AT THE SHEEN BOOKSHOP AND THE KEW BOOKSHOP

ILLUSTRATED WINDOWS:- This week, we've had visits from two lovely children's Author/Illustrators, one at each shop, in order to give our children's windows a bit of a paint-job:- Come and see... 1. AT THE SHEEN BOOKSHOP At the Sheen Bookshop, we were privileged to have the children's author / illustrator Rosie Wellesley visit to give… Continue reading ILLUSTRATED WINDOWS AT THE SHEEN BOOKSHOP AND THE KEW BOOKSHOP

Wellcome Book Awards

WELLCOME BOOK AWARDS: The 'Incurably Curious' Window Display   We are delighted to be supporting the amazing Wellcome Book Awards for Best Science Books of the Year 2018 - all six shortlisted finalists are featured in our window along with various sciency bits and bobs - microscope, telescope, globe, large fossils, molecular models, etc, etc... … Continue reading Wellcome Book Awards

SPRING WINDOWS !!

SPRING COMES TO KEW & SHEEN... With all this snow around at the moment, we thought we'd give the two shops a taste of Spring which will eventually arrive - so our Easter windows have gone in - here's the Kew window:- Some close-up details:- Here's the Sheen Bookshop window - a much bigger shop… Continue reading SPRING WINDOWS !!

Display Competition winners !!

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… Continue reading Display Competition winners !!

Classic Fiction

'ANNA KARENINA' by Leo Tolstoy:- Anna Karenina is not just about Anna Karenina. Her story – romantic, desperate, tragic – is twinned with the seemingly more prosaic life story of Konstantin Levin. Like Pierre in War and Peace, Levin is an awkward, lovable character, born into comfort but nonetheless uncomfortable, searching for a meaningful way… Continue reading Classic Fiction