Our window displays are mainly crafted from the card, glitter and other materials available at Farrants on Cobham High Street. Inspired by nature and literature, we aim for pleasure rather than perfection.
Here are some examples of our attempts
Egyptian Window February 2020
There’s a Tutankhamun exhibition on in London and it inspired us to create an Egyptian window. Our children’s section is well-stocked with books about Tutankhamun, Ancient Egypt, and mythology, and we have plenty of mythology and history titles for adults too.
Chris Wormell’s Christmas Window 2019
We were lucky enough to have Chris Wormell creating unique artworks for our Christmas window. His new book The Magic Place is a fantastic Christmas gift for children. Click on the images to see the bigger picture.
Valentine’s Day 2018
Mothering Sunday 2017
Leap In by Alexandra Heminsley
Autumn Cookery with signed copies of Nadiya’s cookery books
The Vikings are Coming!
Sharks, Whales and Water
Shakespeare 400th Anniversary
Valentine’s Day 2016
In one window we adapted a scene from the stunning illustrations by Sanna Annukka in the new edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen.
For the children’s window we were lucky enough to be given some beautiful graphics celebrating A Boy Called Christmas, the new book by Matt Haig.
Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘The Heart of a Dog’
Copied from the gorgeous Vintage Books edition.
Vintage publishes several books by Bulgakov, and we often recommend his work. Try ‘The Heart of a Dog’, ‘A Country Doctor’s Notebook’ or ‘The Master and Margarita’ to find yourself immersed in the anarchic, satirical world of Bulgakov and his view of early twentieth-century Russia. He’s unforgettable and thoroughly enjoyable.
It’s not strictly a window display, but we’re very impressed with our Nicotiana plant from RHS Wisley, which seems to be turning into a Triffid.
Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’ published on 14th July 2015
150 Years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Poppies for the First World War centenary
Maggie Shipstead ‘Astonish Me’ window for her book signing event on 28th May
Dog Window to celebrate publication of ‘Saving Susie-Belle’ by Janetta Harvey
Christmas 2013 – Winter animals
Halloween – Dracula by Bram Stoker and Call of the Wild & White Fang by Jack London
The Dinner by Herman Koch promotion
Birds in Spring
Blossom and Bees