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Congratulations to Alice Dryden, the winner of our third Short Story Evening. Her story, The Wolf's Holiday, can be read here.

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 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, Joy, Dan and new members of staff, Roland and Penny

Congratulations to Peter Higgins, the winner of our second Short Story Evening. His story, The Hottest Day of the Year, can be read here.

Congratulations to Tom McColl, the winner of our first Short Story Evening. His story, Roman Nose, can be read here.

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 Event:
We will be meeting to discuss The Human Stain by Philip Roth on Wednesday 24th July at 7.30pm

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

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