Autumn 2017 Events at Village Books in Dulwich Village

8th November 2017

Village Books of Dulwich Village started life in the 1930’s and has been owned by Hazel Broadfoot for the past 21 years. Hazel, a vastly experienced bookseller, is a former Waterstones regional manager. Bookshop manager is Tracey Kivland is also a former Waterstones manager and Sheila O’Reilly joined in January 2017 as events manager.

Our Autumn 2017 events programme:

We hosted Judy Murray in the MCT Theatre at Alleyns School. 180 people came and we sold 30 copies of Knowing the Score. This was quickly followed by Rachel Joyce & Sarah Winman in conversation with Hannah Beckerman at Bell House with 50 people. www.bellhouse.co.uk

We hosted Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh for a baking demonstration to a sold-out theatre of 320 people. We sold 82 copies of Sweet and took a further 50 signed copies as we have it featured in our Christmas catalogue.

On 3 October 230 people came to hear Alexander McCall Smith chat about his writing. This was immediately followed by Judith Kerr in conversation with Nicolette Jones. An audience of 180 and Katinka’s Tail book sales for this event were 70 copies.

A sold-out theatre of 320 people came for Robert Harris in conversation with Hannah Beckerman  and we sold 82 copies of Munich. A few days later we hosted Adam Kay and audience numbers were 220 with book sales of 95. A day later 50 people came to Bell House on College Road to hear Salley Vickers in conversation with Joy Rhoades.

A sold out event on 5 November heard Evan Davis share his thoughts on Post Truth to 320 people.

Another sold out event with 320 people for Philip Pullman who was in conversation with Nicolette Jones talking about writing and his book on Essays, Daemon Voices.

And we had 160 people come to the talk from Alison Weir on the Queens of Medieval England in The Great Hall at Alleyns.

Our Venues:

MCT Space at Alleyns School holds 320 people. https://mct.alleyns.org.uk/

The Great Hall at Alleyns School holds 280 people

Bell House is a flexible space with the main room ideal for audiences of between 30 and 50. https://www.bellhouse.co.uk/

The Concert Hall at James Allens Girls School. Due to be ready for use in February 2018 this is a state of the art concert hall/theatre space that will hold 500 people.