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  • An Evening with Naomi Alderman

    Tuesday, November 1st at 18:30
    Blackwell's High Holborn are thrilled to be joined by Naomi Alderman for a reading from her newest publication The Power followed by a signing.

    Without warning girls the world over start to discover that they have the power to inflict agonizing pain and even death from the tips of their fingers. As more 'skeins' come alive, the men and women of the world begin to change as foundations of society shift and crumble. A fantastic exploration of an alternate history, this new novel is an exciting and intriguing read.

    Tickets for this event are £3 - Book Now!
  • Johnny Herbert London Launch

    Thursday, November 3rd at 18:30 - 20:30
    Join us for the London launch of Johnny Herbert's autobiography, What Doesn't Kill You. Told with his trademark humour, this book contains a wealth of stories from Herbert's life in formula one, from the horrific crashes to the highs of the podium. Johnny Herbert will be joining us in the shop to share his incredible knowledge and love of the sport in a Q&A and signing session, an occasion not to be missed by any F1 fan. Plus, to celebrate Johnny's launch, you'll also be able to enjoy a glass of free prosecco with this motor racing legend.

    Tickets are £3, and can be purchased here.

    Can't make it? Not to worry, get in touch with us here to reserve a signed copy!
  • Jim Al-Khalili at The Royal Institution

    Monday, November 7th at 19:00 - 20:30
    For millennia, humans have looked to the stars in wonder – are we alone in the universe? From studying extreme life on earth to searching for planets and listening for alien signals, science seems to be bringing us ever closer to answering this question. Jim Al-Khalili will discuss just how close we are to our first close encounter.

    This event will be followed by a bookstall with Blackwell's High Holborn where copies of Jim Al-Khalili's latest book Aliens will be available.

    Click here to buy tickets from The Royal Institution.
  • Blackwell's High Holborn Book Quiz

    Thursday, November 10th at 18:30 - 20:30
    As the days grow colder and darker and more bleak, there is at least one bright light on the horizon. No, not Bonfire Night, Blackwell's High Holborn's Famous* Book Quiz! It's been a while, so we'll go over the house rules, sing along if you know the words...

    - Maximum of four quizzers per team
    - Bring Your Own Bottle (We can provide cups and bottle openers)
    - Spot prizes will occur throughout the evening, a bottle of wine goes to the team with the best team name (as judged by our quiz master), and top prize is £10 gift voucher per quizzer.
    - Tickets are free (we are generous overlords) but please do book here in advance as spaces are limited!
    *not famous
  • Tom Whipple at The Royal Institution

    Friday, November 11th at 18:00 - 19:15
    As everyone knows, it's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part. Nonsense: that is the battle cry of the loser. From an aerodynamicist's advice on paper aeroplanes, to a game theorist's thoughts on Monopoly, or Andy McNab's tips on pillow fighting, Tom Whipple has spoken to preposterously overqualified experts to learn some of the surprising science behind how to win at games.

    This talk is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

    This event will be followed by a bookstall with Blackwell's High Holborn where copies of Tom Whipple's latest book How to Win Games and Beat People will be available.

    Click here to buy tickets from The Royal Institution.