Join us for an evening with Andrew Michael Hurley, author of the award-winning bestseller The Loney. as he talks about his second novel, Devil’s Day. All stories in the valley have to begin with the Devil . . . After the blizzard of 1913, it was weeks before anyone got in or out. By that…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 a daytime event with Katie Kirby, the hilariously funny author of Hurrah for Gin, as she talks about her brand new book ‘The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams Aged 2 1/4′ Hot on the heels of her best selling book ‘Hurrah for Gin’ Katie’s new book depicts the highs and lows of family life through…Read More »
Join us for an evening in the company of author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy as he talks about his new thriller, Freefall – the high octane follow-up to his first novel Pendulum. JOHN WALLACE IS A TARGET. Hiding off-grid after exposing the shadowy Pendulum conspiracy, Wallace is horrified to discover he is still marked for…Read More »
SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening in the company of chef, entrepreneur and food lover Rick Stein as he takes us on another culinary journey and talks about his new book The Road to Mexico and accompanying BBC TV series. In The Road to Mexico, Rick Stein brings his unrivalled…Read More »
Join Rosamund Young as she talks about her extraordinary book the Secret Life of Cows – a rediscovered gem which will be reissued in October. The Secret Life of Cows captures Rosamund Young’s observations of her herd of cows and demonstrates that cows can love, play games, bond and form strong life long friendships. They can sulk, hold grudges, have…Read More »
Calling all cricket fans and lovers of Test Match Special! To coincide with the announcement of his retirement, we are delighted to welcome Henry Blofeld to Booka for a special lunchtime signing for his new book Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special. Henry Blofeld has captivated generations of cricket fans all…Read More »
Join us for an evening in the company of comedian, writer and former junior doctor, Adam Kay, as he brings his stand-up set to Oswestry to mark the publication of his new book This is Going to Hurt. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and…Read More »
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO ACCOMMODATE DEMAND FOR TICKETS Join us for an evening in the company of Joanne Harris, the bestselling author of Chocolat and The Gospel of Loki as she talks about her new book, A Pocketful of Crows, a stunning and original modern fairytale. Inspired by the The Brown Girl ballad, A Pocketful…Read More »
Love a good murder mystery and the opportunity to decipher the clues without the bloodshed? Join Julia Chapman, author of the brilliant new Dales Detective Series as she introduces the second instalment, Date with Malice. It’s dark in the Dales this winter . . . When Mrs Shepherd arrives at the Dales Detective Agency on…Read More »
Booka Bookshop, in association with University Centre, Shrewsbury are delighted to present an evening with acclaimed author A.N. Wilson as he discusses his new biography, Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker. Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? In this bold new life – the first single volume biography in twenty-five years…Read More »