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Kingsley & Co is a magical bookshop and literary project in the Strand Shopping Centre. The shop is based around the life of Mary Kingsley, a Victorian explorer, full of oddities and eccentricities and a place for young people to explore their imagination - take a look!

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Short Story / Cartoon Script competition. 

For children aged 7–17 yrs 

Win £50!

Write a short story about Mary Kingsley and her friends who have discovered a Time Machine during lockdown and can escape the house to go on adventures!

Follow us on instagram for the latest pictures and updates from Kingsley & Co!

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See the latest video from real life explorer - Alice Morrison!

Alice is a patron of Kingsley & Co and recently completed an expedition across the Sahara Desert! She recorded a video especially for us, from the middle of the desert! Read more about her on 'Our Patrons' page!

Kingsley & Co is currently closed for refurbishments but will back open soon. Meanwhile, follow us on our social media for updates, events and competitions you can get involved with.
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Office: 0151 944 2111


98a Linacre Lane

Bootle, L20 6ES

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