Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Penguin partnered with Jack Arts and Audible to celebrate the paperback publication of Mohsin Hamid's Exit West (Hamish Hamilton) with an interactive poster installation on Commercial Street, London. The poster will be available to visit until 20th February.

 

A selection of panels inspired by the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition toured over 20 public libraries around the UK, including Liverpool Central Library pictured, over the last month. The project was part of a collaboration between the British Library and the Living Knowledge Network, providing a great opportunity for the sold-out exhibition to reach audiences around the country (more than 75,000 people) for free.

 

Virago and the Gender Balance Network staged a sold-out performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at Hachette UK's offices in London on Valentine's Day, raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

 

Illustrator Holly Sterling painted the window of Waterstones Durham to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the publication of Margaret McAllister’s 15 Things Not to Do with a Puppy (Frances Lincoln).

 

Dachshunds descended on Oxford University Press this week to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the launch of Paula Metcalf’s new picture book Dog in Boots. (© Stuart Bebb)

 

Author Maggie Sullivan launched new novel Mother’s Day on Coronation Street (Harper Fiction) at TV Utopia on Tuesday 13th February. Sullivan was joined by actor Alan Rothwell, who played David Barlow, a character which appears in the novel. 

 

On Monday 12th February, supporters of the Hay Festival Foundation gathered at Fiume Restaurant in Battersea Power Station, London. An auction was held to raise money for the festival's educational initiatives and opportunities in the UK and further afield. (© James Mason)

 

The event was hosted by Hay Festival Foundation chair and GQ editor Dylan Jones and guests included Alan Yentob left and Tom Jones. (© James Mason)

 

Federation of Indian Publishers’ Asoke K Ghosh left joined IPA’s president Michiel Kolman centre and vice-president Hugo Setzer at the International Publishers Association Congress in New Delhi. The event took place between 10th and 14th February.

 

At the conference, Peter Wiley left received an IPA Lifetime Contribution to Publishing Award from the chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, Ahmed al Ameri.

 

Editorial director Rachel Boden introduced author Sophia Bennett at the launch of her latest YA historical romance Unveiling Venus (Stripes). The event took place at Village Books in Dulwich on Thursday 8th February.