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.

Gareth Owen – When the Music’s Over

12th July 2022, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Gareth Owen – When the Music’s Over

Join us for an evening with Save the Children UK’s Gareth Owen as he talks about his memoir When the Music’s Over. In 1993, Gareth Owen volunteered to go to Somalia with an Irish aid agency. Located in a remote desert outpost, he encountered the brutality...

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of When the Music's Over). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

An Evening with Baroness Floella Benjamin

15th July 2022, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Baroness Floella Benjamin

Join us for an Evening with Baroness Floella Benjamin, one of the country’s most beloved entertainers, as she tells her remarkable and inspirational life story. Floella Benjamin was the little girl from the Caribbean who became a British household name, and...

Tickets: £20 (Admits One, includes a signed copy of What Are You Doing Here) or £30 (Admits Two, includes one signed copy of What Are You Doing Here).

Storytime and Craft with Imi

16th July 2022, 2.00pm at Booka

Storytime and Craft with Imi

Storytime and Craft with Imi, reading ‘Just Like Grandpa Jazz’ by Rarah Gear and Mirna Imamovic. Aimed at ages 3-6 years, all children must be accompanied by an adult. One ticket covers the child and accompanying adult. A suitcase of stories from Grandpa...

Tickets: £3 (redeemable against a copy of Just Like Grandpa Jazz)

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Macneal – Circus of Wonders

19th July 2022, 2.00pm (doors 1.30pm) at Booka

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Macneal – Circus of Wonders

Join us for an afternoon with bestselling author Elizabeth Macneal as we celebrate the paperback publication of Circus of Wonders, her dazzling follow-up to The Doll Factory. 1866. In a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living. Set apart by...

Tickets: £7 (redeemable against a signed copy of Circus of Wonders). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

Marc Morris – The Anglo-Saxons (Rescheduled Date)

22nd July 2022, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Marc Morris – The Anglo-Saxons (Rescheduled Date)

RESCHEDULED DATE Join us for an evening with renowned historian Marc Morris as he talks about his latest book The Anglo-Saxons, shining a light on Britain’s Dark Ages. Sixteen hundred years ago Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand...

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Anglo Saxons) or £11 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Anglo Saxons). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

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Jess Kidd – The Night Ship

9th August 2022, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Jess Kidd – The Night Ship

Join us for an evening with Costa Award winning author Jess Kidd as she talks about her new novel The Night Ship, an imaginative historical epic of shipwreck, mutiny, fate and friendship. 1629. Embarking on a journey in search of her father, a young girl called Mayken...

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Night Ship) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Night Ship). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

An Evening with Clare Mackintosh – The Last Party

5th September 2022, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Clare Mackintosh – The Last Party

Join bestselling author Clare Mackintosh as she talks about her new novel The Last Party – the first in a stunning new crime series set on the Welsh/English border. On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His lakeside holiday homes are a...

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Last Party) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Last Party). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

An Evening with Dan Jones – Essex Dogs

8th September 2022, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

An Evening with Dan Jones – Essex Dogs

Join us for an evening with bestselling historian Dan Jones as he talks about his historical fiction debut  Essex Dogs, the explosive first instalment in an epic new trilogy set during the Hundred Years War. July 1346. Ten men land on the beaches of Normandy. They...

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Essex Dogs) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Essex Dogs). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).

An Evening with Sabrina Ghayour – Persiana Everyday

12th September 2022, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Sabrina Ghayour – Persiana Everyday

Calling all foodies! Join us for an evening with Sabrina Ghayour, ‘The Golden Girl of Persian Cookery’ as she talks about her new cookbook Persiana Everyday with a live cookery demo and tiny tastes of dishes from the book. Perisiana Everyday is the all-new...

Tickets: £10 without book (Admits One. £8 redeemable against a signed copy of Persiana Everyday) or £26 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Persiana Everyday)