3 July 2014
10.00 – 16.00
Come and meet Debi Gliori, and watch her illustrate our window!
As part of Independent Booksellers Week and Children’s Book Week, News from Nowhere Bookshop are delighted to welcome acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Debi Gliori to the shop.
Debi’s stunningly illustrated books burst with dragons, foxes, wolves, penguins, bears – and a whole enchanting menagerie of wildlife characters – and her stories include themes of environmental awareness, respect for diversity, compassion and unconditional love.
Her magical creatures will be brought to life as she installs a very special window display for us here at News from Nowhere Bookshop. Throughout the day Debi will be drawing characters in the shop, which will then take their places in a specially themed window display, created just for News from Nowhere. Come along throughout the day to see Debi at work, and to watch our window come to life!
Debi, who lives in Scotland, is well known for both her picture books and her novels for children and has been shortlisted for all the major prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award (twice) and the Scottish Arts Council Award. Debi was the Shetland Islands’ first Children’s Writer-in-Residence. She published her first book in 1990 and since then has published so many successful books that she has lost count. She has written and illustrated No Matter What, The Trouble With Dragons, Stormy Weather, The Scariest Thing of All and, most recently What’s the Time, Mr Wolf? for Bloomsbury.
You can read more about Debi and her work here: www.debiglioribooks.
Cate Simmons, bookseller at News from Nowhere, says: ‘We adore Debi’s remarkable books, so are incredibly excited to be welcoming her to the shop – and to see what wondrous creatures will be making their home in our window!’