As well as selling books, the London Review Bookshop features events. Readings, discussions, talks and debates make the London Review Bookshop a vital centre for intellectual exchange.
Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the London Review Bookshop at 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, and tickets are £7 for all events. Subscribers to the London Review of Books should call us for a discount, on 020 7269 9030.
Tuesday 28 May at 7.00 p.m.
Art historian and regular LRB contributor T.J. Clark will be at the shop to talk about his latest book Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to ... See details
Wednesday 29 May at 7.00 p.m.
In 1994 artists, writers, activists and pranksters from all over Europe began to use a shared identity – Luther Blissett – for acts of cultural sab... See details
Tuesday 4 June at 7.00 p.m.
In London Fictions (Five Leaves) two dozen contemporary writers reflect on some of the novels and novelists that have defined our sense of t... See details
Thursday 6 June at 7.00 p.m.
Born and brought up in Reddish, Greater Manchester, music journalist Paul Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. But, in an era when... See details
Tuesday 11 June at 7.00 p.m.
William Fotheringham has been obsessed with competitive cycling for as long as he has been old enough to reach the handlebars. It was an obsession ... See details
Friday 14 June at 7.00 p.m.
Our World Literature event in June will focus on Japan, with author Masashi Matsuie in conversation with literary translator Michael Emmerich. See details
Wednesday 19 June at 7.00 p.m.
Championed by Susan Sontag, John Berger and Christopher Hitchens among others, Victor Serge (1890 – 1947) was the first and the greatest literary w... See details
Sunday 19 June 2011
Novelists Daniel Kehlmann and Benjamin Markovits share interests in their work in biography, genius and failure, charisma and the question of how to give voice to real historical figures but have differences too; both make fuel for a very interesting conversation.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Award-winning Swedish crime writers Karin Alvtegen and Håkan Nesser, chaired by Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, lecturer in Scandinavian Literature at UCL, explore the power behind crime fiction’s gripping narratives, its incisive portrayal of society and its confrontation with ideas of good and evil in a shades-of-grey world, where simple moral certainties aren’t so easy to find.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Two translators – Shaun Whiteside and Mike Mitchell – went head to head with their versions of a previously untranslated work. Novelist Daniel Kehlmann provided the challenge, with the event chaired by Daniel Hahn, interim director of the BCLT and chair of the Translators Association.
Alan Bennett on The Habit of Art at the London Review Bookshop, 7 December 2009
As part of the London Review of Books’ 30th anniversary celebrations, the London Review Bookshop was delighted to welcome Alan Bennett, talking about his new play The Habit of Art.
Writing Family History with Jeremy Harding, John Lanchester, Nicholas Spice and Mary-Kay Wilmers at the London Review Bookshop, 15 November 2009
How do writers investigate their own pasts and shape them into a narrative, one which other people will find interesting? Nicholas Spice, the publisher of the LRB, chaired a discussion with Mary-Kay Wilmers, the paper's editor, whose book The Eitingons is out next month; Jeremy Harding, the author of the memoir Mother Country; and John Lanchester, the author of Family Romance.
Zachary Leader in conversation with Martin Amis at the London Review Bookshop, 28 November 2006
Zachary Leader discussed The Life of Kingsley Amis with Kingsley's son, the novelist and journalist Martin Amis, presenting a full picture of his subject's childhood, school days, and life as a teacher, professional author, husband, father and lover.
The Israel Lobby: Does It Have Too Much Influence On US Foreign Policy?, 28 September 2006
This debate took place at Cooper Union in New York City and was captured by ScribeMedia on behalf of the London Review of Books. A transcript is also available from the ScribeMedia site.
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