About & Press

Welcome to the third edition of the Balham Literary Festival – Summer Loving 2018

Summer in the city can be a wonderful thing. Poised between half term and the liberation of the summer holidays, throughout June there’s a sense of expectation in the air. Most of us remember those endless weeks, whether as newly-released pupils or as desperate parents. It’s a time to get away from screens and to participate in activities, or to lose yourself in a good book outside in the garden or on the Common.

So come along to the Balham Literary Festival and let yourself be transported – whether back to the age of the dinosaurs, or on a European holiday, or to a further-flung country through its cooking or its fiction. Imagine a summer fling with our writers, or create your own story as part of a workshop.

Whether you like to get away from every day matters or prefer to take time out to consider politics and ideas, there is something for you at the Festival. We’re looking forward to meeting you all.

Susie Nicklin, April 2018


About the organisers



The Balham Literary Festival June 2018

Pop-up bookshop all weekend at Balham Bowls Club

Dulwich Books is an award-winning independent bookshop based in West Dulwich. We were shortlisted for Best Independent Bookshop in London at the British Book Awards 2017

We run two book clubs and a host of literary events at a range of venues across South London.

Do come and see us during opening hours or call on 020 8670 1920, or email hello@dulwichbooks.co.uk. We have more than 6000 books in stock but remember if you ask us before 1700 we can usually get you any book by 1200 the next day.

6 Croxted Road, Dulwich, SE21 8SW
Email: hello@dulwichbooks.co.uk
Phone: 020 8670 1920
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Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm


For press enquiries please contact Kitty Spence on hello@livelit.co.uk