Margate Book Club #20 - Lanny
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Margate Book Club #20 - Lanny

It's Margate Book Club's 20th meet up! This month's read is Lanny by Max Porter, and it’s the first Margate Book Club held at The Margate Bookshop.

"Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here.

But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all. Chimerical, audacious, strange and wonderful - a song to difference and imagination, to friendship, youth and love, Lanny is the globally anticipated new novel from Max Porter."

As always, Margate Book Club is open to new members, and those who haven't been for a while! Join them at The Margate Bookshop on Thursday 25 July, 7.30-9.30pm for a chat over a drink with like-minded folk.

Open to all and free to attend, please share with your friends!

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Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive Sunday Cycle Ride Tie-in
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive Sunday Cycle Ride Tie-in

The Margate Bookshop is celebrating the launch of the Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive book with a Sunday Sandwich Cycle!

The group bike ride follows a Thursday evening slide-presentation and talk with Isola Press founder Max Leonard.

Sunday July 21st meet outside The Margate Bookshop for a sociable cycle along the coast to Sandwich and back - the ride is organised in collaboration with Peter of Dear Susan and The Margate Bookshop friend Oliver Taylor. Meet from 10:00 onwards, for pre-ride tea and coffee in the shop, and we'll be setting off at 11:00.

The route will take in cream tea at the Italianate Glasshouse, ice cream and/or beer stops, late lunch at the Royal Harbour Brasserie, and a BBQ at the end of the ride. It's going to be good!

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Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive Book Party
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive Book Party

We’re celebrating the launch of the Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive book! Thursday 18th, join writer and Isola Press founder Max Leonard at The Margate Bookshop for a special evening of vintage-cycling slides, beautiful photograph book-buying, bicycle-talking and drinks!


The Rough-Stuff Fellowship was established in a pub near the Welsh/English border in 1955, making it the oldest off-road cycling club in the world. Recently, the club appointed an archivist, and the photos, hand-drawn maps and memories poured in – an unexpected treasure trove of incredible value and beauty.

The photos are full of the joy of riding your bike, and evocative of a bygone style – of a time when you might set off on a club ride wearing a shirt and tie, a deerstalker or a bobble hat, and no ride was complete without a stop to brew up some tea and smoke a pipe. This book celebrates their style and their spirit. It is a document not only of the history of cycling off the beaten track, but of British outdoor culture.

Max will be talking us through these beautiful slides, the book will be available to purchase and there'll also be plenty of beer.

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Vive la (Reading) Révolution!
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Vive la (Reading) Révolution!

This July 14 come on a FREE literary walk, a book crawl if you will, from the all-new Margate Bookshop and explore all things Parisian on the Margate Book Crawl as we playfully dip into some classic books and some new titles that take Paris as their backdrop.

Who needs Shakespeare & Co and the famous literary Left Bank of Paris when you've got Margate and the sea? Led by tour guide and writer Simon Cole (Half Day Holidays, Hackney Tours) we'll take a literary clifftop wander through some classic prose before ending up – like all the writers did – in 'le pub' to swap ideas.

What can we learn from writers about how to appreciate our surroundings more? How can their insights make us happier? How can we be more fully in the world?

Whether you just like books, or you're a budding writer yourself, come on a little literary adventure and maybe pick up some inspiration?

Tickets here. FREE.

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