Events

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.

Jasper Fforde – Early Riser

7th August 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Jasper Fforde – Early Riser

Join us for an evening with Jasper Fforde, one of Britain’s most original writers, as he talks about his highly anticipated new standalone novel Early Riser. A new Jasper Fforde novel is always a major event. But he’s made his fans wait for Early Riser...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of Early Riser). Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

James Aldred – The Man Who Climbs Trees

25th July 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

James Aldred – The Man Who Climbs Trees

Join us for an evening with James Aldred as he talks about his memoir The Man Who Climbs Trees, revealing the extraordinary stories of his adventures across the globe. You may not know his name, but you will have seen his work. James Aldred is a professional British...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Man Who Climbs Trees). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

Anne Youngson – Meet Me at The Museum

18th July 2018, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at Booka

Anne Youngson – Meet Me at The Museum

Join us for an evening in the company of extraordinary new writer Anne Youngson as she talks about her acclaimed debut novel Meet Me at the Museum. Stirred by memories from childhood years ago, Tina Hopgood writes to the curator of a Danish Museum. She does so without...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of Meet Me at the Museum) Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

Ruth Ware – The Death of Mrs Westaway

26th June 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Ruth Ware – The Death of Mrs Westaway

Join us for an evening in the company of international bestselling author Ruth Ware as she talks about her brand new psychological thriller, The Death of Mrs Westaway. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Death of Mrs Westaway) Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

Ruth Hogan – The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

19th June 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Ruth Hogan – The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Join us for an evening in the company of Ruth Hogan, the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things, as she talks about her new novel The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes. Masha’s life has stopped. Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes) Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

A Morning with Jacqueline Wilson

9th June 2018, 11.00am (doors 10.15am) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

A Morning with Jacqueline Wilson

Join us for a morning with bestselling children’s author, Jacqueline Wilson, as she talks about her writing career, her best loved characters and her new book, Rose Rivers. Former Children’s Laureate, Dame Jacqueline Wilson has written over 100 books and...

Tickets: £15 with book (Includes a copy of Rose Rivers) & £7 Accompanying Adult/Additional Child (£3 redeemable against book purchase. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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Christie Watson – The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story

4th June 2018, 7.30am at Booka

Christie Watson – The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story

Join us for an evening in the company of Christie Watson as she talks about her memoir The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story – a tender, informative and unflinching account of what it means to be a nurse. Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years....

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Language of Kindness). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

An Evening with Jon Sopel – Notes from Trump’s America

1st June 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Jon Sopel – Notes from Trump’s America

Join us for an evening with the one of Britain’s best known political journalists, Jon Sopel, as he lifts the lid on Trump’s America and paints a fascinating and insightful portrait of American life and politics seen through British eyes. In the time it...

Tickets: £10 (without book - £3 redeemable against book purchase) or £15 (with book - includes a signed copy of book RRP £9.99) Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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