Picador and Booka Bookshop present: SHORE TO SHORE – Celebrating Poetry & Community with the Laureate and Friends with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, John Sampson plus special guest poet. Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold, original voice and one of Britain’s best loved poets since the publication of Standing…Read More »
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.
Join us for an evening in the company of award winning nature writer John Lewis-Stempel as he talks about his new book, The Running Hare – The Secret Life of Farmland. Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are…Read More »
Join us for an evening in the company of Harry Parker as he talks about is hugely acclaimed debut novel Anatomy of a Soldier. Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops in a war zone. Two boys are growing up there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites, before finding themselves separated once the soldiers…Read More »
Join Booka Bookshop for an evening in the company of British cycling legend Chris Boardman, as he talks about his long-awaited autobiography, Triumphs & Turbulence. Chris Boardman is one of our greatest, most inspiring cyclists. Boardman’s lone achievements in the 80s and 90s – Olympic track gold, the world hour record, repeatedly claiming the yellow jersey in…Read More »
Discover great debut fiction and join us for an evening with two of Picador’s brightest new writers as Hannah Kohler and Lisa Owens talk about their brilliant and very different debut novels over a glass of Prosecco and a slice or two of pizza. Hannah Kohler is the author of The Outside Lands, a story of people caught in the slipstream of…Read More »
SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation’s favourite naturalists, best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting Springwatch and Autumnwatch. As a boy, his intense fascination with wildlife marked him out as ‘the weird kid’ and his childhood in Hampshire…Read More »
Calling all Cathy Cassidy Fans! Bestselling children’s author, Cathy Cassidy, will be joining us on Saturday 30th April to sign copies of her latest book, Broken Heart Club. Cathy has written 23 novels and is best known for her hugely popular Chocolate Box Girls series. Broken Heart Club is a brand new standalone novel exploring…Read More »
Join us for an evening with bestselling author, Katherine Webb, as she talks about her new novel, The English Girl – a story of feuds, secrets and turmoil in 1950’s Arabia. Joan Seabrook, a fledgling archaeologist, has fulfilled a lifelong dream to visit Arabia by travelling from England to the ancient city of Muscat with…Read More »
Join us for an evening with award winning author Chris Cleave as he talks about his breathtaking new novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven – one of the literary highlights of 2016. In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep…Read More »
Join us for an evening with one of the UK’s most exciting nature writers as journalist, author and broadcaster, Rob Cowen, talks about his highly acclaimed book, Common Ground. After moving from London to a new home in Yorkshire, Rob Cowen finds himself on unfamiliar territory, disoriented, hemmed in by winter and yearning for the…Read More »