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.

Katherine Webb – The English Girl

Katherine Webb – The English Girl

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…

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Rob Cowen – Common Ground

Rob Cowen – Common Ground

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…

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Oswestry LitFest 2016/No.7 – Long Lit Weekend

Oswestry LitFest 2016/No.7 – Long Lit Weekend

This year the seventh Oswestry LitFest takes place over a Long Lit Weekend from 17-20 March 2016, when some fabulous authors, storytellers and entertainers will be descending on the town for an action packed and inspiring programme of events for adults and children. Click here to download the FULL PROGRAMME For tickets visit the ONLINE…

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Julia Forster – What a Way to Go

Julia Forster – What a Way to Go

Join us for an evening full of 80’s nostalgia as Julia Forster visits Booka to talk about her debut novel, What a Way to Go. 1988. 12-year-old Harper Richardson’s parents are divorced. Her mum got custody of her, the Mini, and five hundred tins of baked beans. Her dad got a mouldering cottage in a Midlands…

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The Widow – Fiona Barton

The Widow – Fiona Barton

CRIME ON THE BORDER Looking for a cracking crime read? – then join us for an evening with Fiona Barton as she talks about The Widow – her new psychological thriller, and one of the most anticipated debut novels of 2016. The Widow is the story of a devoted wife whose husband is accused of a…

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Frazzled with Ruby Wax – OsLitFest Programme Launch

Frazzled with Ruby Wax – OsLitFest Programme Launch

Join Ruby Wax in the delightful surroundings of The Dining Rooms as she talks about her new book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled – her own unique take on mindfulness. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby shows us all how to change for good – and why. Since her rise to comic stardom through Girls On…

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening full of humour, warmth and village drama as bestselling author and master storyteller Gervase Phinn talks about his latest Little Village School Novel, A Lesson in Love. Love is in the air in the little village of Barton-in-the-Dale. Anyone can see that…

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Nick Middleton Atlas Countries Dont Exist

Nick Middleton – An Atlas of Countries That Don’t Exist

Join us for an evening with acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton as he gives an illustrated talk taking us on a magical tour of countries that don’t exist – countries lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabiting a world of shifting borders, visionary leaders and forgotten peoples. Most of us think we…

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Brian Blessed – Book Signing

Brian Blessed – Book Signing

There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He’s an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He’s also a brilliant storyteller with a reputation as a ‘larger than life’ character. In 1999, he became the oldest man to reach the North Magnetic Pole on foot and to reach…

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An Evening with Mark Webber

An Evening with Mark Webber

SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT! However, we taking pre-orders for signed copies of Mark’s book. Please contact us if you would like to order a copy. Join Booka Bookshop for an evening in the company of Formula One Racing legend, Mark Webber, as he talks about his long awaited autobiography, Aussie Grit:…

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