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.

Ian Rankin – A Song for the Dark Times – Live Stream

7th October 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Ian Rankin – A Song for the Dark Times – Live Stream

Join bestselling crime author Ian Rankin talking about his latest Rebus novel ‘A Song for the Dark Times’ in with fellow crime writer Mark Billingham. **The first 100 people to register for the event with the ‘with book’ option will receive a signed copy...

Tickets: £10 without book or £23 with book (Includes a copy of A Song for the Dark Times delivered to your door)

Baroness Floella Benjamin – Live Stream

7th October 2020, 10.00am at Online Event

Baroness Floella Benjamin – Live Stream

Join Baroness Floella Benjamin for this special ‘Live Steam’ event to celebrate the publication of a new picture book edition of Coming to England charting her her own journey from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of...

Tickets: £12.99 (includes a copy of Coming to England delivered to your door)

Heather Morris – Stories of Hope – Live Stream

24th September 2020, 8.00pm at Online Event

Heather Morris – Stories of Hope – Live Stream

Join Heather Morris, author of international bestselling novels, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey as she talks about her non-fiction debut Stories of Hope. **The first 100 people to register for the event with the ‘with book’ option...

Tickets: £10 without book or £18 with book (Includes a copy of Stories of Hope)

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Michael Morpurgo – Boy Giant – Live Stream

21st September 2020, 6.00pm at Online Event

Michael Morpurgo – Boy Giant – Live Stream

Join Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestselling author of Warhorse as he talks about his new novel Boy Giant. in conversation with Emily Drabble. **The first 50 people to register for the event will receive a...

Tickets: £12.99 (Includes a copy of Boy Giant delivered to your door)

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Kate Humble – A Year of Living Simply

13th September 2020, 5.00pm at Online Event

Kate Humble – A Year of Living Simply

Join bestselling author and TV Presenter Kate Humble as she talks about her new book A Year of Living Simply. If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having...

Tickets: £23 (Includes a copy of A Year of Living Simply delivered to your door)

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Raynor Winn in conversation with Kate Humble – The Wild Silence

10th September 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Raynor Winn in conversation with Kate Humble – The Wild Silence

Join Raynor Winn, the international bestselling author of The Salt Path, as she returns with her brilliant follow up The Wild Silence. **The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a signed bookplated copy of The Wild Silence. All other attendees will...

Tickets: £19 (Includes a copy of The Wild Silence delivered to your door)

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Val McDermid – Still Life

7th September 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Val McDermid – Still Life

Join bestselling author and the Queen of Crime Val McDermid as she talks about her latest novel Still Life. **The first 100 people to register for this event will receive a signed copy of Still Life . All others will receive an unsigned hardback copy of the book**...

Tickets: £23 (Includes a copy of Still Life delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Afternoon with Anne Cleeves – The Darkest Evening

6th September 2020, 4.00pm at Online Event

A Virtual Afternoon with Anne Cleeves – The Darkest Evening

Join  bestselling crime writer Ann Cleeves as she talks about her new book ‘The Darkest Evening’. **Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive editions for the first 200 people to register for the event.  All others will receive an unsigned hardback copy of the...

Tickets: £22 (Includes a hardback copy of The Darkest Evening delivered to your door)

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Ruth Jones in conversation with Hannah Beckerman – Us Three

3rd September 2020, 7.00pm at Online Event

Ruth Jones in conversation with Hannah Beckerman – Us Three

Join actress, novelist and screenwriter Ruth Jones for this exclusive online launch event as the Gavin & Stacey co-star and co-writer and bestselling author returns with her brand new novel Us Three. Packed with all the heart and empathy that made Ruth’s name as a...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed copy of Us Three delivered to your door)

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Richard Osman – The Thursday Murder Club

1st September 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Richard Osman – The Thursday Murder Club

Join much loved television presenter Richard Osman as he talks about his highly anticipated debut novel The Thursday Murder Club. **The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a signed and dedicated copy (with Bookplate) of The Thursday Murder Club....

Tickets: £19 (includes a a copy of The Thursday Murder Club delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Simon Mayo – Knife Edge

25th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Simon Mayo – Knife Edge

Join much loved radio presenter and author Simon Mayo as he talks about his new thriller, Knife Edge. **The first 100 people to register for this event will receive a signed bookplated copy of Knife Edge . All others will receive an unsigned hardback copy of the...

Tickets: £17 (Includes a hardback copy of Knife Edge delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Bryony Gordon – Glorious Rock Bottom

17th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Bryony Gordon – Glorious Rock Bottom

Join journalist, bestselling author and award-winning mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon as she talks about her new book Glorious Rock Bottom. **The first 150 people to register for the event will receive a signed copy (with Bookplate) of Glorious Rock Bottom. All...

Tickets: £21 (Includes a copy of Glorious Rock Bottom delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Jane Fallon – Queen Bee

13th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Jane Fallon – Queen Bee

Join us for a virtual evening with best selling author Jane Fallon as she talk about her book Queen Bee, in conversation with Caroline Smailes.   **The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a copy of Queen Bee with signed bookplate. All others will...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a copy of Queen Bee delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Matt Haig – The Midnight Library

12th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with 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)

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Mumlife – Louise Pentland talking with Katie Piper

11th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Mumlife – Louise Pentland talking with Katie Piper

The heart-warming truth about motherhood! We are thrilled to host a virtual event with bestselling author and Vlogger Louise Pentland talking about her new book MumLife with author, speaker and TV presenter Katie Piper.  **The first 250 people to register for the...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a copy of MumLife delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with JoJo Moyes – The Giver of Stars

29th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with JoJo Moyes – The Giver of Stars

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)

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A Virtual Evening with Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

28th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

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)

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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)

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