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Monday - Friday : 9am - 7pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday : 10am - 6pm

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A match made in heaven: bookshop welcomes hens and, er…eggs

The beauty of being independent (part 8 million) is that you can have an idea and then…make it happen. No filling out forms in triplicate or presentations to the board for us! With that in mind, we’re delighted to invite you to consider the following new chapters of the history of bookshop events: Hen Parties and Baby Showers…the two might even be connected, or even booked at the same time. For the former, we’d be happy to open the shop […]

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Smells like bookshop spirit

For Proust it was the taste of a madelaine, for many of us it is the smell of beloved books that instantly whisks us back to a key time or place. We’ve lost count of the times that customers enter our little shop, inhale deeply and sigh ‘Ahh, the smell of a bookshop!’ So it is good news, indeed, that we’re teaming up with local candlemakers,  Apothecary Essence, to launch our very own candle! Bookshop Magic is available in two […]

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Play Bookshop Bingo & win book vouchers

How well do you know our little shop and the team that runs it? If you’re a regular customer, have a look at our Staff Favourites section next time you’re in the shop and if you can correctly match 10 books to the staff member wh0 selected them we’ll give you a £10 book voucher! Tiny clue for starters: think flowers, awfully nice gels and loveliness for my choices! Danny

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The real deal on Donald: Pre-order Fire & Fury with 15% discount

Get the lowdown on Mr President, Donald Trump, here for less! We’re offering 15% off all pre-orders of Fire and Fury, the most talked about political book of the day. We can confirm that this is not fake news, it’s the real deal. Please email us (info@welbooks.co.uk) or call (0207 431 3770) to reserve your copy on the publication date of 9 Jan

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Bestsellers & the class of 2017

Welcome to the bit of the year where you don’t just have to look for books that you might love, but also books for the assembled throng of friends, family & colleagues that you might be shopping for this season. So, in the spirit of being helpful, here’s a bunch of our current bestsellers (our top 21…because we just couldn’t bear to leave number 21 off) plus a selection of books that we, the staff of your friendly, neighbourhood bookshop, […]

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Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours!

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 […]

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The secret of Hampstead Arts Festival shhhh!

We’re super chuffed to be working as bookseller at the forthcoming Hampstead Arts Festival in lovely Burgh House …and now we’re excited to be able to offer our customers a top secret code for tickets to Kate Mosse‘s talk at 7.30 on Nov 11. Just head to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hampsteadartsfestival/kate-mosse/2019-11-11/19:30/t-opljyd and add the code MOSSE2019 for half price entry!

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There ain’t no party like a party with bookshop party bags

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, […]

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How to get exactly what you want

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!

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Bowie Week

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 […]

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A New Website

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.”

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Past Events

Friday 29th November
Our thanks to you on Winter Sale Day
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Thursday 21st November
Genius & Anxiety: how Jews shaped our world
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Tuesday 19th November
And they all lived happily ever after…with Stuart Heritage
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Tuesday 5th November
Celebrate Last Christmas with us!
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