Watchman window display winners revealed

Watchman window display winners revealed

Penguin Random House has announced the winners of its Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) independent bookshop window competition.

Booksellers were asked to share their displays for the Harper Lee novel on social media, and one winner has been named for each region by the sales representative for that area from Penguin Random House. The winning shops will each receive a case of wine.

The central London winner is Foyles in Charing Cross Road, while the outer London prize goes to Lutyens & Rubinstein in Notting Hill.

Regency Bookshop (pictured below left) in Surbiton takes the South East prize, while Newham Bookshop in east London wins the East award.

Falmouth Bookshop in Cornwall has been named the winner in the South West region, Devizes Books in Wiltshire the South winner, and Booka Bookshop in Oswestry the winner for Wales and Borders.

The Bell Bookshop in Henley-on-Thames wins the Central region prize, Warwick Books the prize for the Midlands, and The Grove (pictured top left) in Ilkley the award for the North.

Forum Books in Corbridge wins the North East and Lakes, while the Scotland prize goes to Atkinson-Pryce in Biggar.

Kate Gunning, Penguin Random House’s independent retailers partnership manager, said: “It has been a genuine joy to see the gusto and style with which independent bookshops the length and breadth of the country have celebrated the publication of Go Set a Watchman.

“Books like this don’t come along very often; indies rose to the occasion with brilliant and ingenious window displays, and pulled out all the stops. Thank you to all the shops that participated, and congratulations to the regional winners.”

Booka Bookshop in Oswestry's Go Set a Watchman window.


The Bell Bookshop in Henley-on-Thames created a Go Set a Watchman tree.


Forum Bookshop recreated the cover of Harper Lee's first novel To Kill a Mockingbird as part of its window.


The Grove bookshop in Ilkley also used a tyre in its window display.


A typewriter featured prominently in Lutyens & Rubinstein's window.


Regency Bookshop created a window featuring copies of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.


Warwick Books created an atmospheric Go Set a Watchman window.