Previous 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 in with Sue Monk Kidd

31st March 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening in with Sue Monk Kidd

Spend the evening in with bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd as she talks about her latest novel The Book of Longings with Elizabeth Buchan. The Book of Longings is an inspiring story set in the first century AD about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from...

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An Evening with Peter May – The Night Gate

24th March 2021, 7.00pm at Online Event

An Evening with Peter May – The Night Gate

Join bestselling author Peter May as he talks about his new thriller The Night Gate. In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree. A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby...

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An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

22nd March 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Escape the sofa and travel the globe with Alexander McCall Smith. Join the master storyteller as he transports you to Germany for the long-awaited return of the hilariously hapless Prof Dr Dr Moritz-Maria Von Igelfeld, then jet to Sweden to hear about the latest...

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An Evening with Marian Keyes & Chris Brookmyre

18th March 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with Marian Keyes & Chris Brookmyre

Join Sunday Times bestselling authors, Marian Keyes and Chris Brookmyre, in conversation for the first time, discussing their new novels, Grown Ups and The Cut with Jude Rogers. Grown Ups (out in paperback) Meet Jessie, Cara AND Nell. Married to brothers Johnny, Ed...

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An Evening with Emma Stonex – The Lamplighters

4th March 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with Emma Stonex – The Lamplighters

Join Emma Stonex as she talks about her new book, The Lamplighters, one of 2021’s most anticipated debut novels. They say we’ll never know what happened to those men. They say the sea keeps its secrets… 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote...

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An Evening with Jeanine Cummins – Amercian Dirt

25th February 2021 (doors 7.30pm) at Online Event

An Evening with Jeanine Cummins – Amercian Dirt

Join us for this unmissable conversation about ‘American Dirt’ with Jeanine Cummins and Sam Baker. ‘American Dirt’ is an extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son. Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico,...

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An Evening with Jon Sopel – UnPresidented

17th February 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with Jon Sopel – UnPresidented

Our man in America – join Jon Sopel as he gives his take on the most turbulent US election campaign in living memory. Fear and loathing on the 2020 campaign trail… ’26 February, White House Briefing Room The coronavirus feels like it is changing...

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An Evening with Chris Riddell – Poems to Fall in Love With

11th February 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

An Evening with Chris Riddell – Poems to Fall in Love With

Join author and illustrator Chris Riddell as he talks about his new book Poems to Fall in Love With. Chris will be talking about curating this collection & of course drawing live, if you’ve not seen Chris at work you’re in for a real treat! In Poems to Fall in...

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A Virtual Event with Pamela Butchart – The Broken Leg of Doom

10th February 2021, 11.00am at Online Event

A Virtual Event with Pamela Butchart – The Broken Leg of Doom

Join us for a hilarious and highly entertaining event with bestselling children’s author, Pamela Butchart as she talks about her new book ‘The Broken Leg of Doom’. Hilarious, illustrated school-based antics where everything that happens leads to...

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An Evening with Mick Herron – Slough House

4th February 2021 (doors 7.30pm) at Online Event

An Evening with Mick Herron – Slough House

Join bestselling author Mick Herron on publication day as he talks about his latest spy thriller Slough House. Fellow author Ann Cleeves will be chief interrogator for the evening. Slough House is the seventh instalment in Mick’s bestselling Slough House series....

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A Virtual Evening with Brian Bilston

25th January 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Brian Bilston

Join Twitter’s own unofficial poet Laureate, Brian Bilston, as he reads from and answers questions about his new poetry collection. Alexa, what is there to know about love? is a wonderful collection of poems about love in all its forms, covering everything from...

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My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell – Live Stream

18th January 2021, 7.30pm at Online Event

My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell – Live Stream

Join Kate Elizabeth Russell, in conversation with Louise O’Neil,  as she talks about her novel My Dark Vanessa, one of the most talked about books of 2020 and an instant Sunday Times bestseller. An era-defining novel about the relationship between a...

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Ian Rankin – A Song for the Dark Times – Live Stream

7th October 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Ian Rankin – A Song for the Dark Times – Live Stream

Join bestselling crime author Ian Rankin talking about his latest Rebus novel ‘A Song for the Dark Times’ in with fellow crime writer Mark Billingham. **The first 100 people to register for the event with the ‘with book’ option will receive a signed copy...

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Baroness Floella Benjamin – Live Stream

7th October 2020, 10.00am at Online Event

Baroness Floella Benjamin – Live Stream

Join Baroness Floella Benjamin for this special ‘Live Steam’ event to celebrate the publication of a new picture book edition of Coming to England charting her her own journey from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of...

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Heather Morris – Stories of Hope – Live Stream

24th September 2020, 8.00pm at Online Event

Heather Morris – Stories of Hope – Live Stream

Join Heather Morris, author of international bestselling novels, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey as she talks about her non-fiction debut Stories of Hope. **The first 100 people to register for the event with the ‘with book’ option...

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Michael Morpurgo – Boy Giant – Live Stream

21st September 2020, 6.00pm at Online Event

Michael Morpurgo – Boy Giant – Live Stream

Join Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestselling author of Warhorse as he talks about his new novel Boy Giant. in conversation with Emily Drabble. **The first 50 people to register for the event will receive a...

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Kate Humble – A Year of Living Simply

13th September 2020, 5.00pm at Online Event

Kate Humble – A Year of Living Simply

Join bestselling author and TV Presenter Kate Humble as she talks about her new book A Year of Living Simply. If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having...

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Raynor Winn in conversation with Kate Humble – The Wild Silence

10th September 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Raynor Winn in conversation with Kate Humble – The Wild Silence

Join Raynor Winn, the international bestselling author of The Salt Path, as she returns with her brilliant follow up The Wild Silence. **The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a signed bookplated copy of The Wild Silence. All other attendees will...

Tickets: £19 (Includes a copy of The Wild Silence delivered to your door)

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Val McDermid – Still Life

7th September 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Val McDermid – Still Life

Join bestselling author and the Queen of Crime Val McDermid as she talks about her latest novel Still Life. **The first 100 people to register for this event will receive a signed copy of Still Life . All others will receive an unsigned hardback copy of the book**...

Tickets: £23 (Includes a copy of Still Life delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Afternoon with Anne Cleeves – The Darkest Evening

6th September 2020, 4.00pm at Online Event

A Virtual Afternoon with Anne Cleeves – The Darkest Evening

Join  bestselling crime writer Ann Cleeves as she talks about her new book ‘The Darkest Evening’. **Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive editions for the first 200 people to register for the event.  All others will receive an unsigned hardback copy of the...

Tickets: £22 (Includes a hardback copy of The Darkest Evening delivered to your door)

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