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.

Jess Kidd – Things in Jars

16th April 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Jess Kidd – Things in Jars

Join us for an evening in the company of Costa award winning author Jess Kidd as she talks about her enchanting Victorian detective novel Things in Jars. London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling...

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

Erin Kelly – Stone Mothers

10th April 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Erin Kelly – Stone Mothers

Join Erin Kelly, the bestselling author of He Said She Said, as she returns to Booka to talk about her gripping new suspense novel Stone Mothers. You can’t keep the secret. You can’t tell the truth. You can’t escape the past… Marianne grew up...

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

Kate Spicer – Lost Dog

9th April 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Kate Spicer – Lost Dog

Join writer and journalist Kate Spicer as she talks about her life-affirming tragicomic memoir Lost Dog, a tender true story of one woman and her dog, both lost and rescued by love. Kate Spicer is a middle-aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is...

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

A Morning with Francesca Simon – Celebrating 25 Years of Horrid Henry!

23rd March 2019, 11.00am (doors 10.15am) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

A Morning with Francesca Simon – Celebrating 25 Years of Horrid Henry!

Join us for a morning with international bestselling children’s author Francesca Simon as we celebrate 25 years of Horrid Henry with the publication of Horrid Henry Up, Up and Away. Number One for fiendish fun! Horrid Henry is back and naughtier than ever in...

Tickets: £12 Admits One Child & One Adult with signed book (Includes a copy of Horrid Henry Up, Up & Away) & £6 Additional Adult/Child (£3 redeemable against other Horrid Henry book purchase. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

John Lewis-Stempel – Still Water

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

John Lewis-Stempel – Still Water

Join us for an evening with the award winning and bestselling nature-writer, John Lewis-Stempel, as he talks about his new book Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond. The Pond. Nothing in the countryside is more humble or more valuable. It’s the moorhen’s...

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

Angela Clutton – The Vinegar Cupboard

20th March 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Angela Clutton – The Vinegar Cupboard

You can use it to make a salad dressing, pickle with it, marinade meat or fish, or toss through roasted vegetables or fruits but there is so much more to vinegar than shaking on your chips. Join award winning food writer and historian Angela Clutton as she talks about...

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

‘Twists in the Tale’ – Harriet Tyce & Jenny Blackhurst

14th March 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

‘Twists in the Tale’ – Harriet Tyce & Jenny Blackhurst

Love the suspense of a good psychological thriller and looking for your next compulsive read? Then join us for an evening ‘in conversation’ with Harriet Tyce and Jenny Blackhurst as they come together to talk about their new books ‘Blood Orange’ and...

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

David Nott – War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline

26th February 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

David Nott – War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline

Join us for an evening in the company of David Nott one of the world’s most experienced trauma surgeons as he talks about his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline. For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a...

Tickets: £8 (redeemable against a signed copy of War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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