Saturday, 17 September 2022

Closed.

 The bookshop will be closed on Monday 19th September for the Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen. 

We will reopen as per usual at 10.00 am on Tuesday 20th September. 







Monday, 5 September 2022

August Bestsellers.

 

August Bestsellers at The Beckenham Bookshop

Adult

  1. The Book of Form and Emptiness – Ruth Ozeki

  2. Entangled Life – Merlin Sheldrake

  3. The Anglo-Saxons – Marc Morris

  4. Matrix – Lauren Groff

  5. The Paper PalaceMiranda Cowley Heller

  6. Apples Never Fall – Liane Moriarty

  7. The Bloater – Rosemary Tonks

  8. Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

  9. Hamnet – Maggie O'Farrell

  10. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

Children

  1. The Unicorn who Came to Breakfast – Emma Adams

  2. Busy London – Marion Billet

  3. You Choose – Pippa Goodhart

  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

  5. Starting School – Janet and Allan Ahlberg

  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – JK Rowling

  7. Pirates Ahoy! - Tracey Corderoy

  8. River – Anne-Kathrin Behl

  9. The Dog and the Chicken Thief – Chantal de Marolles

  10. The Song of the Nightingale – Tanya Landman

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Bank holiday Monday.

 As usual we will closed for the bank holiday Monday, we hope you get to take some time to yourself to relax with a good book, or cook up a feast from a good book, or learn a new skill from a good book, or create something beautiful inspired by a good book, or spend some time in self reflection inspired by a good book, or prepare for future storms with the assistance of a good book....

You get the drift.


Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Linda Regan - CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. 
Apologies. 


Local author Linda Regan will be along to the bookshop to talk about her new book 
The Burning Question on Friday 29th July at 4pm. 
Do pop along and join us. 


 

Monday, 18 July 2022

Red weather warnings!


I am afraid we have taken the decision to remain closed Monday and Tuesday 
while red weather warnings are in place in Beckenham. 

Please look after yourselves and take care out there! 

 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Book Prizes Updated.

 Book Prize Winners


British Book Awards


Debut: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson


Fiction: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason


Discover: Keisha the Sket  by Jade LB


Children's fiction: When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle


Children's illustrated: Hey You! by Dapo Adeola


Children's non-fiction and overall winner: You Are a Champion by Marcus Rashford with Carl Anka


Crime & thriller: The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin


Non-fiction lifestyle: The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney


Non-fiction narrative: Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera



Costa Book Awards


Poetry & Book of the Year:The Kids  by Hannah Lowe


Novel: Unsettled Ground  by Claire Fuller


First Novel: Open Water  by Caleb Azumah Nelson


Biography: Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell  by John Preston


Children's Book: The Crossing  by Manjeet Mann


T. S. Eliot Prize


C+nto & Othered Poems by Joelle Taylor


Desmond Elliott Prize


The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore


Forward Prizes for Poetry


Best Collection: Notes on the Sonnets by Luke Kennard


Best First Collection: Poor by Caleb Femi


Best Single Poem: Pages 22-29, an excerpt from The Ferguson Report: An Erasure by Nicole Sealey


Hugo Awards


Best Novel: Network Effect by Martha Wells


Best Novella: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo


Best Series: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells



Independent Bookshop Week Awards


Fiction: Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud


Non-fiction: My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay


International Dylan Thomas Prize


Luster by Raven Leilani


Man Booker Prize


The Promise by Damon Galgut


Man Booker International Prize


Tomb of Sand  by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy Rockwell


Orwell Prize


Political Fiction: Summer by Ali Smith


Political Writing: Between Two Fires by Joshua Yaffa


Pulitzer Prizes

Fiction: The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen

History: Covered with Night by Nicole Eustace

Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer (joint winners)

Biography: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South  by the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly

Poetry: frank: sonnets by Diane Seuss

General Non-Fiction: Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott


Rathbone Folio Prize


The Magician by Colm Toibin


Royal Society of Literature Christopher Bland Prize


The Shadowy Third: Love, Letters, and Elizabeth Bowen by Julia Parry


Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize


Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake


Sunday Times Sports Book Awards


Autobiography: Too Many Reasons to Live  by Rob Burow


International Autobiography: Always Believe  by Olivier Giroud with Dominique Rouch


Illustrated:Toon In!  by Michael Payne


Children's (joint winners): Run Like a Girl  by Danielle Brown

Striking Out  by Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga, illustrated by Benjamin Wachenje


Cricket: Who Only Cricket Know  by David Woodhouse


Cycling: Desire, Discrimination, Determination: Black Champions in Cycling  by Dr Marlon Moncrieffe


Football: Barca: The Rise and Fall of the Club that Built Modern Football  by Simon Kuper


Rugby: The Flying Prince  by Hugh Godwin


Sports Performance: Stronger  by Poorna Bell


Sports Entertainment: The Champ & the Chump  by James McNicholas


Bestseller: You Are a Champion  by Marcus Rashford


Best of the 21st Century: Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh


Sports Writing & Overall Winner: Why We Kneel, How We Rise  by Michael Holding


Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year


We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker


Wainwright Prize


Nature: English Pastoral  by James Rebanks


Conservation & Climate Change: Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake


Walter Scott Prize


News of the Dead  by James Robertson


William Hill Sports Book of the Year


Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding


Women's Prize for Fiction


The Book of Form & Emptiness  by Ruth Ozeki


Children's Prizes


Blue Peter Book Awards


Story: The Last Bear by Hannah Gold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold


Book with Facts: Invented by Animals by Christiane Dorian, illustrated by Gosia Herba


Cilip Carnegie Medal for outstanding children's book


October, October  by Katya Balen, illustrated by Angela Harding


Cilip Kate Greenaway Medal for outstanding illustrated children's book


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff


English 4-11 Picture Book Awards


Fiction 4-7: The Goody written and illustrated by Lauren Child


Fiction 7-11: The Wolf's Secret by Myriam Dahman and Nicolas Digard, illustrated by Julia Sarda


Non-fiction 4-7: A New Green Day written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis


Non-fiction 7-11: The Homes We Build: A World of Habitats and Houses by Anne Jonas, illustrated by Lou Rihn


Independent Bookshop week Awards


Children's Fiction: Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan


Children's Illustrated: The Hospital Dog by Jula Donaldson, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie


Litle Rebels Children's Book Award


Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu


Waterstones Children's Book Prize


Best Book for Younger Readers and Overall Winner: A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll


Best Book for Older Readers: Wranglestone by Darren Charlton


Best Illustrated Book: The Grumpy Fairies by Bethan Stevens

Monday, 23 May 2022

Jubilee in Beckenham

 


Happy Platinum Jubilee Your Royal Queeness! 


Plant a tree in her Madgeness' honour.

https://queensgreencanopy.org/map-education-hub/qgc-map/#/


https://www.beckenhamtogether.co.uk/events

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/platinumjubilee