Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Bloomsbury held a party to celebrate its 30th birthday on Thursday 29th September in Bedford Square Gardens, London, with guests including agent Sophie Hicks, Bloomsbury finance director Colin Adams, Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton and Kate Beal of Oneworld.


Last weekend, Chorleywood Bookshop celebrated the Chorleywood Magazine Scarecrow Trail with a scarecrow inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Scarecrows' Wedding.


Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell visited the newly painted Riddell Café at the Centre for Literary in Primary Education in London on Thursday 29th September, which he decorated with doodles including a fish on a bicycle, a family of readers and a dragon. He is pictured in the café with Louise Johns-Shepherd, chief executive of CLPE.


Foyles opened its new store in Chelmsford, Essex with fanfare on Thursday 29th September. For more pictures of the bookshop, click here.


Food fanatic and author of Semplice, Dino Joannides (centre), chaired an evening of debate and dining at the London Review Bookshop with (l-r) Alexis Gauthier, chef-patron of the Gauthier Soho, Stephen Harris, chef-patron of The Sportsman in Whitstable, Professor Christel Lane, author of The Cultivation of Taste, and restaurant critic Andy Hayler.


Robyn Travis (pictured left on stage with host, comedian Kojo) launched his debut novel Mama Can't Raise No Man with an evening at the Hackney Empire in London, where comedians, spoken word artists and a gospel choir entertained guests.


Victoria Hislop visited Woodhall Manor, near Woodbridge, for Browsers Bookshop on Tuesday 27th September to introduce her new novel Cartes Postales from Greece, in conversation with Catherine Larner.


Victoria Hislop also signed copies of her book for guests and the bookshop at the event.


The Bookseller's Children Conference took place on Tuesday 27th September at Milton Court, London, where speakers included CBBC's controller Cheryl Taylor. Catch up with all the action from the conference with our liveblog from the day.