Rye Books

Upcoming Events

Leigh Metcalf at Rye Books
Sunday, 18th October 2pm

Come and have a chat and some tea and cake with Leigh Metcalf author of the very well crafted:
London Stitch and Knit: A Craft Lover's Guide to London's Fabric, Knitting and Haberdashery Shops,

Published 30th Sept.this year the book presents a brilliantly designed guide to London's best fabric, knitting and haberdashery shops.

With a design aesthetic to inspire any craft lover, London Stitch and Knit seamlessly documents the city's best to provide a comprehensive guide that encompasses the handmade and the vintage. Leigh, also freelance writer and photographer, discovers the hidden gems in London's ever-growing craft community, promoting independent shops as well as craftspeople and their work, ever since she arrived in London from the US she has made it her mission to discover the best places for haberdashery supplies.

Drawing on her experience from the last five years, Leigh combines well-informed narrative, illustrations and a beautiful, layered design, to discover the history and operations of approximately 50 shops - divided by London territories. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in English Literature. Her freelance career has seen articles published for magazines such as Mollie Makes and Pretty Nostalgic.

London Stitch and Knit is born of Leigh's successful blog (Found, now home, see link below) described by Lauren Smith, Creative Director of Pop-Up Magazine as 'one of only a handful of blogs that I even bother reading anymore’.

Free event. (it’s very nice cake btw.)
Bring your knitting!



Sunday 25th October 2pm
Zap! Pow! Whoosh!
Comic Strip workshop Jason Ford at Rye Books

Bring your imagination down to Rye Books where you will find all you need to draw, colour and sticker your very own superhero comic books! Make your superheroes – or even yourself – the stars of each super adventure!

Join Jason for a master class in making comic strips based on his new book ‘The Super Hero Comic Kit’ The book has received great reviews and if you have seen his previous book ‘The Super Book For Super Heroes’ you’ll know why!

The book contains 10 exciting 8-page comics to draw, colour and complete, each adventure has super story prompts to start you off – and the rest is up to you! You can even pull them out, put them together and give them to your friends to read. It also includes 6 activity sheets on how to create and draw your superheroes and supervillains, and over100 fantastic stickers to add to your stories.

Jason Ford has worked as a freelance illustrator since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1989. A diet of Tintin and Marvel comics as a child, and a continuing love of French and Belgian bandes dessinées have contributed to his approach to image making. His work has been commissioned by clients including Royal Mail, the New York Times, American Airlines, Orange, Penguin Books, Random House and the Guardian.

Best suited for ages 6–12
Free event.

Tune into The Relatively Good Radio Show!

Sundays 3–3:30pm on Resonance FM 104.4FM

or listen online at

Richard Guard and Anna Crockatt of The Dulwich Ukulele Club celebrate the capital's past, present and future. It's a great show organic and locally sourced!

and if you haven't yet discovered Resonance FM here's a brilliant introduction!

Opening Hours
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
Tuesdays & Fridays at 11am
Children's Storytime
Ages baby – 4 yrs.
Thursday's at 10.30am
Bea's Baby Bop

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Rye Books
45 Upland Road
SE22 9EF

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