Escape the stresses of modern life with Sunday Storytelling!


Life too much of a slog?

If you’re tired of the constant day-to-day struggle, then you need a form of escape.




This Sunday 31st January we see the premiere of Sunday Story Telling at the bookshop…




Philo story café

Sunday, 31st January 2016    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Free (optional donation)

Abundance and misery

Is abundance something we can attract just by the quality of our thoughts?

Is misery necessarily the result of a “bad karma” or of flaws in our character?

Do we live in an essentially unjust world in which chance or bad luck happens independently of whether we deserve it or not?

How do we cope with uncertainty? I will tell more or less the stories and the discussions will be less about our relationship with money than with fate and fortune…. Everyone is welcome to tell a story, whether it’s a traditional one or a real life anecdote…. or to come and simply listen and socialise. This is the first Philo Story Café in a wonderfully quirky second hand bookshop that’s worth a visit at all times! We will be served tea or coffee with biscuits.

Please contact Jean-Marc for further questions by email

A musical night 10 December

On December 10 we were privileged to have the instructors from London guitar academy (based in Queens Park) drop in and perform an acoustic session as a solidarity measure with our bookstore. The music (most of it excellent) included some singer songwriters and some instrumental pieces.  We thought the event was fantastic, and (more importantly) so did those readers who attended. We are hoping there may be more accoustic drop-ins to come in the New Year, but in the meantime we want to express our utmost gratitude to the performers from the guitar academy who made it happen.


Sensible Saturday

Many independent shops are hosting an event known as #SensibleSaturday on November 28.

We will be joining them, so come along to our book and giftstore on 92 Willesden Lane, Kilburn (NW6 7TA) to support a local business and to socialise with others who support local bookshops.

Festive Friday and Sensible Saturday – 27-28 November (sample sherry and mince pies)
Sensible Saturday = The antidote to Black Friday
– 10% off all books
– 20% off selected book bags and posters.

As well as books we sell coffee and teas, and great gift ideas such as mugs, posters, book bags, iPhone cases and greetings cards.
We humbly ask our supporters to come along this weekend and have an alternative shopping experience. Help us to remain an asset to Willesden Lane and to Kilburn.