Join us for an evening in the company of author, journalist and TV presenter, Robert Penn, as he talks about his new book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees. Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have…Read More »
Hosting a regular programme of author talks, book signings and themed events is an important and exciting part of what we do. We work hard to bring an exciting mix of bestselling authors and some of the best new writers to Oswestry. Booka prides itself on creating an ‘event experience’ for both audience and author. As well as the bookshop we make use of a number of outside venues for our larger events.
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.
Join us for coffee, cake and chat with Alex Preston as he signs copies of his latest novel, In Love and War, at Booka on Saturday 26th September at 11.00am. A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create…Read More »
Join us for an evening with Catherine Chanter as she talks about stunning debut novel, The Well. ‘One summer was all it took before our dream started to curl at the edges and stain like picked primroses. One night is enough to swallow a lifetime of lives.’ When Ruth Ardingly and her family first…Read More »
Join us for an evening with archaeologist, historian, author and broadcaster, NEIL OLIVER, as he talks about his debut novel, MASTER OF SHADOWS – a sweeping epic adventure and a story of a man all but forgotten by history. In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of…Read More »
Join us for a fun evening with ‘Great British Bake Off’ 2014 finalist, LUIS TROYANO, as he passes on tips and tricks to help transform your bakes from the everyday to the extraordinary. Bake it Great is the first book by the Manchester-based graphic designer who wowed the nation last year with his striking and…Read More »
Join us for an evening with Alison Case as she talks about her enthralling debut novel, Nelly Dean. Nelly Dean is a gripping and heart-breaking novel that reimagines life at Wuthering Heights through the eyes of the Earnshaws’ loyal servant, Nelly Dean. Young Nelly Dean has been Hindley’s closest companion for as long as she…Read More »
Kinokulture Cinema and Booka Bookshop have joined forces to celebrate the publication of ‘Go Set a Watchman’, the much anticipated ‘sequel’ to Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – one of the most iconic and widely read novels of the 20th Century, with sales of over 40 million copies. Originally written in the mid 1950’s,…Read More »
Join us for an evening in the company of Cathy Rentzenbrink as she talks ‘in conversation’ about love and loss and her remarkable memoir, The Last Act of Love. With unflinching honesty and raw emotional power, Cathy describes the unimaginable pain of losing her brother and the decision that changed her family’s lives forever. As…Read More »
Join us during Independent Bookshop Week for a conversation with Alison Layland, Martine Bailey and Elaine Walker, as they talk about their publishing journey, drawing on their individual interests and expertise to give added value to the old adage ‘write what you know’. They are published novelists who bring very different interests to the working relationship…Read More »
Join us for an evening in the company of novelist, poet and playwright, Owen Sheers, as he talks about his brilliant new novel, I Saw a Man. The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner – thinking the Nelsons’ house was empty – stepped…Read More »