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Draw your own Treehouse Competition

Do you like to draw? Read? Make up places in your head?
Then we want to hear from you!

This summer we are having a Draw your own Treehouse Competition and the winner will receive all five – that’s right – all five Treehouse-Storey Books by Andy Griffiths.

“Andy and Terry live in a 13-storey treehouse.  It’s got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you’re hungry!”

Would you like to live in a treehouse like that? How would yours be different? What crazy machines, furniture, or gadgets would it have?  Where would it be? Who would live there? What would it smell like? Would it be a secret den or a party destination? Would it be full of boobytraps or a petting zoo? Get drawing!

The rules are simple:
1. You must be aged between 6-12 to enter
2. Draw your design on a sheet of A4 paper (no bigger)
3. You can use pen, pencils, paint, crayons or collage
4. All designs must be 2-D please (no models)

We’ll display all the entries in our shop window. 

Please post or deliver your designs to the shop:
45 Upland Rd, SE22 9EF

We are taking entries until September 11th 2017 and the winning design will be announced on 16th September!

Good luck and have fun!

Thursday 7th Sept. Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival at Rye Books ‘A Man Called Ove’

We very excited to announce that as part of the Peckham & Nunhead free film festival Rye Books will be screening ‘A Man Called Ove’. The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman‘s 2012 book of the same name.

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.

The screening will be outside the shop (we project onto the side of our van) we’ll have seating but please bring a blanket or a cushion if you need one.

Plus there’s a chance to win a copy of the film and book with our Swedish raffle, a great gift or present to yourself!

We’ll also be distributing a free Swedish biscuit made the brilliant local bakers @southeastcakery !

Hope to see you there!

Doors open, 7.30pm film starts 8.00pm

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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45 Upland Road
SE22 9EF

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