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.

The Modern Cheesemaker – Morgan McGlynn

2nd May 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

The Modern Cheesemaker – Morgan McGlynn

Calling all cheese lovers! Join us for an evening of tastings and an insight into the craft of artisan cheesemaking with Morgan McGlynn as we celebrate the publication of her new book The Modern Cheesemaker. Morgan McGlynn is one of the youngest women in the business;...

Tickets: £10 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Modern Cheesemaker). Includes cheese tasting & a glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

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The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Christy Lefteri

9th May 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Christy Lefteri

Join us for an evening in the company of Christy Lefteri as she talks about her novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo. In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope The Beekeeper of Aleppo What will you...

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

Molly & Me – Colin Butcher

15th May 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Molly & Me – Colin Butcher

Join us for an evening with Colin Butcher as he talks about his new book Molly and Me – an extraordinary tale of second chances and how a dog and her owner became the ultimate pet-detective duo. Ex-policeman Colin Butcher had set up his own pet detective agency...

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

Elizabeth Macneal – The Doll Factory

21st May 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Elizabeth Macneal – The Doll Factory

Join us for an evening in the company of Elizabeth Macneal as she talks about her highly acclaimed debut novel The Doll Factory, an intoxicating tale of love, art and obsession. Set in London in 1850/51, The Doll Factory tells the story of Iris, an apprentice...

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

Leah Hazard – Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story

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

Leah Hazard – Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story

No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers… Welcome to thelife of a midwife. Join Leah Hazard as she talks about her memoir Hard Pushed chronicling life on the frontline of the maternity ward. Leah Hazard’s life on the NHS...

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

Victoria Hislop – Those Who Are Loved

17th June 2019, 12.30pm (doors 11.45am) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Victoria Hislop – Those Who Are Loved

Join Victoria Hislop, the bestselling author of The Island, The Sunrise, and Cartes Postales from Greece as she talks about her captivating new novel Those Who Are Loved. Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and...

Tickets:  £10 (without book - redeemable against a signed copy of Those Who Are Loved) or £20 (with book - includes a signed copy of Those Who Are Loved). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

An Evening with Kirsty Wark

18th June 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Kirsty Wark

Join journalist, broadcaster and writer Kirsty Wark as she talks about her highly anticipated second novel The House by the Loch. Inspired in part by Kirsty’s childhood memories and her late father, The House by the Loch is a story about the bonds between generations,...

Tickets: £8 (without book - redeemable against a signed copy of The House by the Lake) or £17 (with book - includes a signed copy of The House by the Loch). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.

Mick Herron – Joe Country

20th June 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Mick Herron – Joe Country

Join bestselling spy novelist Mick Herron as he talks about his new book Joe Country, the latest instalment in his highly acclaimed Slough House series starring Jackson Lamb. If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die and as Jackson...

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

How to Write a Book with Edward Docx

21st June 2019, 2.00pm (doors 1.30pm) at Booka

How to Write a Book with Edward Docx

Do you have a story that you’d like to tell? Have you ever thought of becoming an author? Do you have lots of good ideas that you’d like to craft into something a bit more substantial? Join award-winning author Edward Docx for an hour of insight, advice,...

Tickets: £12 (Includes 'How to Write a Book' session and a copy of Let Go My Hand) Tickets available from the Bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)