Booka Bookshop - Independent bookshop and cafe in the border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire Booka Bookshop - Independent bookshop and cafe in the border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire

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Opening Times: Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Open Sundays in December 11.00am - 4.00pm

Events

Hosting regular author talks, book signings and themed events is an important and exciting part of what we do.  In addition to our own events, we also provide bookselling services to support the appearance of authors and celebrities at a number of Festivals and Shows.

Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist

Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist

Join us for an evening with Jessie Burton as she talks about her stunning debut novel The Miniaturist. Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam, The Miniaturist focuses on two women’s very different journeys to find a slice of freedom in a repressive, judgmental society. Beautifully written and filled with atmosphere, suspense and mystery, The Miniaturist is a…

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Matthew Dennison – Remarkable Women

Matthew Dennison – Remarkable Women

Join journalist and biographer Matthew Dennison as he talks about the lives of some ‘Remarkable Women’ and what makes them so fascinating to write about. With a fresh, witty, accessible style, Matthew Dennison has brought biographical insight into the lives of some remarkable women. His acclaimed works include: ‘The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of…

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Herbaceous – Paul Evans

Herbaceous – Paul Evans

Join us on Thursday 19th June as Guardian columnist and BBC broadcaster, Paul Evans, talks about his new book, Herbaceous. Herbaceous is a series of prose poems which combines botany with autobiography to look anew at our relationship with plants. Published by Little Toller and illustrated by Kurt Jackson, it is the first in a new…

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Hippy Dinners – Abbie Ross

Hippy Dinners – Abbie Ross

Join us on Thursday 5th June for an evening full of 70′s nostalgia as Abbie Ross talks about her new book, Hippy Dinners: A Memoir of a Rural Childhood. So funny and pitch perfect in every way – you’ll love it! In 1972 Abbie Ross’s cosmopolitan parents move the family from London to rural North Wales,…

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Jim Crace – Harvest

Jim Crace – Harvest

Join award winning author Jim Crace as he talks about his 2013 Man Booker shortlisted novel, Harvest, at Booka on Thursday 8th May. As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio of outsiders – two men and a dangerously magnetic woman – arrives…

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Clare Morrall – After the Bombing

Clare Morrall – After the Bombing

Due to a family bereavement we regret to announce that our event with Claire Morrall on Tuesday 29th April has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. A full refund will be issued on all tickets sold.    

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The Wolf in Winter – John Connolly

The Wolf in Winter – John Connolly

Join bestselling author John Connolly on publication day, as he returns with a thrilling new Charlie Parker novel – The Wolf in Winter. The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of…

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The Illusionists – Rosie Thomas

The Illusionists – Rosie Thomas

Join bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl, Rosie Thomas, as she talks about her new novel, The Illusionists, at Booka on Thursday 3rd April. London 1870. A terrifying place for a young, beautiful woman of limited means. But Eliza is modern before her time. Not for her the stifling if respectable conventionality of marriage, children, domestic drudgery….

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Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Join us for an evening with Hannah Kent as she talks about her gripping and highly acclaimed debut novel, Burial Rites. Northern Iceland, 1829. A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover.  A family forced to take her in. A priest tasked with absolving her. But all is not as it seems, and time is running…

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Oswestry Litfest 2014

Oswestry Litfest 2014

The fifth Oswestry Literary Festival  takes place over a performance- filled eleven days from Friday 14th to Monday 24th March 2014. Some of the UK’s most popular writers, novelists, journalists and broadcasters will appear at this year’s Festival at a range of events designed to celebrate the word – written, spoken and sung. Big names attracted to…

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