Evening events, Books, Book signing

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Alison Moore: Book Launch

The 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted author discusses and signs copies of her book He Wants.

Waterstones, Nottingham

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0843 290 8525

  • 19:00

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The award-winning author details his new novel The Bone Clocks. Spanning decades, the story follows the turbulent life of Holly Sykes.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

Sheffield Theatres

Mon 1 Sep

£10 / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:30

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Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 19 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30
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An Evening with Rainbow Rowell

The American young adult novelist talks about and signs copies of her latest novel, Landline, as well as previous fave Fangirl.

Waterstones New Street, Birmingham

Tue 29 Jul

£3 / 0843 290 8151

  • 19:00

BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Fri 10 Oct

prices vary

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Brandon Sanderson: Author Event

Sci-Fi and fantasy author Sanderson signs copies of his latest book Words Of Radiance, the second book of The Stormlight Archive.

Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester

Tue 5 Aug

£6 ( £4) / 0161 837 3000

  • 18:30

Brandon Sanderson Signing Words Of Radiance

New York Times bestselling author Sanderson will be singing copies of his latest book Words Of Radiance, the sequel to fantasy novel The Way Of Kings.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Caro Ramsay: The Night Hunter

Glasgow author Caro Ramsay launches her latest Anderson and Costello thriller, The Night Hunter.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 23 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by journalist and novelist Tony Black. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Primavera Bistro, Newton Mearns

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0141 639 8092

Tickets from Waterstones, Newton Mearns.

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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Dan Abnett And Nik Vincent Signing Fiefdom

Co-writers Abnett and Vincent will be signing copies of Fiefdom, the first book in Kingdom; a series of fictional novels.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

David Starkey: Talk

A talk and book signing from the author, David Starkey.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£22.50 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham

Sun 7 Sep

£25 / 01242 602308

  • 19:00

Doug Johnstone: The Dead Beat

Edinburgh author Doug Johnstone discusses his sixth novel, about a newspaper intern who is launched into a search for answers when a coworker commits suicide.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 19 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by Michael Malone, author of the McBain Series of Glasgow. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Gail Z Martin Signing Deadly Curiosities

A book event in which Martin will be signing copies of her latest urban fantasy novel Deadly Curiosities. The story follows the proprietor of an antique shop who has a psychic gift.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Gareth Rees: Book Launch

The London launch of the long-awaited and hotly anticipated Read Rees by Gareth Rees, five stories of war, theology, blackberry crumble and the oppression of cleaning staff.

The Haggerston, London E8

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 7923 3206

  • 19:00 – 00:00
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John Waters: This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier

The American film director, actor, writer and comedian shares his experience of hitch-hiking from Baltimore to San Francisco in the spring of 2012.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 11 Nov

£22.50–£27.50 (£11.25–£13.75) / 0844 875 0073

  • 19:30

Lou Morgan, Gareth Powells And Gail Z Martin.

Author meet and greet and book signing.

Waterstones, Cardiff

Thu 31 Jul

Thu free / 029 2066 5606

  • 17:30

Louise Welsh: A Lovely Way to Burn

The Scottish crime literature stalwart releases her latest novel, the first in her new Plague Times trilogy, which begins as a global plague called 'the Sweats' sweeps across London.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 19 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by literary critic and novelist Lesley McDowell. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Michelle Magorian: Author Event

Author of the novels Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home, Michelle Magorian, speaks about the inspiration behind her books and the exhibition on display. Includes the opportunity to have books signed.

Waterstones, London W1J

Wed 23 Jul

£5 ( £3) / 020 7851 2400

  • 18:30

Paul Atterbury Presents Antiques Roadshow: World War One in 100 Family Treasures

Memories of WWI brought to life by Paul Atterbury from Antiques Roadshow.

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 14 Aug

£5 / 01600 772467

  • 18:00 – 21:30
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Paul Potts: Book Signing

The tenor and Britain's Got Talent winner signs copies of his memoir Once Chance.

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 6 Nov


£28 / 028 9032 5913

  • 20:00

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:30

Robert Crawford: Bannockburns

Poet and critic Robert Crawford launches his latest non-fiction, Bannockburns: Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination, 1314–2014, looking at how poetry was used to political ends, even in 1314.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Thu 21 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by Press & Journal features editor, Susan Welsh. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Robin Hobb Signing Fool's Assassin

Internationally best-selling writer Robin Hobb will be signing her latest novel Fool's Assassin. The book returns to the characters from Hobb's classic novel Assassin's Apprentice which was published 20 years ago.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Scott Lynch Signing The Republic Of Thieves

Scott Lynch will be signing a selection of copies of The Republic of Thieves at Forbidden Planet London Megastore.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Seconds: Launch Party

It's finally here; Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim follow-up Seconds is ready to hit shelves and we're ready to celebrate; Gosh! Comics will be hosting a launch party, 14th of August 7pm-9pm, with Bryan on hand to sign copies of the book.

Gosh Comics, London W1F

Thu 14 Aug


  • 19:00 – 21:00