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Bookshop Blitz at Seven Stories


To commemorate the First World War centenary, this November Seven Stories invite you to step back in time in the Seven Stories Bookshop with Victoria Tunnel Tours, vintage music, book readings, games and much more.

On Saturday, commemorate World War II with special guest Dan Smith, author of ‘My friend the Enemy’ set in Northumberland in the 1940s.  Dan will be joining Seven Stories - together with Ouseburn Trust, on a guided tour of the Victoria Tunnels hear the history of the tunnels during both wars and discover items such as bullets and shells once found there.

On Sunday observe the two-minute silence before joining Tom Palmer author of Armistice Runner – a story set during the hours just before and after the end of the first world war, exactly a century ago.

Join both authors after the tours to listen to readings from their respective books and pick up your very own signed copy! Explore the Seven Stories collection whilst you’re here too by looking through facsimiles of our Robert Westall and Michael Morpurgo archives.

Both days will be packed with themed drop-in craft activities including make your own evacuee label, colour-in posters from the war and make your own poppies to add to our poppy wall.  There will also be plenty of vintage games to play with and we encourage period costume dress – bring your own or borrow from the bookshop for a Giant Centenary Selfie.

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FREE but booking essential



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