Books, Book signing

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An Evening with Jon Scieszka, Jim Smith and Louise Rennison

A discussion on humour in children's books with authors Jon Scieszka, Jim Smith and Louise Rennison.

Waterstones, London W1J

Tue 7 Oct

£5 (Members £3) / 020 7851 2400

  • 18:30

An Evening With Sophie Hannah

Discussion with the author of a new novel featuring Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in a mystery set in 1920's London.

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£5 (£3) / 0161 832 8563

  • 18:30

First Thursdays At Karamel

If you're a book lover this is the night for you! Join us for our special, happy mix of superb readings from poets, novelists and short story writers, open mic session, signed books for sale, and delicious food and drink available from the bar.

Karamel, London N22

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Frank Watson: Soundings From The Estuary

Meet photographer and academic Frank Watson who will be signing copies of his book Soundings From The Estuary published by his own imprint The Hush House.

The Photographers' Gallery, London W1F

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0845 262 1618

  • 18:30 – 20:00

George Miles: Views Of Matlock Bath

Meet photographer George Miles who will be in the bookshop to launch his first publication Views Of Matlock Bath, published by Black Dog Publishing.

The Photographers' Gallery, London W1F

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0845 262 1618

  • 18:30
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Graham Hancock: War God: Return Of The Plumed Serpent: Talk

Return to a world of Aztecs and conquistadors, of politics, action and magic, the world of Graham Hancock's War God. Weaving historical record with fantasy fiction, Return of the Plumed Serpent is the enthralling new novel. Delve into the mysteries of our ancient past, in the company of an accomplished and…

Foyles, London WC2H

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 020 7437 5660

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Ian Doescher Signing The Jedi Doth Return

A book signing event with Ian Doescher celebrates the culmination of William Shakespeare's Star Wars trilogy.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 13:00 – 14:00

In The Picture With Kai Wiedenhofer: Confrontiers

Photographer Kai Wiedenhofer will be joining us to present Confrontier, a comprehensive project that demonstrates his conviction that walls are not solutions, but proof of human weakness, error and our inability to communicate with one another.

The Frontline Club, London W2

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7479 8960

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Insight With Gabriella Coleman: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

Anonymous confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece, Gabriella Coleman will be with us in conversation with economics editor at Channel 4 News, Paul Mason, to shed some light on the motivations and culture of this secretive group.

The Frontline Club, London W2

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7479 8960

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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Isle Of Wight Literary Festival

An eclectic festival featuring readings, lectures and signings from top writers, including Gyles Brandreth, Penelope Keith, Louis de Bernieres and Sir Max Hastings.

Northwood House, Cowes

Thu 16 Oct

£2–£16

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Fri 17 Oct

£2–£16

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 18 Oct

£2–£16

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sun 19 Oct

£2–£16

  • 10:00 – 19:00

John Challis: Author Event

The Only Fools And Horses star, who played Boycie in the series, signs copies of his novel.

Waterstones, Macclesfield

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01625 424212

  • 12:00 – 14:00

John Lahr: Talk

The author and critic talks to theatre director Sir Nicholas Hytner about his biography of playwright Tennessee Williams, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh, and signs copies of the book.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Thu 6 Nov

£8 (£6) / 0161 833 9833

  • 18:00

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

Ken Follett: Book Signing

A day of fun activities for all ages to celebrate Books Are My Bag day, including a guest appearance from best-selling novelist Ken Follett, signing his newest novel from The Century Trilogy, Edge Of Eternity.

David's Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City

Sat 11 Oct

Phone for prices / 01462 684631

  • 11:00
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Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

  • 13:00

Overgate, Dundee

Fri 10 Oct

Free

  • 16:30

Waterstones, London E14

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0843 290 8209

  • 12:30

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Laia Abril: The Epilogue

Meet photographer and Laia Abril who will be signing copies of her new book The Epilogue published by Dewi Lewis.

The Photographers' Gallery, London W1F

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0845 262 1618

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The London Modernist Literary Event

An afternoon of Mod related authors talking about their books and inspirations behind their work.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15 / 020 7258 2925

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mark Billingham

The author from Birmingham signs copies of his latest book.

Biddulph Town Hall

Fri 7 Nov

Phone for prices / 01782 297836

  • 20:00
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Meet Martina Cole

Meet the Queen of Crime Drama, Martina Cole at Waterstones.

Waterstones, Doncaster

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01302 329 142

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Military Historian Antony Beevor

Dulwich Books of West Dulwich in association with Alleyn's School presents international bestselling author and multi-award-winning military historian Antony Beevor who will be discussing his latest book, The Second World War.

Alleyn's School, London SE22

Thu 9 Oct

£10 / 02085 571541

  • 19:30 – 21:00

My American Odyssey: From The Windrush To The Whitehouse

My American Odyssey charts the life of a Black British boy, growing up in 1980s England, and travelling around America, sharing the cultural, historical and, at times emotional, links and contrasts between the two countries.

The Drum, Birmingham

Tue 4 Nov

£3 (£2) / 0121 333 2444

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Paul Potts: Book Signing

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

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 6 Nov

Auditorium

£28 / 028 9033 4400

  • 20:00

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:30

Peter F Hamilton Book Signing

Sci-Fi author and best seller Peter F Hamilton holds a signing of his latest book The Abyss Beyond Dreams, the first book in a new series.

Waterstones, Milton Keynes

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01908 696260

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Waterstones, Colchester

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 01206 767623

  • 13:00
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