Rye Books


Rye Books is Moving!

Yes it’s true we are moving! The opportunity to move came very unexpectedly, and we are hoping to open in January - more information is on the way... !

It was hard to leave our gorgeous little shop with it’s six years of good memories, so we decided, we aren’t! Old Rye books will now become an event space, catering for all the classes and activities we haven’t been able to run because of lack of space!

So we’ll be calling for people who need a brilliant local space to run their classes or events, our only criteria being the use must related to creativity & learning. If you are interested please email: shop@ryebooks.co.uk

Upcoming Events for 2018 at Rye Books!

Feb 22nd, 7pm
Self Care For The Real World by Nadia Narain & Katia Narain-Philips

Date TBC
Little Book Of Building Fires, Sally Coulthard

Date TBC
The Adulterants, new book by Joe Dunthorne

Date TBC
Walters Way and Segal Close : The Architect Walter Segal and London's Self-Build Community by Alice Grahame & Tara Wilkhu

Date TBC
Photo book exhibition & talk to coincide with Dulwich Open House

April, Date TBC
Talk & Q&A with Dr Rebecca Moore’s new book on Birth Trauma

Early summer, Date TBC
Original Flava, Caribbean cookbook, Live cooking demo – Shaun & Craig McAnuff

May, Date TBC
Travellers Third Reich by Julia Boyd, paperback launch

Get your story Published by Scoop Magazine in our brand new competition!
Are you aged between 8 –11? Do you love writing stories?
Then is definitely for you!

We’ve teamed up with Scoop Magazine to bring you what we think is our best challenge yet!

The winner will be chosen by award winning author
S. F. Said whose books include Varjak Paw, The Outlaw Varjak Paw and The Phoenix

The winner will have their story published in Scoop Magazine’s Special March Issue – celebrating World Book Day!

We will also throw a winner’s party at Rye Books, where you will get a chance to read your short story to your friends and family!


Here's how to enter…

We want you to write a story beginning with the following words:
'Late afternoon, the storm arrived...'

So, what you are waiting for??? Get writing!!!
But be sure to read the rules and please make a note of the dates below!


Rules of the competition:
1. You must be between 8-11 years old to enter
2. All stories must start with the words:
“Late afternoon, the storm arrived.”
3. Your story must be max 500 words – entries above 510 will be disqualified. Sorry!
4. All stories must be submitted in handwriting (no computer files or printed word docs please)
5. All entries must be sent or delivered to:
Rye Books, 45 Upland Road, London SE22 9EF
6. Closing date for entries is 8th December 2017

The winner will be announced on 1st March (World Book Day) and there will be a winners party on Sat 3rd March 2018 at Rye Books

Opening Times
(see above for Festive opening times)

Monday – Saturday:

Sunday / Bank Holidays:

Next day and free local delivery

Fiction, Children’s Books,
Art & Design, Travel,
Food & Drink, Biography,
History, Gardening, Hard-to-find,
Foreign Language Books,
Gifts & Stationery

Regular Events
Children’s Storytime
is returning in the new year!
Thursdays at 10.30am
Bea’s Baby Bop

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Rye Books
45 Upland Road
SE22 9EF

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Tel. 020 3581 1850

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