October Meeting: Humanist books

When: Monday 9th October, 7pm 
Where: Kirkdale Bookshop, 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4RS (map)
Travel: The shop is very close to Sydenham Station; there are many bus routes with stops nearby including 122, 176, 197 and 202; there is parking in side streets nearby.
Tickets: £5 to include glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles; book your ticket via eventbrite 

Join us in the lovely surroundings of Kirkdale Bookshop, where we intend to recommend some books with a Humanist viewpoint or interest, along with time for chatting and browsing. 

The plan for the evening is: 

7.00 – drinks and conversation; browse the shop if you wish 

7.30 – introduction to the books and some general discussion about Humanist books 

8.30 – some more browsing in the shop until 9.00; they will have some of the books discussed available for purchase and are very happy to order books in. 

If the conversation is still flowing, there is a pub opposite that we can move to! 

The books to be introduced are: 

1. How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino 

2. Freedom to Think by Susie Alegre

3. The Age of AI by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt and Daniel Huttenlocher

4. MiddleMarch and Adam Bede by George Eliot

Please come along to enjoy a book discussion; plus socialising and browsing! 

Kirkdale Bookshop is probably the oldest Independent bookshop in South East London, having opened in 1966. They have gradually expanded over the years and now have an extensive range of new and second-hand books, along with other gifts. Their book selection caters to all readers and they try to keep it well stocked with books that reflect the world around us by supporting and stocking works by authors of colour and LGBTQIA+ authors. They are a focal point in the local community, often hosting many cultural events. They are happy to offer advice and order books in – and don’t forget to ask about the loyalty scheme! You can find out more about the shop and its activities here