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.

Tara Westover – Educated

15th March 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Tara Westover – Educated

Join us for an evening in the company of Tara Westover as she talks about her memoir, Educated, a blistering portrayal of family, hardship and brutality and a young woman’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge which leads her to break the ties that bind. Tara...

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

Ben Aaronovitch – The Furthest Station

8th March 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Ben Aaronovitch – The Furthest Station

Join us for an evening in the company of Ben Aaronovitch as he talks about his bestselling PC Grant series which started with Rivers of London and after six books sees the first novella, The Furthest Station, published in paperback on 8th March. THE FURTHEST STATION...

Tickets: £7 (£3 redeemable against a signed copy of any book in the PC Grant series). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

Clare Mackintosh – Let Me Lie

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

Clare Mackintosh – Let Me Lie

Join us for an evening in the company of number one bestselling crime author Clare Mackintosh as she talks about her stunning, twisty new psychological thriller, Let Me Lie. The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They’re both wrong. One year ago,...

Tickets: £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of Let Me Lie). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

Sarah Vaughan and Fiona Cummins – ‘Conversations in Crime’

28th February 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Sarah Vaughan and Fiona Cummins – ‘Conversations in Crime’

Love top notch crime fiction? Then join us for an evening ‘in conversation’ with crime writers Sarah Vaughan and Fiona Cummins as they come together to talk about their new books Anatomy of a Scandal and The Collector. Come and hear how they started their...

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

Neil Ansell – The Last Wilderness

13th February 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Neil Ansell – The Last Wilderness

Join us for an evening in the company of Neil Ansell as he talks about his new book The Last Wilderness – a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. In The Last Wilderness the...

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

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Imogen Hermes Gowar – The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

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

Imogen Hermes Gowar – The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Discover great debut fiction! Join us for our first event of 2018 as we welcome Imogen Hermes Gowar to Booka to talk about her fabulous debut novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock – a spellbinding story of curiosity, love and obsession set in Georgian London. One...

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

Ella Bella Ballerina & The Magic Toyshop Story Time & Ballet Workshop

16th December 2017, 10.30am at Booka

Ella Bella Ballerina & The Magic Toyshop Story Time & Ballet Workshop

As Christmas approaches, come and join us for a magical and enchanting story time as Booka, in partnership with The Ballet Pod, present Ella Bella Ballerina & The Magic Toyshop. Enjoy a special interactive story time with The Ballet Pod Ballerinas followed by a 45...

Tickets: £25 - Includes Story Time, Ballet Workshop, Goody Bag plus refreshments. Tickets available from the Bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Andrew Michael Hurley – Devil’s Day

30th November 2017, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm)

Andrew Michael Hurley – Devil’s Day

Join us for an evening with Andrew Michael Hurley, author of the award-winning bestseller The Loney. as he talks about his second novel, Devil’s Day. All stories in the valley have to begin with the Devil . . . After the blizzard of 1913, it was weeks before anyone...

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of Devil’s Day). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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