How the Observer’s Pocket Books changed the World

22 Feb

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD


Event details

Some of you may have come across the Observer’s Pocket Books. They are small hardcover books on a variety of subjects which were first sold in 1937. Join Steve for a fascinating talk on the history of these extraordinary little books that fit neatly into your pocket.

Tuesday 22 February


£10 including a welcome drink

Observer’s Books changed the publishing industry and opened up consciousness about the environment, science and the arts. Published by Frederick Warne & Co, they are a collector’s dream. Steve is a huge fan of the books and will tell the quirky stories of the books and the authors and say the crucial part they played in our winning the war.

Plus the books and subjects are still just as relevant today.

Why not join us as we reminisce, learn and marvel at how the Observer’s Pocket Books changed the world.

The talk will last approximately one and a half hours and as an avid collector and fan, Steve has lots of examples to show us. You also have the chance to buy a book or two!

We’ll be serving a welcome drink when you arrive.

About Steve…

Steve is a writer and ordained in the Church of England. He has written numerous books and articles. He ran a successful brand agency and in the 80s tried to become a rock star.