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.

An Evening with Ruby Wax

15th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Ruby Wax

This New Year, number one bestselling author Ruby Wax is here to guide you through the chaos of the 21st century with How to be Human – a user’s manual for surviving life. Ruby Wax is one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human...

Tickets: £15 (includes a signed paperback copy of How to be Human). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

12th January 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

Start your journey to a leaner, healthier lifestyle! – join us for an evening with the nation’s favourite healthy cook and fitness sensation, Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach as he talks food and fitness and introduces his new veggie cookbook, the latest...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed copy of Veggie Lean in 15). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death

4th December 2018, 12.30pm (doors 12.00am) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death

Join one of Britain’s most prolific and successful writers Anthony Horowitz as he talks about his new book The Sentence is Death. Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz’s brilliant new murder mystery,...

Tickets: £10 (fully redeemable against a signed copy of The Sentence is Death) Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Prue Leith

28th November 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Prue Leith

Join us for an evening with Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith as she talks about her life-long passion for food and her new cookbook ‘Prue’ featuring recipes from her own kitchen table. Prue Leith has been at the top of the British food scene for...

Tickets: £10 without book (redeemable against a signed copy of Prue) or £25 with book (includes a signed copy of Prue). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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An Evening with Dan Snow

20th November 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Dan Snow

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with historian and BAFTA winning broadcaster and TV presenter Dan Snow as he talks about his new book, On This Day in History. In ‘On This Day in History’ Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that...

Tickets: £15 (Admits One - with signed book) or £25 (Admits Two - with one signed book). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Markus Zusak – Bridge of Clay

31st October 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Markus Zusak – Bridge of Clay

Join us for an evening with Markus Zusak, the internationally acclaimed, prize-winning, bestselling author of The Book Thief as he talks about his highly anticipated new novel Bridge of Clay. The five Dunbar brothers are living – fighting, dreaming, loving – in the...

Tickets: £10 (Admits One - fully redeemable against a signed copy of Bridge of Clay) or £19 (Admits One & includes a signed copy of Bridge of Clay). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light

29th October 2018, 12.30pm (doors 12.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light

Join international bestselling author Jodi Picoult at this lunchtime event as she talks about her latest book A Spark of Light, a powerful and provocative novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart stopping crisis. As one of the world’s most popular...

Tickets: Tickets: £17 (With book - includes a signed copy of A Spark of Light). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee)

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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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Joanna Cannon – Three Things About Elsie

22nd August 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Joanna Cannon – Three Things About Elsie

Join us for an evening with Joanna Cannon, the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, as she talks about her wonderful second novel Three Things About Elsie, a restorative, wryly perceptive story exploring memory, friendship and old age. There are...

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

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Jasper Fforde – Early Riser

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

Jasper Fforde – Early Riser

Join us for an evening with Jasper Fforde, one of Britain’s most original writers, as he talks about his highly anticipated new standalone novel Early Riser. A new Jasper Fforde novel is always a major event. But he’s made his fans wait for Early Riser...

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

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James Aldred – The Man Who Climbs Trees

25th July 2018, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

James Aldred – The Man Who Climbs Trees

Join us for an evening with James Aldred as he talks about his memoir The Man Who Climbs Trees, revealing the extraordinary stories of his adventures across the globe. You may not know his name, but you will have seen his work. James Aldred is a professional British...

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

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