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.

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

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

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 of  some of the World’s best loved picture…

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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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Jane Green – The Sunshine Sisters

Jane Green – The Sunshine Sisters

Join us for a summer evening of ‘fizz and fiction’ in the perfect setting of the Townhouse as bestselling author, Jane Green, talks about her new novel, The Sunshine Sisters – a moving story of love, loss and family. It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine’s daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood…

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An Evening with Judy Murray

An Evening with Judy Murray

Join us for an evening in the company of Judy Murray as we celebrate the publication of her memoir Knowing the Score. What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and…

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Howard Cunnell & Edward Docx – Families and Literature

Howard Cunnell & Edward Docx – Families and Literature

Join us for an evening in the company of Howard Cunnell and Edward Docx as they talk about their recently published books and discuss the portrayal of families in literature. Fathers and Sons by Howard Cunnell is a poignant, big hearted and beautifully written memoir. Deeply thoughtful, searingly honest and exquisitely lyrical, Fathers & Sons is an exploration…

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Vaseem Khan – Inspector Chopra Returns!

Vaseem Khan – Inspector Chopra Returns!

They’re back! Vaseem Khan and his detective, Inspector Chopra, make a return visit to Oswestry as Vaseem talks about his new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star. This third instalment sees Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigating the dark side of Bollywood. Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life…

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Peadar O’Guilin – The Call

Peadar O’Guilin – The Call

Calling all YA fiction fans! Come and meet Peadar O’Guilin as he stops off at Booka to talk about his dark and dazzling novel, The Call, inspired by the beautiful north west of Ireland where he grew up. The Call is shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2017. ‘Your people drove them out of their homes. Thousands of…

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