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 Wyl Menmuir – The Heart of the Woods

17th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Wyl Menmuir – The Heart of the Woods

Independent Bookshop Week 2024 Join us for an evening with award winning author Wyl Menmuir as he talks about his new book The Heart of the Woods, a deep and explorative companion piece to The Draw of The Sea. Just as a parent leaves a legacy to their child, a tree...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Heart of the Woods) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Heart of the Woods).

An Evening with Manda Scott – Any Human Power

13th June 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

An Evening with Manda Scott – Any Human Power

Join us for an evening with Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott as she talks about her visionary new thriller Any Human Power. Dream deeply. Rise up strong. Change is coming … How do you help the people you love create a future you’re proud to...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy Any Human Power) or £19 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Any Human Power).

An Afternoon Elizabeth Macneal – The Burial Plot

12th June 2024, 2.00pm (doors 1.30pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Afternoon Elizabeth Macneal – The Burial Plot

Join us for an afternoon with Elizabeth Macneal, the bestselling author of The Doll Factory, as she talks about her new novel The Burial Plot, a spellbinding gothic thriller set in nineteenth century London. London, 1839. Where the cemeteries are full and there is...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed The Burial Plot) or £19 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Burial Plot).

An Evening with Angela Clutton – Seasoning

6th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Angela Clutton – Seasoning

Love to cook? Calling all foodies! Join us for an evening with award-winning food writer Angela Clutton as she talks about her new book Seasoning and helps us launch our new Booka Cafe with food tastings and wine. Bring the rhythms of the seasons into your kitchen...

Tickets: £15 (Admits One, includes tastings and wine. £10 redeemable against a signed copy of Seasoning)

An Evening with Clover Stroud – The Giant on the Skyline

30th May 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Clover Stroud – The Giant on the Skyline

Join us for an evening with Sunday Times bestselling author Clover Stroud as she talks about her new book The Giant on the Skyline, an inspiring memoir about home, family, and belonging. What is it that makes a home? What is a home without the roots that tie you to a...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Giant of the Skyline) or £19 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Giant on the Skyline)

An Evening with Yvette Fielding – Scream Queen

29th May 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Yvette Fielding – Scream Queen

Join us for an evening with the UK’s most celebrated ghost hunter and Most Haunted icon, Yvette Fielding, as she talks about her experiences and her memoir Scream Queen. Seances, Ouija boards, table tipping, knocking phenomena – all in a day’s work...

Tickets: £12 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Scream Queen) or £22 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Scream Queen)

An Afternoon with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

21st May 2024, 2.00pm at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

An Afternoon with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

Join us for an afternoon with Joanne Burn, author of the acclaimed The Hemlock Cure, as she talks about her new novel The Bone Hunters. In 1824, Lyme Regis is as tumultuous as the sea that surrounds it. Wealthy holidaymakers dance in the Assembly Rooms whilst the poor...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The Bone Hunters) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Bone Hunters).

An Evening with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

21st May 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

Join us for an evening with Joanne Burn, author of the acclaimed The Hemlock Cure, as she talks about her new novel The Bone Hunters. In 1824, Lyme Regis is as tumultuous as the sea that surrounds it. Wealthy holidaymakers dance in the Assembly Rooms whilst the poor...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The Bone Hunters) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Bone Hunters).

An Evening with Elizabeth O’Connor – Whale Fall

8th May 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

An Evening with Elizabeth O’Connor – Whale Fall

Join us for an evening with Elizabeth O’Connor as she talks about her stunning debut novel Whale Fall, an exquisite coming-of-age story that takes place in a world on the cusp of great change. It is 1938 and for Manod, a young woman living on a remote island off...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy Whale Fall) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Whale Fall).

An Evening with Liz Earle – A Better Second Half

2nd May 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Liz Earle – A Better Second Half

Join us for an evening with Liz Earle as she talks about her new book A Better Second Half and passes on her tips for living a healthier, happier life. Liz Earle shows us how to future-proof our health in midlife and beyond using evidence-based techniques, ideas and...

Tickets: £12 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of A Better Second Half) or £22 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of A Better Second Half)

An Evening with Hannah Crosbie – Corker Wine Tasting

18th April 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Hannah Crosbie – Corker Wine Tasting

Join us for an evening of wine tasting with Hannah Crosbie as she talks about her new book Corker, the go-to guide that matches wine with life’s important (and unimportant) events. Wine personality, broadcaster and writer Hannah Crosbie is on a mission to...

Tickets: £25 (Admits one, includes wine tasting and a signed copy of Corker) or £35 (Admits Two, includes wine tasting and one signed copy of Corker).

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An Evening with Claire McGlasson – The Misadventures of Margaret Finch

9th April 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Claire McGlasson – The Misadventures of Margaret Finch

Join us for an evening with author and ITV news journalist Claire McGlasson as she talks about her novel The Misadventures of Margaret Finch, published in paperback this April. Blackpool, 1938. Miss Margaret Finch – a rather demure young woman – has just...

Tickets: £10 (Admits One and includes a signed copy of The Misadventures of Margaret Finch).

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An Evening with Kerry Irving – Forever Max

8th April 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Kerry Irving – Forever Max

Join us for an evening with Sunday Times bestselling author Kerry Irving as he talks about his new book Forever Max, the heartwarming, inspiring final instalment in the adventures of Max the Miracle dog. A dog can be more than just a best friend. Sometimes they can be...

Tickets: £12 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Forever Max) or £22 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Forever Max).

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Talking Crime – Erin Kelly ‘in conversation’ with C.L. Taylor

4th April 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at Listley Street Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 4AW

Talking Crime – Erin Kelly ‘in conversation’ with C.L. Taylor

Join us for an evening with bestselling authors Erin Kelly and C.L. Taylor as they come together to talk about the art of successful crime writing and their brand new novels The House of Mirrors and Every Move You Make. Erin Kelly is is one of the most well respected...

Tickets: £8 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The House of Mirrors or Every Move You Make)

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Science Workshop: Can You See Rainbows in Space?

4th April 2024, 10.30am (doors 10.15am) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

Science Workshop: Can You See Rainbows in Space?

Science workshop, using the ‘Can You See Rainbows in Space?’ Aimed at age 7+

Tickets:  £12 (admits one, inc signed book) / £20 (admits two, inc one signed book)

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Storytime: Peter Rabbit’s Picnic

30th March 2024, 11.00am (doors 10.45am) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

Storytime: Peter Rabbit’s Picnic

Storytime readying ‘Peters Picnic’ Aimed at age 3+ 

Tickets: £15 (admits 1) / £25 (admits two) (inc peter rabbit cuddly & sweet treats)

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An Evening with Christian Lewis – Hildasay to Home

28th March 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Christian Lewis – Hildasay to Home

Join us for an evening with bestselling author Christian Lewis as he talks about his new book Hildasay to Home – how he found a family by walking the UK’s coastline. Walking saved his life. Now it will help find him a family. In the follow-up to his Sunday...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy Hildasay to Home or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Hildasay to Home).

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Dear Easter Bunny Storytime & Craft

27th March 2024, 11.00am (doors 10.45am) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

Dear Easter Bunny Storytime & Craft

Storytime & Craft reading ‘Dear Easter Bunny’ Aimed at age 5+

Tickets: £8 (includes a copy of 'Dear Easter Bunny' and refreshment)

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