So. You’ve seen a couple of brilliant authors being brilliant. You want to pick up a copy of their latest book to enjoy their brilliance in the comfort of your own home. You could go to Amazon, or Waterstone’s… of course you could… but why not buy a copy from the Festival’s very own bookshop and then get the author to sign it?
Crystal Palace’s Bookseller Crow on the Hill is putting together a pop-up bookshop at most events (we like to think it’ll work like one of those pop-up tents, but probably not) with books from all the writers appearing at the Festival. Who needs a Kindle, eh?
And if you feel a thirst coming on while you’re book browsing, or get a bit peckish, never fear. At St Swithun’s there’ll be a cafe selling hot and cold drinks, plus cakes. And the Cafe of Good Hope will go one better – it’ll be a bar! But they’ll still have cake. Cake is important.