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Talking Books

By Rob Last edited 147 months ago
Talking Books
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Every now and again Londonist likes to bring you a quick roundup of all the literary events takign place in the city's bookshops in the near future.

So, here's what's happening in the few weeks leading up to World Book Day on 3 March (hopefully we'll be able to bring you some more details on specific WBD events very soon).

Tomorrow at Borders on Charing Cross:

Buenos Aires & Lima - Two Cities, Hundred of Worlds sees Jason Wilson, author of Buenos Aires, and James Higgins author of Lima: A Cultural and Literary History, discuss the cultural, political and social life of these cities with Mexican journalist Ángel Gurría-Quintana.

Starts at 6.30pm. Ring 020 7379 8877 for details.

21 February at Borders on Charing Cross:

Alain De Botton talks about and signs copies of his book, Status Anxiety. All the cool people will be there (sorry, couldn't resist).

Starts at 6.30pm. Ring 020 7379 8877 for details.

21 February at Borders on Oxford Street:

Will Self has grown himself a huge pair of sideburns (we know, because we've seen them). So this is your chance to see those impressive burners and hear Will talk about his book Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe.

Starts at 6pm. Ring 020 72921600 for details.

24 February at Foyles on Charing Cross:

The launch of the How to Read series.

A bit of a do to celebrates the publication of the first six titles in this new series: Freud, Hitler, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Sade (wow, imagine that lot at a dinner party together!).

The authors of all six books and series editor Simon Critchley will be around to answer questions etc.

Begins at 6.30pm. Phone Louise Campbell on 020 7704 9776 or email lcampbell@granta.com for details. Free entry plus wine and obligatory nibbles.

3 March at Waterstones, Piccadilly:

As part of World Book Day Alexander McCall Smith series will be reading from and signing his latest in the ridiculously popular series (we'd bet you our last fiver you know someone who's read The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency).

Begins at 7pm. Entry is £3.00 redeemable against purchase of the promoted title on the night. Phone 020 7851 2400 for tickets.

Last Updated 16 February 2005

james

As well as the big chains, events at independent specialist bookstores are worth a mention too - such as the new Westminster Bookshop off Victoria Street:
http://www.westminsterbookshop...