#WeeNatureFest, Easter and Maggie O'Farrell!

It's time to put a spring in your step with the
#WeeNatureFest 25-28th March (starts TOMORROW!)!

We all need a bit of cheering up at the moment. The sight of spring flowers peeping their heads up is certainly lifting my spirits, so here's something to really cheer about: an online nature festival with some of the best and brightest authors around! We've lined up some really special authors to celebrate the vey finest nature writing in the UK today and we think you'll find something for everyone. Every book featured will be available with a 10% for the duration of the festival and to keep this as accessible as possible, every session is completely free!


Kicking off the #WeeNatureFest, we are delighted to welcome Roger Morgan-Grenville to discuss how a chance meeting in a pub led to a quest involving bees and the pursuit of midlife honey! Roger was a member of the Royal Green Jackets for nine years, was a founding member of Help for Heroes and has written several books including Not Out of the Woods and Unlimited OversLiquid Gold is a heart-warming, and very funny, exploration of beekeeping and how it led to some profound changes in Roger's Life.
Liquid Gold will be available at 10% discount for the duration of the festival. 
To register for this free event, please email: weethreeindies@gmail.com 
Andrew Painting is involved in the largest rewilding project in Scotland at the Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms. In the second of our #WeeNatureFest events, he'll be discussing the work being done there and the stunning new book, Regeneration: The Rescue of a Wild Land with author and naturalist Jim Crumley. Jim's book, The Nature of Spring, the third in his seasonal quartet, is now available in paperback.
Both books will be available at 10% discount for the duration of the festival.
To register for this free event, please email: weethreeindies@gmail.com



Join us for a craft and story session with emerging illustrator, Júlia Moscardó to celebrate the release of her stunning collaboration with Louise Greig, Home of the Wild.
"A house is not a home for wild things; wild things need to run, and soar, and swim."
This session is suitable for 4-8 year olds and they will need paper and colouring pens or pencils to join in with the craft!
The event is happening on facebook live, so please just like the event on the Wee Three Indies facebook page and remember to tune in!


The festival continues with Cal Flyn's stunning exploration of places across the world that have been abandoned by humans, and how nature is recovering there. From empty neighbourhoods in Detroit to uninhabited islands Scottish islands, populated only by feral cattle, Islands of Abandonment is a timely and important book.
Islands of Abandonment will be available with 10% discount for the duration of the festival. 
You can register for this free event simply by emailing: weethreeindies@gmail.com


Patrick Laurie's beautiful account of his life as a farmer in 'a vanishing land' was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize in 2020. Native details his experiences of raising the Riggit Galloway, a rare breed of cattle that demands a very different rearing method than that offered by largescale industrial modern farming. This is an important book and we are very much looking forward to discussing it with Patrick as part of the #Wee Nature Fest!
Native will be available with 10% discount for the duration of the festival. 
To register for this free event, please email: weethreeindies@gmail.com



Join best-selling author Lynne Rickards for a super-cute animal themed story session! Lynne will be reading Rowan the Red Squirrel and Willow the Wildcat, told in her signature rhyme,which highlight some of our very special Scottish creatures and their habitats.
Both stories are suitable for ages 3-7.
The event is happening on facebook live, so please just like the event on the Wee Three Indies facebook page and remember to tune in!

We can't really think of a better way to end a weekend of celebrating nature than with this very special event which brings award-winning author and rewilding pioneer Isabella Tree together with author and naturalist Patrick Barkham, to celebrate the launch of her first children's book, When We Went Wild. Patrick's latest book, Wild Child is also launching in paperback.
Both books focus on the importance of children exploring the natural world around them, and we can't wait to hear them in conversation in a session aimed at families young and old, and then finding a tree to climb ourselves!
Both books will be available at 10% for the duration of the festival.
To register for this free event, please just email: weethreeindies@gmail.com

PHEW! Spring is in the air!

Easter is nearly here!

   

Easter is just around the corner and we have our usual stock of brilliant Easter books, Easter cards, Easter decorations, gift bags, gift wrap, napkins and more!

  

While we can't welcome you into the shop as we'd like, we can offer everyone a 15 minute appointment to essentially 'browse' in our covid-secure entrance hall (which is out of the weather as well!).

  

You can see some of our Easter books, Easter Cards and Easter decorations on our website, but we have a much wider range in store, so please make an appointment!

 

Our current opening hours are Monday-Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4.
Make an appointment by:
T: 01506 845509
E: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

 

Maggie O'Farrell

Join us on Friday 2nd April at 7:30pm and make Good Friday GREAT!
To celebrate the release of Hamnet in paperback, bestselling, critically acclaimed author Maggie O'Farrell joins Wee Three Indies for an evening of Elizabethan splendour.
Maggie will be talking to us about the inspiration behind the book, it's coincidental backdrop of The Plague, and her first full foray into writing historical fiction. There will also be a reading from the book, as well as the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the event.

WINNER OF THE 2020 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Richly sensuous... something special' The Sunday Times

'A thing of shimmering wonder' David Mitchell

Tickets £5-£8.99 and available from our website here: www.maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

 

And finally...

Last week we were awarded Scotland's Best Independent Bookshop, and were shortlisted for the UK's best Children's Bookseller, both at the British Book Awards.
We just want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for continuing to support us, especially throughout the past year which has been challenging to say the least!
Tweets by Furtherfrom