Search found 50 matches

by thebookshop
18 Mar 2020 13:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: COVID-19 update Kirkdale Bookshop
Replies: 1
Views: 603

COVID-19 update Kirkdale Bookshop

Dear Customers/readers of the forum, It is with deep regret that we have made the decision to close the shop to the public for the time being. After a long conversation with colleagues and the owner we feel this is the right step to make at present. We are a relatively small shop and in times of str...
by thebookshop
14 Nov 2019 15:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 29738

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

I'd also be interested in joining. But why not discuss some books by local authors, and maybe see if they can attend. There's a number of authors who live in Sydenham. I've discovered that we're a very arty area. Matthew Sweet, Helen Edwardson, and Greg Watts are some I know of. Perhaps Kirkdale bo...
by thebookshop
23 Aug 2019 10:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Hi SnailTrail, Ah wow. That sounds amazing! Well done in setting it up :D Re book choices, I’ve made a set decision for the first book just to ease people in. It’s a short and relatively easy read. I plan on introducing authors and narratives across the spectrum in the coming groups by letting the a...
by thebookshop
20 Aug 2019 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Hi Bookshop! I am super excited to attend as I have never seen anything community based that I have been able to identify with in such a way! Can I ask if the book is in stock in your branch? If so, I’d love to pop in, purchase and possibly discuss the book & the event itself further? Amazing! We’r...
by thebookshop
20 Aug 2019 09:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

There will be some wine and nibbles supplied but a BYOB can never hurt!
by thebookshop
19 Aug 2019 14:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

I did not have the title modified. I do not think it right to erase members of the community who have reclaimed the word and who identify as it and embrace it for their own empowerment. I have made a copy of everything that has happened on this thread and and am requesting for it to be deleted becau...
by thebookshop
19 Aug 2019 13:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

As I have tried to explain - people do not solely identify as just ‘gay’ and so other terms have cropped up or been reclaimed in order to best describe how people are choosing to identify. I apologised and know full well that Queer is a derogatory term and I also tried to explain and provide a link ...
by thebookshop
19 Aug 2019 12:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Q can also stand for ‘questioning’ - and I don’t think it right to remove a letter that stands for something some people genuinely identify as just because one person who refuses to listen to reason finds it offensive. LGBTQ (and the IA+) is a genuine acronym that is well known and has been well kno...
by thebookshop
18 Aug 2019 22:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Either come along to the book group and see for yourself what it turns out to be, it could perhaps be quite enlightening. Or, keep posting badly researched jargon that refuses to acknowledge or listen to the actual matter at hand. If you cannot do either, take your comments elsewhere. They do not be...
by thebookshop
17 Aug 2019 13:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Hi TheBookshop, Thanks for organising this and for putting it out there. To ask a potentially stupid question, what does one have to do - just read the book in question and turn up, and is there a fee, or do you require a contribution on the wine front? Hoping to attend, so sorry if that's a daft q...
by thebookshop
14 Aug 2019 15:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Actually, I do identify as a member of this community and that is why I have decided to set up this book group. We in no way intend to profit or patronise. While the word 'queer' has been used as a derogatory term for gay men in the past and indeed still can be - it has also been reclaimed by member...
by thebookshop
14 Aug 2019 13:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

As stated, the book group aims to focus on LGBTQIA+ literature and narratives. We welcome anyone who wishes to join no matter how they identify.
by thebookshop
14 Aug 2019 13:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

Hi Rod!

LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and many other terms (such as non-binary and pansexual).

We hope this helps!
by thebookshop
12 Aug 2019 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 7577

NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

We're very excited to announce that on Friday 30th August at 7:30pm - we'll be hosting our first ever LGBTQIA+ Book Group! This Book Group is the GBF* to our Open Book Group and aims to focus on LGBTQIA+ literature and narratives. It will be running on the last Friday of every other month and absolu...
by thebookshop
10 Feb 2018 10:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: February 22nd @7.30pm BOOK LAUNCH: Animal Lovers by Rob Palk
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

February 22nd @7.30pm BOOK LAUNCH: Animal Lovers by Rob Palk

Join us as we host the launch of a brilliant debut novel by Rob Palk! https://kirkdalebookshop.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/rob-palk.png?w=620 There will be a short reading, a Q&A and of course a glass of wine to help you soak up all the literature. Entry is £4 redeemable against a copy of the book (...
by thebookshop
23 Jun 2017 14:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Novelist Jonathan Coe at Sydenham Centre Fri 30 June
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: Novelist Jonathan Coe at Sydenham Centre Fri 30 June

This fantastic event is part of Independent Bookshop Week and we are currently selling tickets in the shop, by phone 020 8778 4701 or online (see link below). We will be selling copies of Jonathan Coe's books - if you can't make the event and wish to reserve a signed copy of any of his titles give u...
by thebookshop
25 Jan 2017 16:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab
Replies: 0
Views: 802

Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab

Join us on Wednesday February 22nd @ 7.30pm
Mary Finnigan will be here presenting her new book Psychedelic Suburbia – David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab
Email kirkdalebookshop@hotmail.com for more details!
by thebookshop
25 Jan 2017 16:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab

Join us on Wednesday February 22nd @ 7.30pm
Mary Finnigan will be here presenting her new book Psychedelic Suburbia – David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab
Email kirkdalebookshop@hotmail.com for more details!
by thebookshop
27 Jan 2014 10:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 258
Views: 227681

Re: Sticky music thread

Here is a Sydenham based band, releasing an EP on Jan 30th and grateful of local support:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOe9NkR8ZKQ

http://www.zieglercompany.co.uk