Looking for another reason to persuade you to enter its impressive London store, today Selfridges is launching a shop-wide initiative called Words Words Words.
Throughout the store, from the window displays to several interesting-sounding events, there’ll be features celebrating the power of the written word. (Although not, it seems, word’s best friend: punctuation.)
The UltraLounge on the lower ground floor will be transformed into a library where you can attend classes, workshops and lectures from people like The Idler Academy and It’s Nice That. In addition, you can have your handwriting analysed, learn the ancient art of storytelling, or just discuss your favourite literary works at the Penguin Book Club. There are even grammar and Latin masterclasses on the programme. (*Goes back and checks for split infinitives in this post*)
Dickens gets in on the act with a discussion of (the one everyone knows) Oliver Twist on 7 February; there’s a nice nod to Valentine’s Day with a lecture on the art of love letters on 14 February, and you can enjoy some poetry reading from publishers Faber on both 12 and 13 February.
If you’re interested in more “Literary London” events, be sure to check out our Book Grocer posts, or follow @LondonistLit on twitter. If Selfridges really isn’t your book-buying scene, try one of London’s top independent bookshops, reviewed in our Biblio-Text series.
Words Words Words runs at Selfridges from today until 1 March. Visit style.selfridges.com/whats-on/words-words-words for the full programme of events. Or to buy a great Tatty Devine Bookworm necklace. Damn, they’re good at helping you spend money.