I often wonder how the very good folk of the Wivenhoe Bookshop ever have any time to actually sell any books; such is the depth and variety of the various literary themed events, which they so splendidly organise.
But yep – sell books they do, knowing that this can then serve as a springboard to add a little more value to the reading experience with the related events that are then put in place.
2011 is looking like it will be no different. The schedule has just been released by the Wivenhoe Bookshop folk – challenging, enlightening and no doubt entertaining. It’s got to be better than staying indoors and watching Eastenders as we wait for spring to arrive in Wivenhoe…
“Ethan Frome has all the ingredients for a good read – an embittered man, a hypochondriacal wife, and an enchanting young woman, meeting in circumstances which unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused.”
[Mmm - that sounds familiar...]
“Edith Wharton’s accomplished style and deft characterisation have ensured the book’s enduring popularity since it’s publication in 1911. Our reading course on this classic novella begins in Feb 2011.”
Call into the Bookshop to make a booking.
The beauty of the Wivenhoe Bookshop is that it’s not all about the books. Reading is wonderful, but sometimes you just want to, well, y’know – let down what’s left of your hair and have a bit of a bop.
Did someone just say Wivenhoe Bookshop Unplugged?
“Always keen to nurture creativity and provide the best experience for our customers, in 2011 we bring you a new event, ‘Bookshop – Unplugged’.”
Come and feast you ears on a stripped back acoustic show in a truly intimate gig space. Our first featured band are the fabulous DRUM, a guitar / bass / violin combo with Fiona Harmon on vocals.”
Fiona is probably one of the most well connected (and liked) locals within Wivenhoe. Her music is as cool as her conversation. She is worthy of your time at the Bookshop on the evening of January 21st at 7:30pm.
Does God Exist?
“Now there’s a topic worthy of a philosophical debate. This subject, and the areas of human rights, scepticism and common sense, animals and ethics, and personal identity, will all be under consideration in our new shorter five week Philosophy Breakfast beginning in January 2011.
In March 2011 we bring you The Great Philosophers, a five week course for which no prior knowledge is required.”
Now there’s something to think about.
Oh, and whilst we’re at it, here are the opening hours for the Wivenhoe Bookshop over the festive period.