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

Sunday 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.

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield – You Are Here

It’s not every day that a real life astronaut comes to Oswestry! This is a one-off opportunity to meet celebrated astronaut  and You Tube sensation Chris Hadfield as he talks his new book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.  With his first book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life, Chris Hadfield captured the nation’s…

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Great British Sweets

Great British Sweets – Adele Nozedar

Join us for an evening with Adele Nozedar as she talks about her new book, Great British Sweets. Great British Sweets is a gloriously indulgent celebration of our Great British love affair with sweet-making and good old-fashioned confectionery. From pear drops to humbugs, honeycomb confections to liquorice, coconut ice to sugar mice, Nozedar gives us the…

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Matt Sewell Owls Event

Matt Sewell – Owls

Join us for an evening with artist and illustrator Matt Sewell as he talks about his new book, Owls. In this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds, Our Songbirds and Our Woodland Birds, Matt captures the world’s most evocative bird: the Owl. In his much-loved pop-art watercolours and accompanied with his whimsical descriptions, Matt Sewell expresses the…

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Dave Goulson A Buzz in the Meadow

Dave Goulson – A Buzz in the Meadow

Join us for an evening with Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology and bestselling author of A Sting in the Tale, as he talks about his new book A Buzz in the Meadow. In A Buzz in the Meadow, Dave Goulson tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural…

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David Crystal You Say Potato

David Crystal – You Say Potato

Join us for an evening with linguist David Crystal as he talks about his new book You Say Potato. Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don’t. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak and everyone has something to say about ‘correct’ pronunciation. But how did…

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Matthew Dennison – Behind the  Mask

Matthew Dennison – Behind the Mask

Join journalist and bestselling historical biographer Matthew Dennison as he talks about the extraordinary and turbulent life of Vita Sackville-West. Matthew Dennison’s latest book is the first biography of Vita Sackville-West in 30 years and traces her life from lonely childhood, through an open marriage to Harold Nicholson during which both pursued homosexual affairs (including Vita,…

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Jackie Morris – Book Signing

Jackie Morris – Book Signing

Meet artist and author Jackie Morris at an afternoon Book Signing on Monday 20th October, 4.00pm at Booka Talk to Jackie about her distinctive art and illustration, her inspirations & future projects. Pick up a signed & dedicated copy of her books. They make a great gift or present to yourself! This is a FREE…

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Talking Crime with Louise Millar & Erin Kelly

Talking Crime with Louise Millar & Erin Kelly

Join us for a night talking crime as Louise Millar and Erin Kelly discuss their latest psychological thrillers, The Hidden Girl, and Broadchurch: The Novel. Louise Millar  is the author of  psychological thrillers The Hidden Girl, Accidents Happen and The Playdate. Before turning to fiction, she spent 20 years working in magazines and newspapers, starting as a freelance sub-editor on entertainment…

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An Evening with Ben Collins AKA The Stig

An Evening with Ben Collins AKA The Stig

Join us for an evening with Ben Collins  – the man who was The Stig for thirteen series of BBC’s Top Gear. In How To Drive: The Ultimate Guide, Ben Collins shares expert skills and wisdom refined over a twenty-year career as one of the best drivers in the world – from Le Mans Series racing to…

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Kate Mosse – The Taxidermist’s Daughter

Kate Mosse – The Taxidermist’s Daughter

Join us for an evening with international bestselling author Kate Mosse as she talks about her enthralling new novel The Taxidermist’s Daughter. Combining the distinct sense of time and place familiar to millions of readers of her historical fiction (Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel – The Languedoc Trilogy) with the atmospheric, Gothic storytelling of her short fiction (The…

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