What turns an already wonderful book into a perfect gift? Getting it signed by the author, of course!
We’ve amassed a treasure trove of such literary riches ready for you to browse, whether you live nearby and can pop in and pick up or far, far away–in which case we can post to whatever far flung corner of the world you happen to inhabit.
Here follows two lists–adult and children’s titles–of what’s currently on offer and we’ll keep updating it so that if you are on the lookout for something a little bit special, we just might be able to offer a solution!
General signed titles:
Munich, Robert Harris
The Word Is Murder, Anthony Horowitz
Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss
Some Fantastic Place, My Life In and Out Of Squeeze, Chris Difford
The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne
How Not To Be A Boy, Robert Webb
The Writers’ Retreat, Indu Balachandrian
October, China Mieville
Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson
Slade House, David Mitchell
The Inside Track, Laura Trott & Jason Kenny
Out of Heart, Irfan Master
Children’s signed books:
A Skinful of Shadows, Frances Hardinge
Mr Penguin, Alex T Smith
Hortense & The Shadow, Natalia & Lauren O’Hara
This Zoo Is Not For You, Ross Collins
Posted on 24th October 2017
One of the truly scariest things a parent can do is to throw a party for their children! The noise! The mess! The expense! The faff! We can’t help with the noise and the mess but we can mitigate the faff and the expense with our book-themed Party Bag service for all ages/interest and budgets.
Simply tell us what age children/ interest/ how many books/your budget and we will do the rest: we’ll order your books, add balloons, stickers, bags, bookmarks etc and bag them all up for you.
You can choose between 20% off the books or a free book for the birthday child. And you only pay for the books, we throw everything else in completely free and that’s one little birthday item you can cross of your To Do list! A couple of days’ notice is preferable, but, in an emergency we can source stock from the shop or offer an overnight service!
Posted on 12th May 2017
Banish the despair of the feigned-smile-while-opening-awful-present forever! Just set up a Wish List with us, tell all your friends and then Bob’s your uncle: Christmas/birthday/bar-mitzvah etc holds no fear because you know that you will be receiving exactly what you want! And if that wasn’t good enough, we will also gift wrap for free, when your nearest and dearest buy from your list!
Posted on 22nd November 2016
We end November with a swagger on Nov 25th when Woody Woodmansey, legendary David Bowie henchman and drummer with the Spiders From Mars, joins us in conversation with journalist Simon Goddard (see our event page for more details).
To mark this grand occasion, we have designated the week of 21 Nov onwards as Bowie Week: anyone buying a Bowie (or Woody) book will receive a free West End Lane Books bag and be entered into a draw to win a brilliant Bowie bundle!
Posted on 11th November 2016 in Bowie Music
Those of you who visited this very website during the last few months might have noticed a certain lack of shazaam and some shortcomings on the kaboom front.
So we’re happy to present our new website! Here, we’ll keep you regularly updated with our events, book reviews and news about the shop. All of these being pretty much the reasons why the word Bookmark was invented.
“Those were different times.”
Posted on 10th October 2016