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.

Andrew Michael Hurley – Devil’s Day

Andrew Michael Hurley – Devil’s Day

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…

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Katie Kirby – Hurrah for Gin

Katie Kirby – Hurrah for Gin

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…

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Adam Hamdy – Freefall

Adam Hamdy – Freefall

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…

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An Evening with Rick Stein – The Road to Mexico

An Evening with Rick Stein – The Road to Mexico

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…

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Rosamund Young – The Secret Life of Cows

Rosamund Young – The Secret Life of Cows

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…

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Henry Blofeld – Book Signing

Henry Blofeld – Book Signing

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…

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Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

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…

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Joanne Harris – A Pocketful of Crows

Joanne Harris – A Pocketful of Crows

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…

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Julia Chapman – Date with Malice

Julia Chapman – Date with Malice

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…

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A.N. Wilson – Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A.N. Wilson – Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

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…

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