Language Conversation nights 2017

We are pleased to announce that our conversation nights resume in January.

The Anglo-French conversation group will meet up every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm. First meetup will be Wednesday 11th January. Admission is £6, which includes a free drink and snacks.

Our Spanish-English intercambio group is undergoing a pause. News soon of the revamp.

All levels welcome to each language group.

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Book Reading and Signing – Alice took a detour

On Sunday 16th October at 3pm, we are proud to host the writer Karen Georghiou to do a reading and signing for her latest book Alice Took a Detour.
All are welcome to attend.

Free admission
Thank you
When: Sunday 16th October at 3pm
Where: OffSide Books, 92 Willesden Lane, Kilburn NW6 7TA
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Anglo-French Meetup – Soirée

Update: For 2017 we will be holding French/English conversation nights  on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, starting  11 January at 7pm – 8.30pm. Facilitators to alternate between Stéphane Goldstein and Alison Schulte.

Come along to our bookshop at 92 Willesden Lane NW6 7TA, to practice your French or English and make new friends.. All language levels are welcome.

All language levels welcome. £6 entrance (includes free refreshment and snacks).

 

Venez réviser, perfectioner votre anglais ou votre français dans le cadre amical et chaleureux de notre  librairie / café.
Tous les niveaux sont admis. Nous nous réunissons les mercredis  à 19 heures.
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Black feminism event – 2 August 7pm

We are privileged to host an event “Decolonising the Mind” at our bookshop at 92 Willesden Lane on Thursday 2nd August.

Join us for a politically charged dialogue that engages contemporary issues of blackness, feminism and decoloniality in the diaspora, located in the differences and commonalities of black women’s experience of existing in the shadow of empire.

The event will be hosted by Lesley-Ann Brown, a Trinidad-American writer who is a web commentator at blackgirlonmars.com, and by Simmi Dullay, raised in Denmark and now residing in London.

A £4.00 contribution will be requested, and cheese and wine will be seved during the event.

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Spanish and English Conversation Nights

For 2017 we will be holding Spanish/English conversation nights each Thursday, starting 12th January at 7pm – 8.30pm

Come along to our bookshop at 92 Willesden Lane NW6 7TA, to practice your Spanish and make new friends..

All language levels welcome. £5 entrance (includes free drink and snack).

Hasta la vista!

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More Greetings Cards

We’ve just added a new lot of greetings cards to our selection. You can see a small selection on the photo. Another way to support your local bookshop without needing to buy books!

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Informal social chess evenings starting 3 June

Starting on 3rd June, we will host social chess evenings at 5pm onwards Fridays in our bookshop 92 Willesden Lane, NW6 7TA

It’s going to be on a casual basis to start, all levels are welcome. No admission fee will be charged, but we ask that people help with the bookshop costs by purchasing a tea or coffee and/or books or cards.

Although we have a small number of chess sets, you are welcome to bring your own.

Please spread the word!

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Summer promotion 2016

We have an exciting offer for all those who visit our Kilburn bookshop this summer of 2016. Free beer!!!

When you spend £2 or more, you qualify for a voucher for a free beer at the Canaletes Tapas and Wine bar opposite us at 51 Willesden Lane (this free offer is restricted to one beer per adult on any one day).

There is no catch. Canaletes serve delicious tapas at great prices (we know, we’ve sampled them) but there is no obligation to order any.  Merely take in the friendly ambience and enjoy a cold beer on a warm summer’s day… They normally open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm onwards.

This offer is obviously restricted to adults (sorry kids) over the age of 18, and the voucher will have a two week expiry date. The £2 limit can qualify from spending on cards, gifts, coffees/teas as well as books.

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Philo Story Cafe – Thursday 19th May

We are privileged once again to have Jean-Marc Pierson perform his Philo Story Telling at the Community Bookshop at 6.45pm on Thursday 19th May.

The subject is going to be “How to deal with negative emotions”

Is there a definitive solution to the problems caused by fear, anger, guilt and other so called “negative” emotions?

I don’t think so. However, I know one thing: talking about our human challenges with other human beings helps a lot.
I know another thing: you don’t have to tell a story if you don’t want to, but I know you all have fantastic and inspiring or funny anecdotes to tell, and real experience to share.

I know something else: as a story lover and story teller, a lot of wisdom has been shared through stories. That’s why I’ll find a few traditional jokes or tales to tell you about the subject of dealing with difficult emotions.

You’re welcome to attend with a story to tell, or a poem, or anything that can be listened to. You can also very welcome if you wish to listen only.

Story telling is a social art. With a theme and a few stories, we will also have great and meaningful conversation.

 

Tea and biscuits will be served, and voluntary donations welcome. We all know that Jean-Marc is a thoughtful and entertaining Storyteller, so come along and take advantage of his appearance in the bookshop.

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Another great story telling event 6 March

We are privileged to have Jean-Marc Pierson (again) preside over a story telling event in our bookshop. The event takes place on Sunday 6 March between 4pm and 6pm, and as before tea and biscuits will be served up. So for a thought-provoking experience that doesn’t destroy your wallet (entrance is free, but we do ask for donations if you appreciate the event) please come along to the Community Bookshop at 92 Willesden Lane, Kilburn NW6 7TA.

Here is Jean-Marc’s description of the forthcoming story telling:

 

  • To speak about the human condition, Freud told the story of hedgehogs living in the cold. They tried to huddle together to keep warm, but then they hurt one another with their quills. So they kept distant so as not to get hurt, but they felt cold….

    I have a few stories about the difficulties and the wonders of being people, loving and hurting one another….
    You’re welcome to attend with a story to tell, or a poem, or anything that can be listened to. You can also very welcome if you wish to listen only.

    Story telling is a social art. With a theme and a few stories, we will also have great and meaningful conversation.

    Tea and biscuits will be served.

    Voluntary donations are welcome.

    Meetup Link

 

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