Photo: Alice in Wonderland window display, Broahurst Bookshop, Market Street
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland at Broadhursts Book shop
The first edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was published in July 1865 but the 50 copies were withdrawn as the illustrator, John Tenniel was unhappy with the print quality. The second edition of 2,000 copies appeared on 26th November 1865 and has remained in print ever since – Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There followed in 1871.
Broadhursts Bookshop in Market Street is celebrating the anniversary of this favourite story with a special window display and a great selection of different editions of Alice ranging from board and colouring books to a beautiful complete box set and hardback copies to be treasured. The illustrations of John Tenniel are beloved by many but we also have a variety of illustrated editions by wonderful artists such as Helen Oxenbury, Anthony Browne, Ralph Steadman, Rebecca Dautremer and Tony Ross – ideal Christmas gifts for 2015!
Do come and see these for yourselves in our Children’s Room on the first floor of Broadhursts, where you will also find many beautiful Christmas books and discover children’s books to suit all ages and tastes as you shop for the perfect Christmas present or at any time of year.
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