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

One of the 50 Best Bookshops in the Country

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Opening Times: Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm


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.

James Runcie Sidney Chambers

James Runcie – The Grantchester Mysteries

Join us for an evening in the company of James Runcie, as he talks about his latest Grantchester Mystery – Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins. Beginning in 1957, The Granchester Mysteries is a series of novels featuring the clergyman detective, Canon Sidney Chambers. Young, upstanding and trustworthy, with a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney can…

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James Hannah A to Z

James Hannah – The A-Z of You and Me

Join us for an evening with James Hannah, as he talks about his striking debut novel The A-Z of You and Me. The A to Z of You and Me tells the story of a young man, Ivo, looking back over his misspent youth, friendships made and broken and the love for a girl that…

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The Garden Forager

Adele Nozedar – The Garden Forager

Interested in gardening, cooking and foraging? – then join us for an evening with foraging expert Adele Nozedar and discover the edible delights in your own back yard! In high-end restaurants and in the home, more and more cooks have discovered the joy of using natural foraged ingredients. But, what few realise is that you…

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Oswestry LitFest 2015/No.6

The sixth Oswestry Literary Festival takes place from Friday 13th March – Friday 27th March 2015 with a host of top authors, writers and journalists appearing at a range of events celebrating words written, spoken and sung. Big names attracted to this year’s LitFest include Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley, Alastair Campbell, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Dame Stephanie Shirley, crime…

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S J Watson 2(c) Graham Jepson

SJ Watson – Second Life

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Join us for an evening with S J Watson, the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep, as he talks about his latest psychological thriller, Second Life.  She loves her husband. She’s obsessed by a stranger. She’s a devoted mother. She’s prepared to lose everything….

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Rosie Garland

Rosie Garland – Vixen

Join us for an evening in the company of Rosie Garland as she talks about her latest novel Vixen. Vixen is an extraordinary tale – a story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death. Devon 1349 – the villagers of Brauntone are awaiting a sign. As they haul a stinking creature…

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Brooke Davis Lost & Found

Lost & Found Road Trip – Brooke Davis

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. DUE TO A FAMILY BEREAVEMENT, BROOKE DAVIS HAS HAD TO CUT SHORT HER TRIP TO THE UK TO RETURN HOME TO AUSTRALIA. We’re delighted that Australian debut author, Brooke Davis, will be stopping off to visit us as part of her Lost & Found Road Trip which sees…

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Emma Jones Hannah Lowe Next Gen Poets

Emma Jones & Hannah Lowe – Next Generation Poets 2014

Join us for an evening of poetry featuring performances by Emma Jones and Hannah Lowe from Next Generation Poets 2014. Next Generation Poets 2014 is a major poetry promotion showcasing 20 exciting voices for the future. Previous promotions in 1994 & 2004 helped launch the careers of many of today’s leading British & Irish poets…

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Anna Hope (c) Jonathan Greet

Anna Hope – Wake

Join us for an evening with author Anna Hope as she talks about her debut novel, Wake. Remembrance Day 1920: A wartime secret connects three women’s lives: Hettie whose wounded brother won’t speak; Evelyn who still grieves for her lost lover; and Ada, who has never received an official letter about her son’s death, and…

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Naomi Wood

Naomi Wood – Mrs Hemingway

Join us for an evening with Naomi Wood as she talks about her novel Mrs Hemingway. Mrs Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love – and be loved by – the most famous writer of his generation. Set against the backdrop of bohemian Paris in the 1920s to 1960s Cold War America, Mrs Hemingway is…

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