Previous 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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