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Thank you to everyone who came along to our 48th birthday celebration last Saturday (11th October 2014). We had a great time with the Pop-Up Poetry - with renditions of The Owl and the Pussycat, Brown Boots, Poems by Philip Larkin and Isabel White among others. A big thanks to everyone who brought cakes along -They were wonderful!
The answer to our poetry competition - how many pages in the Poetry Book Window Display was an amazing 6500. 
To finish off the day we had the Welsh Border Morris Dancers (from Croydon) dancing on the lawn outside!

Home Thoughts From a Broad
Our poetry event with Isabel White on Friday 19th September 2014 was certainly a memorable evening. Isabel's witty poetry and Cassandra Mathew's beautiful guitar music, left us wanting more. I'm sure they will be back!
We have some signed copies of her second collection available at £7.99.

Alexis Deacon Event

A huge thank you to Alexis Deacon for his Storytime appearance 
at the Sydenham Arts Festival!

Alan Powers giving a talk on Eric Ravilious 
as part of the Sydenham Arts Festival.

We are now open on Sundays 12pm-3pm
Kirkdale Bookshop recently began its 47th year of providing a unique local service.
 We would like to tell you briefly how that service is now more diverse 
than it has ever been. It may be timely to remind you that apart from books and gifts, 
we do stock and order DVDs and CDs.

Of course, it is always a joy to see you in the shop, where, as well as being able to order, you can browse (an old traditional method of shopping involving imagination and surprise), have a tea or coffee, tap into the staff's combined wealth of friendly expertise, or attend any of our regular events (such as our book group, children's storytime 
and, coming soon, story time for grown-ups).

If, for any reason, you cannot make it to the shop, you can still take advantage of our famous service by ordering over the phone (0208 778 4701) or by e-mail. (You can even text 07957428636).  While we're on the virtues of the virtual, why not follow the shop's adventures via twitter (@kirkdalebooks) and facebook. 

We are also able to supply e-books. A website called 
has been set up to combine virtual and traditional book shopping. 
Out of every purchase made on Hive, a very small proportion 
goes to the specified or nearest local independent bookshop.
 Prices compare favourably with those offered by a certain discredited website.

However you decide to be in touch, we look forward to it.

Geraldine, Barry, Dan, Roland and Penny.

Kirkdale Bookshop & Gallery

Opening Hours
Mon 9.30am-6pm
Tue 9.30am-6pm
Wed 9.30am-6pm
Thu 9.30am-6pm
Fri 9.30am-6pm
Sat 9am-5.30pm
Sun 12pm-3pm
Our Next Book Group:
We will be meeting to discuss Never Mind by Edward St Aubyn on Wednesday 19th November at 7.30pm

Our Current Exhibition:
Details of our next exhibition coming soon...

Winner of the 
Man Booker Prize 
for Fiction 2014

DVDs of the Week
(Awaiting images)
Come in and buy the four videos of
The wonderful First World War community plays in the 2014 Sydenham Arts Festival 

Children's Book
of the Week

A beautiful treasury of Nursery Rhymes from around the world, illustrated by 77 celebrated artists.
The perfect present.

 A new Lucy Cousins that's such fun to read -