CRIME ON THE BORDER Looking for a cracking crime read? – then join us for an evening with Fiona Barton as she talks about The Widow – her new psychological thriller, and one of the most anticipated debut novels of 2016. The Widow is the story of a devoted wife whose husband is accused of a…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 Ruby Wax in the delightful surroundings of The Dining Rooms as she talks about her new book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled – her own unique take on mindfulness. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby shows us all how to change for good – and why. Since her rise to comic stardom through Girls On…Read More »
SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening full of humour, warmth and village drama as bestselling author and master storyteller Gervase Phinn talks about his latest Little Village School Novel, A Lesson in Love. Love is in the air in the little village of Barton-in-the-Dale. Anyone can see that…Read More »
Join us for an evening with acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton as he gives an illustrated talk taking us on a magical tour of countries that don’t exist – countries lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabiting a world of shifting borders, visionary leaders and forgotten peoples. Most of us think we…Read More »
There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He’s an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He’s also a brilliant storyteller with a reputation as a ‘larger than life’ character. In 1999, he became the oldest man to reach the North Magnetic Pole on foot and to reach…Read More »
SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT! However, we taking pre-orders for signed copies of Mark’s book. Please contact us if you would like to order a copy. Join Booka Bookshop for an evening in the company of Formula One Racing legend, Mark Webber, as he talks about his long awaited autobiography, Aussie Grit:…Read More »
SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. 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….Read More »
Join us for an evening in the company of bestselling author Kate Morton and she talks about her new novel, The Lake House. A missing child… June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer,…Read More »
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 »