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The team from Church House Bookshop will be back at Greenbelt this year, bringing our pop-up bookshop G-Books to the festival.
G-Books will be open all weekend. Visit us for books from all your favourite Greenbelt speakers, resources for your church and a great range of children’s books. We share a venue with the Christian Aid Café so why not choose a book and a cuppa and put your feet up?
As well as all the books we’ve also packed a great programme of author events into the g-books tent. Here’s a preview of what’s happening – check the Greenbelt programme for more information:
Meet the author
Speakers from across the festival programme will be popping into G-Books over the weekend to sign copies of their books. Don’t miss your favourite author – to find out who is signing when check the listings outside the g-books tent, listen out for announcements after talks or search for #gbooks on Twitter.
The G-Books books quiz
Love books? Get a team together and join us on Sunday evening for the g-books books quiz. Test your knowledge of all things bookish, from literary classics to that dodgy rapture novel you still regret reading. Teams of up to six. There will be prizes! (Sunday 7pm)
Believing in poetry
Join us for a series of informal poetry readings with Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor at St Paul’s Cathedral. (Saturday 6:30pm, Sunday 1pm)
Celtic Daily Prayer with the Northumbria Community
The Northumbria Community is a diverse network of people united by a shared Rule of Life. Join them for midday prayer throughout the weekend. (Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12pm)
Colouring in with Dave Walker
Calling all artists of all ages – come and help us test the new Dave Walker Colouring Book. Pages and pens provided – and we’ll even have Dave Walker himself on hand to select some winners and hand out prizes. (Saturday 3pm)
Professor John Swinton: Dementia
What does it mean to love and be loved by God when we have forgotten who God is? Come and hear Professor John Swinton talk about his acclaimed book, Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize). (Monday 11am)
It’s no mean feat bringing thousands of books to a green field site. Want to see how we do it? Check out this time-lapse video.
G-Books is run by Church House Bookshop.