The Book Grocer

By London_Drew Last edited 140 months ago
The Book Grocer

>>Before we begin, a small non-profit Theatre group is looking for a free rehearsal space one night a week. Email if you can help or know of any good sized rooms (church halls, pub back rooms, community art centres), the more central the better

Fresh this Week:

Thursday - it’s not quite a weeknight (Casual Fridays opens up new hangover opportunities; wear a wide brimmed hat to work and no-one will notice) however its definitely not the weekend either. Perfect then for a pint and a wee bit a’lit. Anything But Hackneyed returns tonight and it’s a rather special event - in collaboration with 3:AM magazine, Toby Litt reads from his new novel Hospital. 6.30pm, The Broadway Bookshop, 6 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ.

Also tonight, McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers discussing What is the What, his fictionalised account of Sudanese war orphan Valentino Achak Deng. 6.45pm, £10/£9, Cinema 1, ICA , The Mall, SW1 - 020 7930 3647

Givin’ ‘em away:

What to do with the kids at half term? Sacred Stories Half Term Events for under 11s and their families might be just the answer. Running Tuesday to Thursday at 10.30 and 11.30 (45 minutes per session) there are drop in storytelling sessions with Kevin Graal’s myths, fables and parables, and at 1.30pm – 3pm Storytelling Workshops grapple with the pretty important esoteric questions of “Who are we? Where have we come from?” and “Where are we going?” British Library, Free, but places must be booked in advance.

In Next Week:

Book Slam. Two words that send shivers down the spine of any literoficionado (patent pending). At the wonderful Neighbourhood next Tuesday, this month’s Slam includes Kiran Desai, Booker-prize winning author of The Inheritance Of Loss. 6.30pm, £5 advance, £6 on the door, Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, W10 5QZ.

Just out the Van:

Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875 – 1945, John Savage’s new book, chronicles the century that created a separate Teen Age in Europe and America - all the good stuff like commercialization, the militarization of youth, rebellious ideals and, oh yes, the music. Next Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm, £6, London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL. 020 7269 9030 for tickets.

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Last Updated 24 May 2007