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.

Mini Yoga with Jess Jones

21st June 2024, 11.00am (doors 10.45am) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SP

Mini Yoga with Jess Jones

Join us for a ‘Mini Yoga’ led by Yoga Teacher Jess Jones. Suitable for age 0-6  

Tickets: Free (booking required)

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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)

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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)

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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).

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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).

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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 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)

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An Evening with Angela Clutton – Seasoning

6th June 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm)

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)

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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)

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Mindfulness Crafternoon: The Spaces Inbetween

2nd June 2024, 1.30pm (doors 1.15pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

Mindfulness Crafternoon: The Spaces Inbetween

Mindfulness Crafternoon reading The Spaces In Between, and making a dream jar to take home. 3+ years

Tickets: £10 (admits 1, includes mindfulness craft activity & book)

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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)

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An Evening with Yvette Fielding – Scream Queen

29th May 2024, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

An Evening with Yvette Fielding – Scream Queen

Join us for an evening with the UK’s most celebrated ghost hunter and Most Haunted icon, Yvette Fielding, as she talks about her experiences and her memoir Scream Queen. Seances, Ouija boards, table tipping, knocking phenomena – all in a day’s work...

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

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Sian’s Superstars – Drama Workshop

29th May 2024, 10.30am (doors 10.15am) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

Sian’s Superstars – Drama Workshop

Sian’s Superstars Drama workshop for children aged 3+.

Tickets: £15 (admits 1 includes book) / £25 (admits 2, includes 1 book)

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The Moonlit Campout – Storytime

28th May 2024, 2.00pm (doors 2.45pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

The Moonlit Campout – Storytime

The Moonlit Campout Storytime 3+ years

Tickets: £8 (include storytime, book & campfire themed refreshment)

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Colossal Words for Kids – Meet the Author

25th May 2024, 2.30pm (doors 2.15pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

Colossal Words for Kids – Meet the Author

Join author, Colette Hiller for this interactive workshop for children aged 7 – 11.  Boost your child’s vocabulary without even trying!  This lively, engaging  session introduces 7 – 11  year olds to some marvellous words from Colette’s new book  Colossal Words...

Tickets: £15 (admits 1, includes 1 book) / £25 (admits 2, includes 1 book)

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An Afternoon with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

21st May 2024, 2.00pm at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

An Afternoon with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

Join us for an afternoon with Joanne Burn, author of the acclaimed The Hemlock Cure, as she talks about her new novel The Bone Hunters. In 1824, Lyme Regis is as tumultuous as the sea that surrounds it. Wealthy holidaymakers dance in the Assembly Rooms whilst the poor...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The Bone Hunters) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Bone Hunters).

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An Evening with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

21st May 2024, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at 26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, SY10 2SP

An Evening with Joanne Burn – The Bone Hunters

Join us for an evening with Joanne Burn, author of the acclaimed The Hemlock Cure, as she talks about her new novel The Bone Hunters. In 1824, Lyme Regis is as tumultuous as the sea that surrounds it. Wealthy holidaymakers dance in the Assembly Rooms whilst the poor...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy The Bone Hunters) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Bone Hunters).

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An Evening with Elizabeth O’Connor – Whale Fall

8th May 2024, 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at 72 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DX

An Evening with Elizabeth O’Connor – Whale Fall

Join us for an evening with Elizabeth O’Connor as she talks about her stunning debut novel Whale Fall, an exquisite coming-of-age story that takes place in a world on the cusp of great change. It is 1938 and for Manod, a young woman living on a remote island off...

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy Whale Fall) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Whale Fall).

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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)

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