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.

Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light

29th October 2018, 12.30pm (doors 12.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light

Join international bestselling author Jodi Picoult at this lunchtime event as she talks about her latest book A Spark of Light, a powerful and provocative novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart stopping crisis. As one of the world’s most popular...

Tickets: Tickets: £17 (With book - includes a signed copy of A Spark of Light). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee)

Allan Mallinson – Fight to the Finish

16th October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Allan Mallinson – Fight to the Finish

As part of the Wilfred Owen Festival being held in Oswestry to remember and commemorate the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and Armistice Day, Booka Bookshop are delighted to welcome Allan Mallinson to talk about his new book Fight to the Finish: The First...

Tickets: £6 (redeemable against a signed copy of Fight to the Finish). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

An Evening with Kate Humble

9th October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Kate Humble

Join us for an evening with one the UK’s best known TV presenters, Kate Humble, as she talks about her new book Thinking on My Feet, celebrating walking and the small joy of putting one foot in front of the other. Thinking on My Feet tells the story of...

Tickets: £10 without book – Admits One (£8 redeemable against a signed copy of Thinking on My Feet) or £20 with book - Admits One and includes a signed hardback copy  of Thinking on My Feet. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

An Evening with Michael Palin

3rd October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Michael Palin

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with Monty Python stalwart and much loved television globetrotter Michael Palin talking about his latest book Erebus: the Story of a Ship. In this major new work, Michael Palin brings to life the world and voyages of...

Tickets: £20 (Admits One - with signed book) or £30 (Admits Two - with one signed book). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Kate Atkinson

18th September 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Kate Atkinson

Join us for an evening with award winning and bestselling author Kate Atkinson as she talks about her magnificent new novel Transcription. In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department...

Tickets: £10 (without book - £7 redeemable against a signed copy of Transcription) or £20 (with book - includes a signed copy of Transcription). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

Deliciously Ella: The Cookbook – Ella Mills

13th September 2018, 12.00pm (doors 11.30pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Deliciously Ella: The Cookbook – Ella Mills

Join bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur Ella Mills as she talks about her new book Deliciously Ella: The Cookbook and shares her passion for delicious healthy food. Ella’s latest book features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper...

Tickets: £10 (£8 redeemable against a signed copy of the book at the event ). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

Joanna Cannon – Three Things About Elsie

22nd August 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Joanna Cannon – Three Things About Elsie

Join us for an evening with Joanna Cannon, the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, as she talks about her wonderful second novel Three Things About Elsie, a restorative, wryly perceptive story exploring memory, friendship and old age. There are...

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

Jasper Fforde – Early Riser

7th August 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Jasper Fforde – Early Riser

Join us for an evening with Jasper Fforde, one of Britain’s most original writers, as he talks about his highly anticipated new standalone novel Early Riser. A new Jasper Fforde novel is always a major event. But he’s made his fans wait for Early Riser...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of Early Riser). Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).