after last week's World Book Day celebrations, we're taking it easy this week...
No, of course we're not.
As well as the Music Jam tonight and Book group tomorrow, we're doing some school visits with authors, we have some classes coming to the bookshop, we're going to announce the official title of the Wood Green Literary Festival and we may even get the keys to our new shop!
As ever, songs and stories for the little ones is on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday too (10am)
And LAUREN OLIVER is coming to the shop next week too!
Monday March 11th 7.00pm- 9.00pm
A reminder that tonight is the second of our music jam nights. Come along, bring an instrument, relax and have fun.
Open to all.
Tuesday March 12th 7.00pm- 9.00pm
This month the group discusses A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Come along, it’s free and there’s always a lively discussion.
Tuesday March 19th 12.30pm-1.00pm
LAUREN OLIVER VISITS THE BOOKSHOP
A rare opportunity for UK fans to get their hands on signed copies of Lauren's books
We are incredibly fortunate that the amazing Lauren Oliver, one of America’s biggest Young Adult authors, is visiting the bookshop on March 19th 2013 as part of her short visit to the UK and will be appearing at one of the local schools.
After her visit to the school, Lauren will then return to the Big Green Bookshop at 12.30pm to sign copies of her books for her fans.
If you can't make it to the shop, Lauren has kindly agreed to sign & dedicate any of her books for you.
We can send them to you POST FREE anywhere in the UK.
Books will be posted out immediately following Lauren's visit on March 19th
Copies of the following books are available.
BEFORE I FALL
DELIRIUM (Delirium Trilogy 1)
PANDEMONIUM (Delirium trilogy 2)
REQUIEM (Delirium Trilogy 3)
These can be ordered online or over the phone.
or 020 8881 6767
Thursday March 21st 7.00pm-8.30pm
Choc-Lit present an evening of Romance at the Big Green Bookshop
Our hosts tonight are Choc-Lit who publish a delicious selection of romantic fiction for women. Quality stories with a romance at their heart.
You will have a chance to listen to two of Choc-Lit's authors at the shop, whilst enjoying a delicous selection of chocloates provided by the publisher (and wine provided by the bookshop).
The authors are
Henriette Gyland's debut novel Up Close, transposes the wintery palette of popular Scandinavian crime dramas to the North Norfolk coast. Chosen as December 2012 Debut Book of the Month by Lovereading and compared favourably to Nora Roberts by The Bookseller, Up Close is a sinister thriller and dark romance that promises to keep you turning pages well into the night.
Christina Courtenay is an award-winning author of historical romantic fiction. Growing up and traveling extensively in the far east has had a strong influence on Christina's brand of adventurous tales about women who crossed cultures, continents and oceans in search of family, home and love. Her latest book, The Gilded Fan, is about Midori, the daughter of an English woman and a samurai warlord, who is forced to leave Japan and sail for Plymouth to seek out distant family she thinks of as barbarians.
You will have an opportunity to hear short readings from both authors and join a Q & A about writing and getting different types of romantic fiction published.
Tickets are £3 available here ( http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/stuff-you-might-like-/ticket-for-a-romantic-evening-at-the-big-green-bookshop/prod_617.html ) and redeemable against the purchase of any books by either author.
There's news of next month's Big Green Bookswap on our website too, which is a Local Author Special.
Hope you have a great week and see you soon,
Simon, Tim, Katie and Tara