G-Books – Your Greenbelt Festival Bookshop

G-Books – Your Greenbelt Festival Bookshop

from Our Partner : The Church Times

The Church House Bookshop team are looking forward to returning to Greenbelt later this month. We’re bringing our pop-up bookshop, G-books, back to the festival – visit us over the weekend for books from all your favourite Greenbelt speakers, resources for your church and a great range of children’s books. We also have an exciting events programme lined up, including a whole host of events taking place next door to the shop in The Leaves.

Read on to find out about the author events and other activities that we’ll have going on!

The bookshop
We will be bringing along a plethora of books for you to browse through. Look out for:

  • Malcolm Guite – Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Chibundu Onuzo – Welcome to Lagos
  • Ann Pettifor – The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers
  • Andrew Rumsey – Parish: An Anglican Theology of Place
  • Justin Thacker – Global Poverty: A Theological Guide
  • Dave Walker – How to Avoid the Peace: Tips for Advanced Churchgoing
  • Sayeeda Warsi – The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain
  • Katharine Welby-Roberts – I Thought There Would Be Cake
    … and many more!

Meet the author – all weekend, in G-books
A number of Greenbelt speakers will be joining us to sign copies of their books. Check the listings outside the G-books tent or search for #gbooks on Twitter.

Malcolm Guite poetry reading – Saturday 12:30pm, The Leaves
We are delighted to welcome to Greenbelt the best-selling poet, priest, chaplain, and Church Times columnist, Malcolm Guite. Malcolm will be treating us to a selection of his work from Parable and Paradox (Canterbury Press), and even a preview of his forthcoming Love, Remember (Canterbury Press, September 2017). Not to be missed!

Andrew Rumsey: Parish and Place – Sunday 12:30pm, The Leaves
‘Place’ is back on the agenda today, with news stories being dominated by questions of local belonging and cultural identity. Andrew Rumsey’s new book, Parish, is a timely consideration of how parochialism has fostered a distinctive sense of place, for better and for worse. As political and environmental debate increasingly links the global to the local, has the parish’s time come again?

The G-books Big Book Quiz – Sunday 8pm, The Leaves
One for book lovers! Come along and test your knowledge of fact and fiction in our pub quiz-style competition. Maximum of 6 in a team, children very welcome. Prizes for winners.

Justin Thacker: Can we make poverty history while the poor are always with us? – Monday 12:30pm, The Leaves
How should we be approaching the issue of poverty? In this talk, Justin Thacker argues against those on the right who say because the poor are always with us, we needn’t do anything to help; but also against those on the left who say we can end poverty if we just try hard enough. Instead, he proposes that precisely because we’ll always be among the poor we need a motivation for poverty alleviation that is long-lasting and goes beyond mere clicktivism.