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 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 Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

3rd June 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.15pm) at The Pavilion Suite, Chester Racecourse, New Crane Street, Chester, CH1 2LY

An Evening with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Booka Bookshop and Linghams Booksellers are delighted to present an evening with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, as she talks about her novel A Woman of Intrigue. Scandals, seduction and secrets… and one woman’s quest to uncover the truth. The most intriguing...

Tickets: £20 (Admits One and includes a paperback copy of A Woman of Intrigue)

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 Afternoon with Catherine Newman

7th June 2024, 1.30pm (doors 1.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Afternoon with Catherine Newman

Join us for an afternoon with best-selling author, Catherine Newman as she talks about her new novel ‘Sandwich’. One week in Cape Cod. The perfect family holiday. What could possibly go wrong…?  For the past two decades, Rocky has looked forward to her family’s...

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against Sandwich)

An Evening with Fearne Cotton – Scripted

11th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Fearne Cotton – Scripted

Join Fearne Cotton, one of the UK’s best-known and most popular broadcasters as she talks about life and her debut novel Scripted. Booka Bookshop and Linghams Booksellers are delighted to present ‘An Evening with Fearne Cotton’ A whole generation...

Tickets: £20 (Admits One and includes a copy of Scripted)

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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 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 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).

Writing Workshop with Joanne Burn

17th June 2024 at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

Writing Workshop with Joanne Burn

Calling all budding writers! Start your writing journey with bestselling author and professional writing coach Joanne Burn. This half day workshop will explore the building blocks of storytelling, the magic of inspiration and give you helpful tips for getting started....

Tickets: £40 (includes 3 hr workshop, refreshments and a signed copy of The Bone Hunters)

An Evening with Paul Sinha – One Sinha Lifetime

18th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Paul Sinha – One Sinha Lifetime

Independent Bookshop Week 2024 Join us for an evening with award winning comedian, quizzing mastermind and national treasure Paul Sinha as he talks about his hilarious and moving memoir One Sinha Lifetime. As a boy, Paul struggled to find his place in a world where he...

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

Writing Workshop with Joanne Burn

18th June 2024, 10.00am at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SP

Writing Workshop with Joanne Burn

Calling all budding writers! Start your writing journey with bestselling author and professional writing coach Joanne Burn. This full day workshop will explore the building blocks of storytelling, the magic of inspiration and give you helpful tips for getting started....

Tickets: £70 (includes full day workshop, refreshments and a signed copy of The Bone Hunters)

Reclaim your Comfort Zone with Haulwen Nicholas

20th June 2024, 6.30pm (doors 6.00pm) at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

Reclaim your Comfort Zone with Haulwen Nicholas

Join us at Booka Bridgnorth for an evening with local author Haulwen Nicholas as she helps us take control of our lives giving us an understanding of our unique personalities and character traits. Haulwen will talk about her self-help book ‘The Book of Personality...

Tickets: £15 (includes a signed copy of 'The Book of Personality Tests')

Rob Rinder & Gillian McAllister ‘in conversation’ with Louise Minchin

24th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

Rob Rinder & Gillian McAllister ‘in conversation’ with Louise Minchin

Join us for an evening ‘talking crime’ with TV personality, criminal barrister and author Rob Rinder ‘in conversation’ with bestselling author Gillian McAllister and soon to be crime novelist Louise Minchin.  Rob Rinder – The Suspect When...

Tickets: £12 (£10 redeemable against book purchases made at the event)

An Evening with Jill Halfpenny – A Life Reimagined

25th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Jill Halfpenny – A Life Reimagined

Join us for an evening with much loved actress Jill Halfpenny as she talks ‘in conversation’ about her new book  A Life Reimagined, a touching memoir of love, loss and life after tragedy. When Jill was four, her father died. He went to play his weekly game...

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

An Evening with Tom Heap – Land Smart

11th July 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Tom Heap – Land Smart

Join us for an evening with TV and radio environmental presenter Tom Heap as he talks about his new book Land Smart. We need land for so many of humanity’s growing needs, such as food, renewable energy, carbon storage and housing. Traditionally, we’ve...

Tickets: £12 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Land Smart) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Land Smart)

An Evening with Annie Garthwaite – The King’s Mother

23rd July 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at Castle Hall, Castle St, Bridgnorth WV16 4AB

An Evening with Annie Garthwaite – The King’s Mother

Join us in Bridgnorth for an evening with Annie Garthwaite, the critically acclaimed author of Cecily, as she talks about her much anticipated new novel The King’s Mother. With energy and ambition, The King’s Mother takes us from the Wars of the Roses to the...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The King's Mother) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The King's Mother).

An Evening with Annie Garthwaite – The Kings Mother

24th July 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SP

An Evening with Annie Garthwaite – The Kings Mother

Join us in Oswestry for an evening with Annie Garthwaite, the critically acclaimed author of Cecily, as she talks about her much anticipated new novel The King’s Mother. With energy and ambition, The King’s Mother takes us from the Wars of the Roses to the dawn...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The King's Mother) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The King's Mother).

An Evening with Dr Natalie Cawley – Just About Coping

1st August 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SP

An Evening with Dr Natalie Cawley – Just About Coping

Join us for an evening with Dr Natalie Cawley as she talks about her new  memoir Just About Coping. In honest stories from her own life crises and the experiences of some of her patients as she trains to be a psychotherapist, Dr Natalie Cawley takes us on a journey...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy Just About Coping) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Just About Coping).

An Evening with Louise Minchin – Isolation Island Book Launch

12th September 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.15pm) at Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY

An Evening with Louise Minchin – Isolation Island Book Launch

Booka Bookshop and Linghams Booksellers are thrilled to host the book launch for Louise Minchin’s debut crime novel Isolation Island, a tense, addictive thriller set within the world of hidden cameras and celebrity egos. Join author, TV presenter and journalist...

Tickets: £32 plus booking fee (all tickets include a signed copy of Isolation Island)