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Tuesday December 2nd 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Brian Aldiss OBE in Conversation
Brian Aldiss OBE is Britian's most prolific science fiction author and considered by many the true heir of H.G. Wells.
His works have long been associated with such iconic magazines as New worlds and New Wave. Aldiss published his first novel in 1958 and won his first Hugo in 1962 for Hothouse, a novel which hearkened back to his World War II experiences in Burma. His novels are associated with the New wave SF movement founded by Micheal Moorcock in the 1960's and with such sub-genres as space opera and far future. He is also known for his Hellonica trilogy, which earned him a Campbell award and numerous nominations.
More importantly he is reknown for his ambition to make SF a literarily acceptable genre. The publication of the short-lived journal Science Fiction Horizons in which he interviewed such literary luminaires as C.S.Lewis and William S. Burroughs and his history of SF, The Billion Year Spree (in which he favoured Shelley's Frankenstein as the first SF novel) in addition to his many novels and short stories where he combined SF themes with quality writing are evidence of his constant advocacy of Literary SF.
Over the last couple of years The Friday Project have been republishing a brilliant mix of Brian’s fiction and non-fiction, and last month published the first volume of  Brian’s 300+ short stories, which are being collected together for the first time. This volume takes us through the 50s, from his very first story - A Book in Time, published in The Bookseller in 1954 and never seen again until now - right up to his establishment as a major new voice in science fiction by the end of that decade.
Brian will be in conversation with Scott Pack, from The Friday Project. There’ll be an opportunity to ask Brian questions and he’ll be happy to sign copies of his books.
Early bird ticket price for this incredible event is just £5.  
Monday November 17th at 7.00pm
Sali Hughes and India Knight in Conversation.
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What a wonderful evening we've got lined up for you. Sali and India will be here bringing their incisive and witty approach to modern life, tackling beauty and feminism head on, while celebrating the best bits of being a woman.
Sali Hughes is a leading broadcaster and journalist with over 15 years experience. She writes a regular beauty column for The Guardian and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 5Live, Radio 4's Woman's Hour and Radio2.
 Her new book 'Pretty Honest' has just been published.
Sali draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup's physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup - in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.
India Knight is an author and Sunday Times journalist. She's the author of  My Life on a Plate, Don’t You Want Me?,The Shops, and Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet, as well as the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and last year her hilarious novel Mutton was published.
Her new book, In Your Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier has just been published.
Humane, witty, wise and full of practical advice: India Knight's guide to ageing is the book every woman has been waiting for. 'Our mothers' fifty is not our fifty. We have no map, no blueprint, no nothing.
Part guide, part memoir, part manual, in In Your Prime India seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves now. Covering a wide range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails, and of course, the menopause, In Your Prime is the definitive, much-needed guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache.
There'll be a chance to ask Sali and India questions and they'll be happy to sign copies of their books. These will be available to ticket holders at a discounted price.
We're delighted India and Sali can make it to the shop. Please book early, as tickets will be very popular.
Subscribe to our Big Green Bookshop Book Club
We try our best to present to you the best books out there. What we stock and recommend defines the bookshop. And whilst we know everyone’s tastes are different, we hope we can find something that’ll you’ll really enjoy.
So why not subscribe to our Monthly Book Club.
Based on information provided by you, we'll deliver a new novel at the beginning of each month to you or to the person of your choice. The book will be gift wrapped and will also include a personal message from us and, where possible, from the author too.
Consider us your personal literary shopper and let us help you discover some of the best new writing out there.  
Or you could subscribe to our Children’s Book Club
Our Children’s Book Club works in exactly the same way as our adult one and we’ve enlisted some expert help to make sure we provide the most appropriate books for children of all ages. We’ve joined up with “Books for Keeps” to help us choose book for our kid’s book package. Books for Keeps are the UK’s leading independent children’s book magazine, reviewing over 1,000 children’s books each year. This is what they wrote in their first issue back in 1980.
‘We have assumed that you, our readership, are busy people committed to encouraging the reading habit amongst your children, not only in school but at home or on holiday too. Because there is so much available and so much new material being published, it is impossible to keep abreast of everything all the time. The thinking behind Books for Keeps is based therefore on the belief that book ideas, book opinion, book information and book news should be easy to digest, stimulating to read, and simple to select.’
The Children's package will also include posters, badges, bookmarks and lots more besides!
The Book Club is a perfect gift for any book lovers out there – no matter what age.
There are 3 sizes of package, three months, six months and twelve months. Prices start at just £20 for children and £35 for adults.
Three Month Book Club Subscription - £30 BUY HERE
Six Month Subscription - £50 BUY HERE
Twelve Month Subscription - £90 BUY HERE
Three Month Book Club Subscription - £20 BUY HERE
Six Month Subscription - £35 BUY HERE
Twelve Month Subscription - £65 BUY HERE


Once you’ve bought one, we’ll send you a very simple questionnaire to fill in, which will help us to pick the right book just for you.  Books will be posted out on the 1st of each month, unless otherwise requested.


Email Vouchers
Available at the Big Green Bookshop
 A Big Green Bookshop voucher.
Just get in touch with us, let us know how much you'd like to give and we can send that special someone an Email Voucher. The lucky recipient will get an email from us telling them that you've bought them a voucher to spend at the Big Green Bookshop. They can then choose books and we'll get them and post them (FREE P+P in the UK), whenever they choose to redeem it. 
What a treat, eh? 
Telephone; 020 8881 6767

  Welcome to The Big Green Bookshop, the award winning bookshop based in Wood Green, North London. We’re situated just off the High Road, a couple of minutes walk from Turnpike Lane tube station, on Brampton Park Road (an oasis of calm in the metropolitan madness).

We stock a great and varied range of books, which we individually hand pick for our customers, as well as stocking a wide selection of cards, bookmarks and other essentials. If you can’t decide what to get (the choice is sometimes too much), we sell our own vouchers too.

We have book groups for adults and children, which is open to everyone, and we also hold a staggering number of author signings and events for all ages. From Maisy Mouse to burlesque dancers, music legends and literary superstars, you can keep up with all the shenanigans on the website, or by signing up for our newsletter, just over there ------>

If we don’t have the book you’re looking for we can usually get it in within 48 hours, and you can now order online too, and we offer free delivery in the UK for orders over £5. You’ll also find special offers, signed books and all manner of delights here, so it’s definitely worth checking back every so often.

If the book you want is no longer available, we have an Out of Print Booksearch Service, which is totally free.
Details can be found here.

There’s so much more to tell you, but we’ll let you have a look around for yourself. Have fun and come and say hello next time you’re in the area. There’s usually a pot of coffee on the go, and we have a very comfy sofa.

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