EVENTS at the shop:

23 May, 2019: The Second Shelf Salon// featuring Wayétu Moore

For the first event in our new monthly series, The Second Shelf Salon, cultural critic and the Managing Editor of The Second Shelf's magazine Lucy Scholes will be in conversation with Wayétu Moore, the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit organisation that encourages reading among children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures. Moore, who has written for The Paris ReviewGuernica, and The Atlantic among other publications, will be discussing both her debut novel, She Would Be King, a wild and vibrant alternate history of magical black resistance, and the books (written by women) that have been important in her life and influenced her work. 

Fairs, FESTIVALS, & Conferences:

Please check back soon for more information on upcoming fairs, festivals, & conferences.


March 27-30, 2019 AWP 2019, Portland, Oregon

22 March, 2019: Book Launch: What Not, by Rose Macaulay

15 March, 2019: The Second Shelf x Ache - An Evening of Readings

11 March, 2019: A Public Space + The Second Shelf Celebrate Bette Howland

Sept 7-9, 2018: Cardiff Book Festival

Sept 8-9, 2018: Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

Sept 14 & 15, 2018: York National Premium Fair

Sept 18 & 19, 2018: INK London

May 25 & 26, 2018: London Antiquarian Book Fair

May 15, 2018: Rare Book London: The Book Collector Presents Modern First Editions

Bristol Women’s Literature Festival