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.

John Lewis-Stempel – Still Water

22nd March 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

John Lewis-Stempel – Still Water

Join us for an evening with the award winning and bestselling nature-writer, John Lewis-Stempel, as he talks about his new book Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond. The Pond. Nothing in the countryside is more humble or more valuable. It’s the moorhen’s...

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

David Nott – War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline

26th February 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

David Nott – War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline

Join us for an evening in the company of David Nott one of the world’s most experienced trauma surgeons as he talks about his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline. For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a...

Tickets: £8 (redeemable against a signed copy of War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

Laura Shepherd-Robinson – Blood & Sugar

30th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Laura Shepherd-Robinson – Blood & Sugar

Looking for your next page turner? Join Laura Shepherd-Robinson as she talks about Blood & Sugar, her debut historical crime thriller. June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock – horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark. Some...

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

Gerald Seymour – Battle Sight Zero

28th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Gerald Seymour – Battle Sight Zero

Join one of Britain’s finest thriller writers as Gerald Seymour talks about his latest novel, Battle Sight Zero. The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has...

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

Diane Setterfield – Once Upon a River

24th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Diane Setterfield – Once Upon a River

Join us for an evening in the company of Diane Setterfield as she talks about her spellbinding new novel Once Upon a River, a multi layered mystery set in the 19th Century. A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining...

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

An Evening with Ruby Wax

15th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Ruby Wax

This New Year, number one bestselling author Ruby Wax is here to guide you through the chaos of the 21st century with How to be Human – a user’s manual for surviving life. Ruby Wax is one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human...

Tickets: £15 (includes a signed paperback copy of How to be Human). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

12th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

Start your journey to a leaner, healthier lifestyle! – join us for an evening with the nation’s favourite healthy cook and fitness sensation, Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach as he talks food and fitness and introduces his new veggie cookbook, the latest...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed copy of Veggie Lean in 15). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death

4th December 2018, 12.30pm (doors 12.00am) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death

Join one of Britain’s most prolific and successful writers Anthony Horowitz as he talks about his new book The Sentence is Death. Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz’s brilliant new murder mystery,...

Tickets: £10 (fully redeemable against a signed copy of The Sentence is Death) Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Prue Leith

28th November 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Prue Leith

Join us for an evening with Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith as she talks about her life-long passion for food and her new cookbook ‘Prue’ featuring recipes from her own kitchen table. Prue Leith has been at the top of the British food scene for...

Tickets: £10 without book (redeemable against a signed copy of Prue) or £25 with book (includes a signed copy of Prue). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Dan Snow

20th November 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Dan Snow

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with historian and BAFTA winning broadcaster and TV presenter Dan Snow as he talks about his new book, On This Day in History. In ‘On This Day in History’ Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that...

Tickets: £15 (Admits One - with signed book) or £25 (Admits Two - with one signed book). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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