Future 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 Clare Mackintosh – After the End

10th July 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Clare Mackintosh – After the End

Join number one bestselling author Clare Mackintosh as she talks about her new novel After the End, a gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken. Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re...

Tickets: £8 (without book - redeemable against a signed copy of After the End) or £13 (with book - includes a signed copy of After the End). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

An Evening with David Nicholls

17th July 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with David Nicholls

Join David Nicholls, the bestselling author of One Day, as he talks about his new novel Sweet Sorrow, a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale of ordinary lives. One life-changing summer. Sixteen-year-old Charlie meets Fran… Charlie is the kind of...

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

An Evening of Crime & Wine with Shari Lapena

22nd July 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

An Evening of Crime & Wine with Shari Lapena

Love a bit of domestic noir and looking for your next gripping read? Then join us for an evening of criminally good conversation and a glass of wine as Shari Lapena, international bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, talks about her latest electrifying thriller...

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

An Evening of Novel Conversation with Jo Baker & Anna Hope

24th July 2019, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at Booka

An Evening of Novel Conversation with Jo Baker & Anna Hope

Join us for an evening of novel conversation and contemporary feminist fiction as bestselling authors Jo Baker and Anna Hope discuss their latest novels. From Jo Baker, bestselling author of ‘Longbourn’ comes a dark, thrilling new novel – ‘The...

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

Mike Parker – On The Red Hill

31st July 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Mike Parker – On The Red Hill

Join us for an evening in the company of Mike Parker as he talks about his superb new memoir On The Red Hill, telling the story of Rhiw Goch and its inhabitants in an intricately woven celebration of life in modern rural Wales and the redemptive power of nature. In...

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of On the Red Hill). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival.

Susannah Stapleton – The Adventures of Maude West, Lady Detective

6th August 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Susannah Stapleton – The Adventures of Maude West, Lady Detective

Join us for an evening in the company of Susannah Stapleton as she tells the remarkable true story of Maud West, Lady Detective. Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having started sleuthing on behalf of society’s finest in...

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