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

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

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm


Hosting regular author talks, book signings and themed events is an important and exciting part of what we do.  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.

S J Watson 2(c) Graham Jepson

SJ Watson – Second Life

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. She knows what she’s doing. She’s out of control….

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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

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 her wandering across the UK this February. Brooke will be at Booka to do a spot of bookselling and meet with customers on Thursday 12th February from 1.00-2.00pm. A star…

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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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Our Zoo

June Mottershead Book Signing

Meet June Mottershead at an afternoon Book Signing on Saturday 13th December – 2.00pm at Booka Our Zoo by June Mottershead is the true story of the creation of Chester Zoo, recently turned into a BBC TV drama. June, who is now in her 80s, was four years old when her father George moved her…

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Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield – You Are Here

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT It’s not every day that a real life astronaut comes to Oswestry! This is a one-off opportunity to meet celebrated astronaut  and You Tube sensation Chris Hadfield as he talks his new book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.  With his first book, An Astronaut’s Guide…

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Great British Sweets

Great British Sweets – Adele Nozedar

SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join us for an evening with Adele Nozedar as she talks about her new book, Great British Sweets. Great British Sweets is a gloriously indulgent celebration of our Great British love affair with sweet-making and good old-fashioned confectionery. From pear drops to humbugs, honeycomb confections to liquorice, coconut ice…

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Matt Sewell Owls Event

Matt Sewell – Owls

Join us for an evening with artist and illustrator Matt Sewell as he talks about his new book, Owls. In this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds, Our Songbirds and Our Woodland Birds, Matt captures the world’s most evocative bird: the Owl. In his much-loved pop-art watercolours and accompanied with his whimsical descriptions, Matt Sewell expresses the…

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