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.

Marie Tierney – Deadly Animals Book Launch

22nd February 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

Marie Tierney – Deadly Animals Book Launch

Calling all Crime Fiction fans! Join us for the launch of Marie Tierney’s new book Deadly Animals, a gripping debut crime novel everyone is talking about! Thirteen-year-old Ava Bonney possesses an unusual intellect far beyond her years. While her friends play,...

Tickets: £5 (Admits One - Ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Deadly Animals)

An Afternoon with Caroline Quentin – Drawn to the Garden

2nd March 2024, 2.00pm (doors 1.30pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Afternoon with Caroline Quentin – Drawn to the Garden

Join us for an afternoon with actress, broadcaster and TV presenter Caroline Quentin as she takes us on a horticultural journey through life with her new book Drawn to the Garden. Caroline Quentin is well known for her lead roles in the award-winning British sitcom...

Tickets: £12 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Drawn to the Garden) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Drawn to the Garden).

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 The Liverbirds

15th March 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with The Liverbirds

Join us for an evening with Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders – two members of pioneering all-female rock n’ roll band The Liverbirds – as they recount the heady days of being one of the world’s first all female rock’n’roll bands. In...

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

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)

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 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)