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.

Matt Haig – The Midnight Library

12th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Matt Haig – The Midnight Library

Join Matt Haig, the bestselling author of How to Stop Time and The Humans as he talks about his new novel The Midnight Library, a poignant, unique novel about regret, hope and forgiveness. **The first 200 people to register for this event will receive a signed copy of...

Tickets: £21 (Includes a copy of The Midnight Library delivered to your door)

An Evening with JoJo Moyes

29th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with JoJo Moyes

Join JoJo Moyes, the Number One bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me, as she talks about her new standalone novel The Giver of Stars, a spellbinding story of  love, community and the power of reading.  The first 200 registrants for this event...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a paperback copy of The Giver of Stars delivered to your door)

An Evening with Lemn Sissay

28th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with Lemn Sissay

Join us for an evening with inspirational bestselling author Lemn Sissay as he discusses his memoir My Name Is Why. **The first 300 customers to register for this event will receive a signed paperback copy (with book plate) of My Name is Why. All other registrants...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a paperback copy of My Name is Why delivered to your door)

Afternoon Tea with Rachel Joyce – Miss Benson’s Beetle

23rd July 2020, 4.00pm at Online Event

Afternoon Tea with Rachel Joyce – Miss Benson’s Beetle

Settle down with your own afternoon tea on Thursday 23rd July at 4pm and join Rachel Joyce as she talks about her highly anticipated new novel Miss Benson’s Beetle. From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Queenie Malone, and The...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed and dedicated copy of Miss Benson's Beetle with bookplate delivered to your door)

Curtis Sittenfeld in Conversation with Hadley Freeman

9th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Curtis Sittenfeld in Conversation with Hadley Freeman

Join us for this exclusive event where Curtis Sittenfeld talks to Hadley Freeman about her new book RODHAM and her career so far. ** Every Ticket includes a copy of Rodham** What if Hillary hadn’t married Bill? How might things have turned out for them both, for...

Tickets: £16.99 plus booking fee (includes access to the event and a copy of Rodham delivered to your door)

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An Evening with Raynor Winn – The Wild Silence

22nd May 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Raynor Winn – The Wild Silence

RAYNOR WINN EVENT – POSTPONED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Raynor Winn on 22nd May has been POSTPONED. The publication of...

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An Evening with Ruth Jones – Us Three

13th May 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Ruth Jones – Us Three

RUTH JONES EVENT – POSTPONED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Ruth Jones on 13th May has been POSTPONED. The publication of...

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John Connolly – The Dirty South

24th April 2020, 12.30pm (doors 12.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

John Connolly – The Dirty South

JOHN CONNELLY EVENT – CANCELLED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with John Connolly on 24th April has been CANCELLED All ticket holders...

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Amy McLellan – Remember Me

21st April 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Amy McLellan – Remember Me

AMY MCLELLAN EVENT – CANCELLED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Amy McLellan on 21st April has been CANCELLED All ticket holders...

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Abi Daré- The Girl with the Louding Voice

7th April 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Abi Daré- The Girl with the Louding Voice

ABI DARE EVENT – CANCELLED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Abi Dare on 7th April has been CANCELLED All ticket holders will be...

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Bookshop Social with Jennifer Rosner

2nd April 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Bookshop Social with Jennifer Rosner

BOOKSHOP SOCIAL WITH JENNIFER ROSNER – CANCELLED With the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) Jennifer Rosner will no longer be travelling to the UK and so our Bookshop Social on Thursday 2nd April has been CANCELLED. All ticket holders will be notified and will be...

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Our Isles with Angus Birditt & Lilly Hedley

26th March 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Our Isles with Angus Birditt & Lilly Hedley

OUR ISLES EVENT WITH ANGUS BIRDITT & LILLY HEDLEY – POSTPONED  In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, the Our Isles event with Angus Birditt and...

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The Yorkshire Shepherdess – An Evening with Amanda Owen

18th March 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

The Yorkshire Shepherdess – An Evening with Amanda Owen

AMANDA OWEN EVENT – POSTPONED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, on Wednesday 18th March has...

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Lars Mytting – The Bell in the Lake

16th March 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Lars Mytting – The Bell in the Lake

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled by Lars Mytting and his team who feel that travelling from Norway at the present time would not be appropriate. They send their sincere apologies and plan to visit the UK later in the year.  

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Kerry Irving and Max the Miracle Dog

10th March 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Kerry Irving and Max the Miracle Dog

Join us for an evening with Kerry Irving and Max his springer spaniel as we celebrate the publication of their memoir Max the Miracle Dog, a heart-warming tale of a life-saving friendship. In 2006, a traumatic car accident changed Kerry Irving’s life forever....

Tickets: £7 (redeemable against a signed copy of Max the Miracle Dog). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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Prue Leith & Peta Leith – The Vegetarian Kitchen

26th February 2020, 12.30pm (doors 11.45am) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Prue Leith & Peta Leith – The Vegetarian Kitchen

Join Prue Leith and Peta Leith at this special lunchtime event as they talk about their inspirational new cookbook The Vegetarian Kitchen. Featuring one hundred delicious, heartwarming vegetarian and vegan recipes from Prue Leith – (the founder of Leiths School of...

Tickets:  £10 without book (Admits One. Redeemable against a signed copy of The Vegetarian Kitchen) or £25 with book (Admits One. Includes a signed copy of The Vegetarian Kitchen. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

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Gill Hornby – Miss Austen

13th February 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Gill Hornby – Miss Austen

Join us for an evening in the company of Gill Hornby as she talks about her wonderfully original and richly imagined novel Miss Austen. Why did Cassandra Austen burn a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen – an act of destruction that has...

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

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave – The Mercies

11th February 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Kiran Millwood Hargrave – The Mercies

Join us for an evening with author, poet and playwright Kiran Millwood Hargrave as she talks about her new novel The Mercies, already tipped as one of the books to read in 2020! On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardo is thrown into...

Tickets: £7 (redeemable against a signed copy of The Mercies). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

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