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.

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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Ruth Jones in conversation with Hannah Beckerman – Us Three

3rd September 2020, 7.00pm at Online Event

Ruth Jones in conversation with Hannah Beckerman – Us Three

Join actress, novelist and screenwriter Ruth Jones for this exclusive online launch event as the Gavin & Stacey co-star and co-writer and bestselling author returns with her brand new novel Us Three. Packed with all the heart and empathy that made Ruth’s name as a...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed copy of Us Three delivered to your door)

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Richard Osman – The Thursday Murder Club

1st September 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Richard Osman – The Thursday Murder Club

Join much loved television presenter Richard Osman as he talks about his highly anticipated debut novel The Thursday Murder Club. **The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a signed and dedicated copy (with Bookplate) of The Thursday Murder Club....

Tickets: £19 (includes a a copy of The Thursday Murder Club delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Simon Mayo – Knife Edge

25th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Simon Mayo – Knife Edge

Join much loved radio presenter and author Simon Mayo as he talks about his new thriller, Knife Edge. **The first 100 people to register for this event will receive a signed bookplated copy of Knife Edge . All others will receive an unsigned hardback copy of the...

Tickets: £17 (Includes a hardback copy of Knife Edge delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Bryony Gordon – Glorious Rock Bottom

17th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Bryony Gordon – Glorious Rock Bottom

Join journalist, bestselling author and award-winning mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon as she talks about her new book Glorious Rock Bottom. **The first 150 people to register for the event will receive a signed copy (with Bookplate) of Glorious Rock Bottom. All...

Tickets: £21 (Includes a copy of Glorious Rock Bottom delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Jane Fallon – Queen Bee

13th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Jane Fallon – Queen Bee

Join us for a virtual evening with best selling author Jane Fallon as she talk about her book Queen Bee, in conversation with Caroline Smailes.   **The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a copy of Queen Bee with signed bookplate. All others will...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a copy of Queen Bee delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Matt Haig – The Midnight Library

12th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Matt Haig – The Midnight Library

Join Matt Haig, the bestselling author of How to Stop Time and The Humans as he talks about his new novel The Midnight Library, a poignant, unique novel about regret, hope and forgiveness. **The first 200 people to register for this event will receive a signed copy of...

Tickets: £21 (Includes a copy of The Midnight Library delivered to your door)

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Mumlife – Louise Pentland talking with Katie Piper

11th August 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Mumlife – Louise Pentland talking with Katie Piper

The heart-warming truth about motherhood! We are thrilled to host a virtual event with bestselling author and Vlogger Louise Pentland talking about her new book MumLife with author, speaker and TV presenter Katie Piper.  **The first 250 people to register for the...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a copy of MumLife delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with JoJo Moyes – The Giver of Stars

29th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with JoJo Moyes – The Giver of Stars

Join JoJo Moyes, the Number One bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me, as she talks about her new standalone novel The Giver of Stars, a spellbinding story of  love, community and the power of reading.  The first 200 registrants for this event...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a paperback copy of The Giver of Stars delivered to your door)

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A Virtual Evening with Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

28th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

A Virtual Evening with Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

Join us for an evening with inspirational bestselling author Lemn Sissay as he discusses his memoir My Name Is Why. **The first 300 customers to register for this event will receive a signed paperback copy (with book plate) of My Name is Why. All other registrants...

Tickets: £15 (Includes a paperback copy of My Name is Why delivered to your door)

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Afternoon Tea with Rachel Joyce – Miss Benson’s Beetle

23rd July 2020, 4.00pm at Online Event

Afternoon Tea with Rachel Joyce – Miss Benson’s Beetle

Settle down with your own afternoon tea on Thursday 23rd July at 4pm and join Rachel Joyce as she talks about her highly anticipated new novel Miss Benson’s Beetle. From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Queenie Malone, and The...

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed and dedicated copy of Miss Benson's Beetle with bookplate delivered to your door)

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Curtis Sittenfeld in Conversation with Hadley Freeman

9th July 2020, 7.30pm at Online Event

Curtis Sittenfeld in Conversation with Hadley Freeman

Join us for this exclusive event where Curtis Sittenfeld talks to Hadley Freeman about her new book RODHAM and her career so far. ** Every Ticket includes a copy of Rodham** What if Hillary hadn’t married Bill? How might things have turned out for them both, for...

Tickets: £16.99 plus booking fee (includes access to the event and a copy of Rodham delivered to your door)

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An Evening with Raynor Winn – The Wild Silence

22nd May 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

An Evening with Raynor Winn – The Wild Silence

RAYNOR WINN EVENT – POSTPONED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Raynor Winn on 22nd May has been POSTPONED. The publication of...

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An Evening with Ruth Jones – Us Three

13th May 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

An Evening with Ruth Jones – Us Three

RUTH JONES EVENT – POSTPONED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Ruth Jones on 13th May has been POSTPONED. The publication of...

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John Connolly – The Dirty South

24th April 2020, 12.30pm (doors 12.00pm) at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

John Connolly – The Dirty South

JOHN CONNELLY EVENT – CANCELLED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with John Connolly on 24th April has been CANCELLED All ticket holders...

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Amy McLellan – Remember Me

21st April 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Amy McLellan – Remember Me

AMY MCLELLAN EVENT – CANCELLED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Amy McLellan on 21st April has been CANCELLED All ticket holders...

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Abi Daré- The Girl with the Louding Voice

7th April 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Abi Daré- The Girl with the Louding Voice

ABI DARE EVENT – CANCELLED In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, our event with Abi Dare on 7th April has been CANCELLED All ticket holders will be...

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Bookshop Social with Jennifer Rosner

2nd April 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Bookshop Social with Jennifer Rosner

BOOKSHOP SOCIAL WITH JENNIFER ROSNER – CANCELLED With the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) Jennifer Rosner will no longer be travelling to the UK and so our Bookshop Social on Thursday 2nd April has been CANCELLED. All ticket holders will be notified and will be...

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Our Isles with Angus Birditt & Lilly Hedley

26th March 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at Booka

Our Isles with Angus Birditt & Lilly Hedley

OUR ISLES EVENT WITH ANGUS BIRDITT & LILLY HEDLEY – POSTPONED  In light of the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and avoiding all non-essential contact and social gatherings, the Our Isles event with Angus Birditt and...

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