Words, Words, Words at Selfridges

Selfridges kicked off 2012 with a brand new store-wide initiative: Words Words Words.

Touching every aspect of Selfridges from the much-anticipated window displays to the exciting programme of in-store events, the concept celebrates the power of the written word.

From 12th January to 1st March, the UltraLounge space on the Lower Ground floor of Selfridges London has been transformed into a library and become the epicentre of the Words Words Words theme. The 15,000-book library (set up within the 3,500sqft Ultralounge arts and exhibition space) has been curated by Faber & Faber, Taschen, Penguin and Thames and Hudson.

The library will provide a unique interactive space to become fully immersed in the topic of words, from specially curated ranges of inspirational books to fascinating classes and lectures from The Idler Academy and It’s Nice That. Packed floor-to-ceiling with books, it’s the perfect place to get stuck into your favourite read and discover new ones. Take a seat in the story chair to listen to a range of literary classics, have a go on an old-fashioned typewriter or an ipad and enjoy a game of Scrabble on the interactive screens.

The wrap party takes place on Thursday 1st March, with The Faber Social hosting an exclusive event for Selfridges with an all-star cast of writers, including Linda Grant, Justine Picardie, Alex Clark and Ali Smith. Sideshow’s very own Will Burns will also be involved in this event performing an acoustic set of poetic songs as Treecreeper.

For more information on tickets to this event and others going on between now and 1st March click here…

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