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.

An Evening of Mindfulness with Ruby Wax

An Evening of Mindfulness with Ruby Wax

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join comedian, author and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax for an evening of ‘Mindfulness’ as she dispenses advice in her own witty, smart and accessible way. Ruby’s definition of mindfulness isn’t about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that’s probably the phone book…

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An Evening with Johnny Herbert

An Evening with Johnny Herbert

Join us for an evening in the company of British Formula 1 star Johnny Herbert as he talks about his career in motor racing, captured in his new autobiography What Doesn’t Kill You. Johnny Herbert was one of the most brilliant natural talents to emerge in motor racing, but for all his bravery and prowess, he’s…

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An Evening with Jeffrey Archer

An Evening with Jeffrey Archer

Booka Bookshop, in association with Moreton Hall School, are delighted to present an evening with international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, to tie in with the publication of his new novel, This Was a Man – the final captivating instalment in the Clifton Chronicles series. This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but…

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Our House for Tea – Supper with Laura Stonehouse

Our House for Tea – Supper with Laura Stonehouse

Join us for supper as local author, blogger and foodie, Laura Stonehouse,  launches her debut cookbook ‘Our House for Tea’. Our House for Tea features real life low-FODMAP and free-from family cookery, full of recipes and suggestions for all occasions. This is food for everyone – some recipes are vegan, some dairy free and some…

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Literary Lunch with Victoria Hislop

Literary Lunch with Victoria Hislop

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for a literay lunch with Victoria Hislop, the international bestselling author of The Island, The Thread, The Return and The Sunrise, as she talks about her extraordinary new novel Cartes Postales from Greece. Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with…

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Shetland Tea & Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

Shetland Tea & Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for a Shetland Afternoon Tea with award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves as she talks about her latest Shetland novel, Cold Earth, and sets a special Shetland murder mystery for you to solve! Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series. In the dark…

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Crime on the Border – Crime Writers Panel Event

Crime on the Border – Crime Writers Panel Event

Join us for an evening of ‘crime’ as we host a panel event with four female crime/thriller writers: Louise Millar, Debbie Howells, Michelle Davies & Fiona Cummins. The authors will talk about their latest novels, trade stories of their craft and discuss how to create a heart-stopping storyline. Come and hear how they started their…

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Talking Antiques with Judith Miller

Talking Antiques with Judith Miller

Antique collector or bargain hunter? – join us for an afternoon of insight, tips and valuations as we talk antiques with leading expert Judith Miller. Many of us relish the challenge of the great antique hunt and our taste for bargains has been honed by TV’s Bargain Hunt, Cash In The Attic and best of all, the…

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War & Words with Emma Chapman & William Ryan

War & Words with Emma Chapman & William Ryan

Join us for an evening in the company of  Emma Chapman and William Ryan as they talk about their latest novels, The Last Photograph and The Constant Soldier, both gripping and emotionally charged stories set against the backdrop of war. Emma Chapman’s The Last Photograph, explores the life of Rook Henderson, an award-winning photojournalist, still carrying the…

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Alexander McCall Smith Event

An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening of sheer delight as Alexander McCall Smith talks about his latest novels including, Precious and Grace, The Bertie Project, My Italian Bulldozer and The Sands of Shark Island. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the World’s most prolific and most popular authors, renowned…

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