Autumn Book Launches 17


This Autumn has been full to the brim with exceptional children’s picture books. We’ve celebrated some of these wonderful publications in house at The Bright Emporium, as well as travelling to a very eerie underground destination for the launch of Benji Davies’ new picture book, The Grotlyn.

Here’s a round up in pictures:


T H E   G R O T L Y N
H a r p e r C o l l i n s
S h o r e d i t c h  T o w n h a l l

The Grotlyn

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Where the story began: Benji’s agent, the MD and founder of Bright, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht with Benji, and speech time with
Ann- Janine Murtagh, Executive Publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Books.


T H E   S N O W  L I O N
S i m o n  &  S c h u s t e r
T h e  B r i g h t  E m p o r i u m

The Snow Lion

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(Top left) Illustrator Richard Jones with Art Director at Simon and Schuster, Jane Buckley; (below right) Speeches with author Jim Helmore, and illustrator Richard Jones.


F O L L O W    T H E    T R A C K
A L L    T H E   W A Y   B A C K
W a l k e r  B o o k s
T h e  B r i g h t  E m p o r i u m

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Ben Mantle

The team behind the book (bottom left and from left to right) Bright Managing Agent, Arabella Stein; Publishing and Creative Director at Walker Books, Deirdre McDermott; author, Timothy Knapman; illustrator, Ben Mantle and Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books, Maria Tunney.


If you’d like to hold your book launch at The Bright Emporium, we’d love to hear from you!

More info and contact details here.