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.

Lindsay McCrae – My Penguin Year: Living with the Emperors

22nd October 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Lindsay McCrae – My Penguin Year: Living with the Emperors

NB Change of Venue: This event is now being held at the Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry Twelve men have walked on the moon. But how many have spent an entire season with the Emperor Penguins in Antarctica? Maybe more, likely less. Lindsay McCrae has –...

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

Cynan Jones – Stillicide

6th November 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Cynan Jones – Stillicide

Join the award winning writer of short stories, Cynan Jones, as he talks about his new novel Stillicide, a series of interconnected dystopian stories telling of a future Britain fighting for water…. Water is commodified. The Water Train that serves the city...

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

An Evening with Rick Stein – Secret France

7th November 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45am) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Rick Stein – Secret France

Join us for an evening with one of the nation’s best loved chefs as Rick Stein returns to the food he loves best with his new book Secret France. It is almost twenty years since Rick Stein’s last great French food adventure and the publication of his bestselling...

Tickets: £10 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Secret France) or £26 with book (Admits One, includes one signed copy of Secret France)

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An Evening with Eddie Jones

19th November 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Eddie Jones

Fresh from this year’s Rugby World Cup, Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an Evening with England coach Eddie Jones! Brilliant, honest, combative – Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed copy of My Life and Rugby) Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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An Evening with Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

20th November 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with Lemn Sissay, one of Britain’s best loved, award-winning poets and performers, who will be joining us to talk about his highly acclaimed memoir, My Name is Why. How does a government steal a child and then imprison...

Tickets: £10 without book (redeemable against a signed copy of My Name is Why) or £17 with book (includes a signed copy of My Name is Why). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)