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5 Upcoming Events

Ring The Hill, ring the bells: Tom Cox returns!

Thursday 17th October 2019

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One of our favourite writers gets intimate with the great outdoors


Tom Cox has some of the most ardent fans in the literary world and it’s not hard to see why: we too love his candid and intimate relationship with the natural world, family traditions and folklore, laced with warmth and wit, and we’re delighted to welcome him back to the bookshop at 7.30 on October 17th when he’ll be talking to us about his latest book, the delightful Ring The Hill, his treatise on some of his favourite uplands and a breath of pure oxygen for the reader. Entry is free, but please book if you’d like to guarantee a seat via info@welbooks.co.uk


Posted on 17th October 2019

Pit your wits: the Bookshop Quiz is back!

Tuesday 29th October 2019

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£100 book voucher up for grabs!


It’s the quiz Jeremy Paxman dreams of hosting, but he’s going to have to eat his heart out once again, as our mighty Bookshop Quiz returns this October 29th  at 7.30pm when it’ll be hosted by our very own super-strict & fabulously fearsome Quiz-Ms, Heidi Blackaby.

Entrance is £5 and you can register solo or as a team of up to 5; if you’re playing solo we’ll team you up with others on the night. You can bring your own bottle along to lubricate the grey matter and, at the end of what will be an awesome evening, we’ll be awarding £100 of book vouchers to the winners and a special prize-ette for the team with the most original name. We’ll be rocking a Halloween theme this time round, so let your minds run free round that!

To book your place, email us at info@welbooks.co.uk or call 0207 431 3770 or you can even pop in and do it in person


Posted on 29th October 2019

The Pride, without prejudice

Monday 4th November 2019

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Women’s football: Carrie Dunn knows the score


Hands up if this year’s Women’s World Cup had you glued to the TV while simultaneously thinking ‘They *really are* good/they could teach the guys a thing or two?’

Award winnings sports writer Carrie Dunn is an expert on women’s football and she’ll be joining us on 4 Nov at 7.30 to pose the question: is women’s football in England really growing  from top to bottom or is it all just PR?

Carrie’s latest book, The Pride of The Lionesses, provides a timely analysis of the women’s game, looking at the national team’s drama-laden prep for this summer’s tournament, the FA upheavals which brought renewed moving of goalposts within the game, and looks at what’s next for the sport.

Entry is free, but please book ahead to guarantee your place via info@welbooks.co.uk or 0207 431 3770


Posted on 4th November 2019

Celebrate Last Christmas with us!

Tuesday 5th November 2019

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Join Greg Wise, Sir Derek Jacobi & Tindy Agaba for a beautiful evening of readings


Every year there’s a film that captures the very essence of Christmas and stays in the nation’s heart long, long afterwards. This year it’s all set to be Last Christmas, starring Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding 

At the same time a book of personal essays on the themes of generosity, acceptance and tolerance by an A list collection of authors–Emma herself, Meryl Streep, Richard Ayoade, Bill Bailey, Caitlin Moran and many more –is being published to coincide.

We’re delighted to welcome Greg Wise, Sir Derek Jacobi and Tindy Agaba to the shop on 5 Nov at 7.30 to talk about this warm, funny and soulful anthology. Expect magic as well as complimentary drinks.

Seats are £10 each and strictly limited to 50, so, to reserve yours and kick off Christmas nice and early with West Hampstead royalty, email us at info@welbooks.co.uk or call 0207 431 3770


Posted on 5th November 2019

And they all lived happily ever after…with Stuart Heritage

Tuesday 19th November 2019

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Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals: zeitgeist & night night


If politics have you pulling out your hair, keeping you up at night & generally disturbing your Circadian rhythms, turn up, tune in and bliss out with us on 19th November at 7.30 when Guardian columnist Stuart Heritage treats us all to a spot of Bedtime Stories For Worried Liberals, the perfect, warm hearted and hilarious response to the toxixity of the zeitgeist.

Forget Brexit, Trump and whatever else might get you going in all the worst ways and instead discover Centrist Dad In Wonderland, The Very Trendy Caterpillar, Jack And The Sustainably Produced Meat Substitute Stalk and many more with us because no-one quite captures observations of our age with more wit, wisdom and warmth than Stuart.

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


Posted on 19th November 2019


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