Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus
Bonnie Garmus’ novel Lessons in Chemistry took readers by storm when it was published by DoubleDay in 2022. Garmus’ debut, set in the 1960s, tells the story of Elizabeth Zott, a chemist fired from her job as a lab tech who becomes a beloved cooking show host of Supper at Six. The book was well-received by critics and fans alike, with the Guardian calling it “a polished, funny, thought-provoking story”, and has been recently adapted for the screen for an Apple TV+ miniseries.
Bringing the novel to life, we recreated Supper at Six’s set at Waterstones Piccadilly, complete with iconic clock, lab coats, a personalised clapperboard and Zott’s director’s chair. Alongside the installation, a vibrant street poster campaign featured tearaways that allowed passers-by to take a part of the story away with them.