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5 Upcoming Events

My family and other complications

Thursday 23rd November 2017

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Meet author Emily Critchley & discover Notes On My Family


Who doesn’t recall the cuckoo-in-the-nest view of their family from their teenage perspective a shudder and a wry smile? Author Emily Critchley has a keenly intelligent and heartfelt take on this trickiest of territories in her debut novel Notes On My Family, which looks at a classic 21st century chaotic family through the prism of 13 year old Louise and a  shambolic cast of friends, relations, teachers and neighbours.

Getting to grips with a blended family that encompasses her father dating a sixth former, her mother’s domestic meltdowns and her nan’s fervent spiritualism, Louise has ample material for the notes she records as diligently as if her family were under surveillance.

Emily instills her novel with warmth, humour and insight and will be launching it here on 23rd November at 7.30pm, a perfect occasion to join us and maybe even bring a teenager of your own along. Please email  us at info@welbooks.co.uk if you’d like to attend


Posted on 23rd November 2017

Harrods eat yer heart out: It’s our Winter Sale Day!

Wednesday 29th November 2017

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Who needs the West End when there’s 20% off at West End Lane Books?


How to play the game of Christmas to win:

  1. Get your diary/device/fag packet
  2. Mark 29 Novemeber 9am-9pm in giant letters, red if possible, but any colour will do, strictly speaking
  3. Note that between 9am-9pm that day there will be a scrumptious 20% off all stock plus seasonal nibbles throughout and mulled wine from 6pm
  4. Cancel all appointments for the day and head to the bookshop for the sort of festive cheer, friendly recommendations and helpful service that other establishments simply don’t offer
  5. Tell all your friends…you can even register your own Christmas present wish list with us
  6. Give us a call or drop us an email on the 29th if you can’t make it in person. We’ll reserve your books and you can pick them up later & still have the discount
  7.  Ho, ho, ho etc

Posted on 29th November 2017

Breaking news: prescient thriller on the loose in N London

Monday 4th December 2017

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Darkly humorous & zeitgeisty, The Breaking Of Liam Glass is a thriller of our times


When Aikido black belt toting screenwriter Charles Harris initially wrote north London social thriller The Breaking Of Liam Glass he had little idea how freakily prescient its knife crime, tabloid politics and fake news themes would turn out to be.

When a white teenage footballer is stabbed on a mixed race estate in Regents Park, a devious and ambitious local hack sees the story as his route to the top of the greasy tabloid pole.

What follows is a high octane plot that questions today’s world and values as the story unfurls to reveal a tangle of lies and deceit.

Author Charles Harris will be on hand at 7.30 on 4 December to talk about his novel, answer questions and sign copies of The Breaking Of Liam Glass. entry is free, but please call  or email if you’d like to attend or if you’d like a signed copy put aside or posted to you


Posted on 4th December 2017

How to do Yule

Monday 11th December 2017

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Meet nascent National Treasure Nina Stibbe & get the lowdown on An Almost Perfect Christmas


It’s the most wonderful time of the year goes the old song, so with extended families gathering, sibling gift expectations running at fever pitch, vegetables being boiled within an inch of their lives…what could *possibly* go awry?

Nothing, if we listen to the anecdotes and advice from writer Nina Stibbe, whose previous novels and autobiography Love Nina, A Man At The Helm and Paradise Lodge prove that she is perfect in almost every way, and her brand new delight, An Almost Perfect Christmas.

Nina will be talking about and signing copies of this little gem, which blends wry recollections, hilarious mishaps and sound advice, and serves them up in an enchanting little book which is simply crying out to be popped under the Christmas tree, on 11 Dec at 7.30.

Nina is one of the most delightful, warm and naturally funny authors we’ve ever hosted so we recommend attendance for all those in search of a bit of true cheer this Christmas…and once you’ve got a signed copy of An Almost Perfect Christmas, you’ve got Yuletide all sown up.

Entrance is free, but please email or call us to book your place


Posted on 11th December 2017

Q: what’s big and clever? A: our Christmas Quiz Night!

Thursday 14th December 2017

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Show off your brainpower, win big prizes, bag some bargains, have loadsafun


There’s at least a few University Challenges left for you to cut your teeth on before hotfooting it here on 14 Dec 7.30-9ish for our humongous and super fabuous Christmas Quiz Night.

There’s £100 book vouchers up for grabs plus mystery prizes, free drinks and 20% off stock throughout the night.

Entry costs £5 and you can book as a team or by yourself and we’ll pair you up on the night!

Hope you can join us for this spot of pre-Christmas brainy bonhomie. Booking in advance is essential via 0207 431 3770 or info@welbooks.co.uk


Posted on 14th December 2017


Past Events

In search of South Africa’s most elusive wildlife

7th November 2017

Love Durrell & Attenborough? Now meet Justin Fox

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Learn everything there is to know about humankind’s history with boozing

1st November 2017

A history of the world at its inebriated best.

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