April 16, 2019

We are so happy that as an Independent Bookshop, we have been given an extract from the eagerly anticipated new book by Robert Macfarlane; Underland.

We are hosting a 'Boozy Bookclub' on the 31st of May to celebrate the occassion, please see our events page for further...

March 13, 2019

We are please as punch to have been named for the Bookshop of the Quarter 2019 by Slightly Foxed!

Slightly foxed are a favourite at The Open Book due to their wonderful quarterly and other fascinating publications. 

Have a look at what they've said about us here.

February 21, 2019

There are many bookclubs in Richmond and Twickenham.  Here is a selection of what they are reading and what we are enjoying this Spring.



After the Party Cressida Connolly

'I always wanted to be friends with both my sisters. Perhaps that was the source, really, o...

February 6, 2018

Here are our Book Club ideas for Winter 2018 (all available in paperback):


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

`This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Don't miss it' Chris Cleave `No historical novel this year was more witty, insightful or original than A...

October 27, 2017

It is getting near to that joyous time of year again,having studied the programme, please take a look at the events we are most excited about:

Claire Tomalin in conversation with Susannah Clapp:
​A Life of My Own​

Sunday 19 November - 7pm

Michael Frayn: Pocket Playhouse


June 22, 2017

Here at The Open Book, we are asked so often for books that are cheerful or uplifting. The problem being, when asked this question, it can be tricky to find something quickly. So our solution is to have a list of four of the books we find uplifting/cheerful/funny, to g...

May 16, 2017

Shakespeare’s works have been performed, read, and loved throughout the world. They have been reinterpreted for each new generation, whether as teen films, musicals, science-fiction flicks, Japanese warrior tales, or literary transformations. The Hogarth Shakespeare pr...

May 8, 2017

"In London, man is the most secret animal on Earth."

We are in a Laurie Lee mood this month:

"To those who were made to read Cider With Rosie at school, Laurie Lee is English literature's Laura Ashley, an artist, commercialised by success, who branded a slice of English...

April 4, 2017

The new Donna Leon / Brunetti book "Earthly Remains" is in. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti is shipped off by his wife, Paola, to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the Venetian laguna.

There he intends to pass...

March 31, 2017

We are often asked for our recommendations in the shop, so we thought we'd put our ideas here!

Helena: The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

A wonderful book. This edition of this classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest, made even better with an introduc...

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