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.

An Evening with Dr Charan Ranganath – Why We Remember: The Science of Memory

13th March 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Dr Charan Ranganath – Why We Remember: The Science of Memory

Join us for an evening with pioneering neuroscientist and internationally-renowned memory researcher, Dr Charan Ranganath as he talks about his groundbreaking new book Why We Remember: The Science of Memory and How it Shapes Us. We talk about memory as a record of the...

Tickets: £10 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Why We Remember) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Why We Remember).

An Evening with Fiona Williams – The House of Broken Bricks

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

An Evening with Fiona Williams – The House of Broken Bricks

Join us for an evening with Fiona Williams as she talks about her stunning debut novel The House of Broken Bricks, a powerful tale of family, loss and life in the countryside. Ain’t nothing wrong with being broken. Nothing at all. You’re like these houses,...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The House of Broken Bricks) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The House of Broken Bricks).

The Gruffalo’s 25th Birthday Party

23rd March 2024, 12.30pm (doors 12.15pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

The Gruffalo’s 25th Birthday Party

Join us to celebrate the Gruffalo’s 25th Birthday Party. Gruffalo storytime and birthday cake. Aimed at age 3+

Tickets: £8 (inc 25th Anniversary Gruffalo book & cake)

An Evening with Christie Watson – Moral Injuries

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

An Evening with Christie Watson – Moral Injuries

Join us for an evening with bestselling author Christie Watson as she talks about her new novel Moral Injuries, a a page-turning thriller centred around three female medics bound by friendship, fierce ambition and one fatal night they’ve sworn to forget!...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Moral injuries) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Moral Injuries).

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)

An Evening with Christian Lewis – Hildasay to Home

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

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).

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)

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

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

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)

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).

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).

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 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).