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.

A.N. Wilson – Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A.N. Wilson – Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

Booka Bookshop, in association with University Centre, Shrewsbury are delighted to present an evening with acclaimed author A.N. Wilson as he discusses his new biography, Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker. Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? In this bold new life – the first single volume biography in twenty-five years…

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Matt Haig – How to Stop Time

Matt Haig – How to Stop Time

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening in the company of one of our most celebrated contemporary writers, Matt Haig, who returns to Booka to talk  about his highly anticipated new novel How to Stop Time.  Matt is the  bestselling author of The Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive and…

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Sarah Winman – Tin Man

Sarah Winman – Tin Man

Join us for an evening in the company of bestselling author, Sarah Winman, as she talks ‘in conversation’ about her unforgettable new novel, Tin Man. It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then…

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Peter Robinson – Sleeping in the Ground

Peter Robinson – Sleeping in the Ground

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening with Number One  bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson as he celebrates thirty years of DCI Banks with the release of the latest in the series, Sleeping In The Ground.   Thirty years has seen DCI Banks grow into a household name with crime fiction fans as well as viewers of…

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John Higgs – Watling Street

John Higgs – Watling Street

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us as we journey along one of Britain’s oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, via Oswestry, as John Higgs stops off to talk about his fascinating new book, ‘Watling Street: Travels Through Britain And It’s Ever-Present Past’. Long ago a path was created by the passage of…

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Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks – What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks – What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Join us for a very special What the Ladybird Heard story time as Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks come to Oswestry  to celebrate the publication of What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, the latest adventure from this stellar picture book partnership.  We’re delighted that Julia Donaldson, creator…

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An Evening with Tony Robinson

An Evening with Tony Robinson

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years – Sir Tony Robinson is coming to Oswestry! Tony’s long-awaited autobiography, reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal…

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Megan Hunter & Cynan Jones – The Power of the Novella

Megan Hunter & Cynan Jones – The Power of the Novella

Sometimes a slender novel can be more powerful and profoundly moving than a novel six times as long! Join us for an evening in the company of Megan Hunter and Cynan Jones as they talk ‘in conversation’ about their writing, the power of the novella and read from their spellbinding books The End We Start…

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Cressida Cowell – Dragon Training & Wizards of Once

Cressida Cowell – Dragon Training & Wizards of Once

Calling all How to Train Your Dragon fans! Join author-illustrator Cressida Cowell at this special after school fan event as she talks about her multi-million bestselling series How to Train Your Dragon books (also a film and TV series) and gives us a sneak peek of her first new project in 18 years. Fantasy, magical…

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Peter Parker – Housman Country

Peter Parker – Housman Country

Join us for a journey into the heart of England as Peter Parker talks his critically acclaimed book Housman Country – a thoughtful and fascinating portrait of England, told through the story of A.E. Housman and his much-loved poetry collection, A Shropshire Lad. Why is it that for many people ‘England’ has always meant an…

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