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!
For the avoidance of family strife, it’s our civic duty to give you ample warning of the rapid approach of Father’s Day on June 18th. And to make things as easy peasy as possible-providing Dad with a gift to make even the gruffest of paters melt, and you with instant brownie points and favoured child status– we’re offering expertly selected (by us) bundles of books for the big guy in your life.
There are four selections: Fiction (one hardback and two paperbacks), Non-Fiction (ditto) Deluxe (one fiction & non fiction hardback plus a mystery deluxe edition) and a gift for a young child to give to their daddy (hardback or paperback). With all selections we will gift wrap for free and also throw in a Father’s Day card of your choice, gratis
This way, all you’ll have to do is hand over the goods and take the credit
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!
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!
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.