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.

Sophie Hannah – Haven’t They Grown

30th January 2020, 12.30pm (doors 12.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Sophie Hannah – Haven’t They Grown

Join crime writing superstar Sophie Hannah as she talks about her gripping new thriller Haven’t They Grown. All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home. Just because she knows that her former best friend...

Tickets: £10 (redeemable against a signed copy of Haven't They Grown). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

An Evening with Jack Monroe – Vegan(ish)

30th January 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Jack Monroe – Vegan(ish)

Join bestselling food writer and award winning campaigner Jack Monroe as she talks about her new book Vegan(ish). The inspirational Jack Monroe is the go-to cook for anybody looking to create delicious meals on a tight budget.  This collection of simple, affordable...

Tickets: £8 without book (redeemable against a signed copy of Vegan(ish) or £17 with book (includes a signed copy of Vegan(ish). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

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.

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)

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).

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

Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an Evening with the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen, as she shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming and family life in North Yorkshire – one ruled by animals, children and the four...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a signed copy of Adventures of The Yorkshire Shepherdess). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.