Booka Bookshop - Independent bookshop and cafe in the border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire Booka Bookshop - Independent bookshop and cafe in the border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire

One of the 50 Best Bookshops in the Country

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Opening Times: Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

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.

Robert Penn – The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Robert Penn – The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Join us for an evening in the company of author, journalist and TV presenter, Robert Penn, as he talks about his new book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees. Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have…

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Alex Preston – In Love & War

Alex Preston – In Love & War

Join us for coffee, cake and chat with Alex Preston as he signs copies of his latest novel, In Love and War, at Booka on Saturday 26th September at 11.00am. A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create…

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Catherine Chanter – The Well

Catherine Chanter – The Well

Join us for an evening with Catherine Chanter as she talks about stunning debut novel, The Well. ‘One summer was all it took before our dream started to curl at the edges and stain like picked primroses. One night is enough to swallow a lifetime of lives.’   When Ruth Ardingly and her family first…

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Alison Case – Nelly Dean

Alison Case – Nelly Dean

Join us for an evening with Alison Case as she talks about her enthralling debut novel, Nelly Dean. Nelly Dean is a gripping and heart-breaking novel that reimagines life at Wuthering Heights through the eyes of the Earnshaws’ loyal servant, Nelly Dean. Young Nelly Dean has been Hindley’s closest companion for as long as she…

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Film Screening

To Kill a Mockingbird – Film Screening

Kinokulture Cinema and Booka Bookshop have joined forces to celebrate the publication of ‘Go Set a Watchman’, the much anticipated  ‘sequel’ to Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – one of the most iconic and widely read novels of the 20th Century, with sales of over 40 million copies. Originally written in the mid 1950’s,…

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Cathy Rentzenbrink Last Act of Love

Cathy Rentzenbrink – The Last Act of Love

Join us for an evening in the company of Cathy Rentzenbrink as she talks ‘in conversation’ about love and loss and her remarkable memoir, The Last Act of Love. With unflinching honesty and raw emotional power, Cathy describes the unimaginable pain of losing her brother and the decision that changed her family’s lives forever. As…

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Writers in Conversation

Writers in Conversation

Join us during Independent Bookshop Week for a conversation with Alison Layland, Martine Bailey and Elaine Walker, as they talk about their publishing journey, drawing on their individual interests and expertise to give added value to the old adage ‘write what you know’. They are published novelists who bring very different interests to the working relationship…

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Owen Sheers I Saw a Man

Owen Sheers – I Saw a Man

Join us for an evening in the company of novelist, poet and playwright, Owen Sheers, as he talks about his brilliant new novel, I Saw a Man. The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner – thinking the Nelsons’ house was empty – stepped…

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Manda Scott Into The Fire

Manda Scott – Into the Fire

Join us during Independent Bookshop Week for an evening with bestselling author, Manda Scott, as she talks about her new novel Into the Fire. FORGET WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW … A man’s charred corpse is found in the latest of a string of arson attacks in the French city of Orléans. There’s a secret, hidden…

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Picador Authors

Picador, Pizza & Prosecco

Come and join Booka Bookshop celebrate winning Independent Bookshop of the Year 2015, as we host a fun evening with Picador  authors, Pizza and Prosecco. Not one, not two, but three Picador authors will be joining us to talk about their latest novels. Rebecca Wait, David Whitehouse and Sarah Butler will be in discussion with Editor of…

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