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.

Bobby Seagull – The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

24th October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Bobby Seagull – The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Your Starter for Ten! – change how you see the world around you and join us for an evening with University Challenge Star and BBC Maths Guru Bobby Seagull as he shows us the life changing magic of numbers. Once you know how to see them, numbers are all around us...

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of The Life Changing Magic of Numbers). Includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

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Allan Mallinson – Fight to the Finish

16th October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Allan Mallinson – Fight to the Finish

As part of the Wilfred Owen Festival being held in Oswestry to remember and commemorate the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and Armistice Day, Booka Bookshop are delighted to welcome Allan Mallinson to talk about his new book Fight to the Finish: The First...

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

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An Evening with Shane Warne

10th October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Shane Warne

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of the 20th Century, as he talks about his new autobiography No Spin. To many, Shane Warne is the greatest spinner, if not bowler of them all. From the start of his...

Tickets: £25 (includes a signed copy of No Spin: My Autobiography). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Kate Humble

9th October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Kate Humble

Join us for an evening with one the UK’s best known TV presenters, Kate Humble, as she talks about her new book Thinking on My Feet, celebrating walking and the small joy of putting one foot in front of the other. Thinking on My Feet tells the story of...

Tickets: £10 without book – Admits One (£8 redeemable against a signed copy of Thinking on My Feet) or £20 with book - Admits One and includes a signed hardback copy  of Thinking on My Feet. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Michael Palin

3rd October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Michael Palin

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with Monty Python stalwart and much loved television globetrotter Michael Palin talking about his latest book Erebus: the Story of a Ship. In this major new work, Michael Palin brings to life the world and voyages of...

Tickets: £20 (Admits One - with signed book) or £30 (Admits Two - with one signed book). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Kevin Keegan

1st October 2018, 7.00pm (doors 6.15pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Kevin Keegan

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with football legend Kevin Keegan as he tells the story of a remarkable career which saw him rise to become one of the superstars of the sport. Kevin Keegan is one of the greatest players in English football history....

Tickets: £25 (includes a signed copy of My Life in Football). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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Patrick Gale – Take Nothing With You

24th September 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Patrick Gale – Take Nothing With You

Join us for an evening in the company of bestselling author Patrick Gale as he talks about his latest novel Take Nothing With You – a novel of boyhood, coming of age, and the confusions of desire and reality. 1970s Weston-Super-Mare and ten-year-old oddball...

Tickets: £8 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of Take Nothing With You). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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An Evening with Kate Atkinson

18th September 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Kate Atkinson

Join us for an evening with award winning and bestselling author Kate Atkinson as she talks about her magnificent new novel Transcription. In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department...

Tickets: £10 (without book - £7 redeemable against a signed copy of Transcription) or £20 (with book - includes a signed copy of Transcription). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

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Deliciously Ella: The Cookbook – Ella Mills

13th September 2018, 12.00pm (doors 11.30pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Deliciously Ella: The Cookbook – Ella Mills

Join bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur Ella Mills as she talks about her new book Deliciously Ella: The Cookbook and shares her passion for delicious healthy food. Ella’s latest book features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper...

Tickets: £10 (£8 redeemable against a signed copy of the book at the event ). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Manda Scott – A Treachery of Spies

12th September 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Manda Scott – A Treachery of Spies

Join us for an evening in the company of Manda Scott as she talks about her latest novel A Treachery of Spies. A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you...

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

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