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Book Club

This months book club title will be the Handmaid's Tale. A great chance to read or reread Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian fiction ahead of the sequel being released in September. No need to sign up, just come along and enjoy a great discussion on fantastic literature, some wine, and a 20% discount (only to be redeemed…

Waterstone's, Petersfield

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0843 290 8547

Book Club Meeting

Our book club will be meeting to discuss *Dear Mrs Bird *by A J Pearce. London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt at *Woman's Friend…

Waterstones, Barnstaple

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 01271 374433

Book Club - Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

Join our friendly book group on Wednesday 3rd July from 5pm-6pm to discuss the delightful Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller. 'Now We Shall Be Entirely Free, a high grade cat-and-mouse manhunt that covers the length of Britain during the Napoleonic Wars - a sort of The 39 Steps with added malice - is…

Waterstones, Wakefield

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 01924 387613

Book Group Talk With Sonia Velton

We could not be more excited to welcome Sonia Velton to store. Sonia will talk to us from 10 to 11am about all things Blackberry & Wild Rose. I am sure you will not want to miss out. No tickets required, just turn up! This is a brilliant book that you can buy on the day if you wish.

Waterstones, Durham

Sat 28 Sep

Free / 0191 383 1488

Book Launch 'barnhill' By Norman Bissell

We are delighted to welcome Normal Bissell to the store to celebrate the launch of his new novel Barnhill, based on George Orwell's time living on Jura as he wrote his enduring dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell left post-war London for Barnhill, a remote farmhouse on the Isle of Jura, to write…

Waterstones, Oban

Thu 18 Jul

Free / 01631 571455

Book Launch: Girl In A Cage By Jane Yolen And Robert J Harris

Join us in store for a fantastic evening to launch the british publication of Girl in a Cage. The wonderful author Elizabeth Wein will be chairing a discussion with visiting American author Jane Yolen and St Andrews author Robert J Harris on their collaboration to write Girl in a Cage. There will be an oppurtunity to ask…

Waterstones, St Andrews

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 01334 477893

Book Launch: Scotland's Animal Superstars

Join us to help celebrate the launch of 'Scotland's Animal Superstars! Kimberlie Hamilton, author of the fabulous 'Rebel Cats' will be telling us about loads of Scotland's animal heroes. Then there will be some fun activities for the wee ones. There may even be a very special four legged guest here too!

Waterstones, Oban

Sat 6 Jul

Free / 01631 571455

Book Launch: T. M. Logan - 'the Holiday'

You are invited to the launch of 'The Holiday' - the nail-biting new thriller by best-selling local sensation T. M. Logan ('Lies', '29 Seconds')! The evening will feature a reading, Q"> THE HOLIDAY T. M. Logan Seven days. * *Three families. * *One killer. It was supposed to be the perfect holiday, dreamed up by…

Waterstones, Nottingham

Thu 25 Jul

Free / 0115 947 0069

Book Launch: Upperdown By David Brennan

Waterstones Cork is delighted to host the launch of ***Upperdown* (Epoque Press) the debut novel by author **David Brennan. David currently resides between Ireland and Asia. He has been nominated for the Hennessy New Irish Writer Award 2019. He was one of the winners of the Irish Novel Fair 2018. In 2016 he won the Frank…

Waterstones, Cork

Thu 27 Jun

Book Launch Willie Orr's 'the Shepherd And The Morning Star'

We are delighted to celebrate the launch of Willie Orr's memoir 'The Shepherd and the Morning Star. The Shepherd and the Morning Star is a remarkable double biography and autobiography. In the course of it the life of the son, Willie Orr, gradually emerges from under the shadow of that of his father, Lawrence Orr (PB)…

Waterstones, Oban

Mon 17 Jun

Free / 01631 571455

Book Launch With Latoya Likambi

Latoya Likambi is a highly confident, eloquent, and very inspiring 12-year old Cameroonian-British girl from Liverpool. She wrote her first book at the tender age of 7 years old, which she then edited and published at age 10. Latoya would like to pave the way for her peers to follow and write their own books, that will…

Waterstones, Liverpool

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0151 709 9820

Book Launch With Tamsin Winter - Jemima Small Versus The Universe

We're throwing a party to celebrate the launch of Tamsin Winter's second young adult novel Jemima Small Versus The Universe. We'll have a few complimentary nibbles and cold drinks, and maybe a crafty glass of fizz for grown-up types. Tamsin will deliver a short talk and read an excerpt from her novel. We are…

Waterstones, Market Harborough

Thu 4 Jul

Free / 01858 410957

Book Quiz

Everyone is welcome to our regular monthly book quiz. This month our quizmaster will be Helen and some, or more, of our questions may be based on books, authors and subjects covered at the Bradford Literature Festival! To celebrate the festival we will, for one month only, be hosting the quiz in the Festival Hub in…

Waterstones, Bradford

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 01274 723127

Book Signing: Meet Jane Yolen & Robert J. Harris

We're delighted to welcome Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris to Perth. Jane and Robert's latest novel Girl in a Cage is based in a thrilling period in Scottish history, featuring an indomitable young heroine: the daughter of Robert the Bruce.

Waterstones, Perth

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 01738 643478

Book Signing With Emma Read

Come along and join us as we welcome Emma Read to our store, who will be signing copies of her brand new book 'Milton the Mighty', a hilarious new tale in a brand new series!

Waterstones, Chippenham

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 01249 446760

Book Signing With International Netball Player Geva Mentor

We are delighted to welcome Geva Mentor to our Liverpool store. She will be signing her autobiography, 'Leap: Making The Jump To Take Netball To The Top Of The World'. The event is free and all are welcome! Geva Mentor is the best netballer in the world. In her honest, open and inspiring autobiography,* Leap*, she…

Waterstones, Liverpool

Tue 16 Jul

Free / 0151 709 9820

Book Signing With Local Author Rosie Andersen

Meet Suffolk resident and author Rosie Andersen, who will be signing copies of her book *The Lost Key. *Taking her inspiration from folktale and myth, *The Lost Key *is a beautifully written fable of adventure and endurance, steeped in Suffolk's Anglo-Saxon folklore.

Southwold Books

Fri 28 Jun

Book Signing With Simon James Green

We are delighted to announce that Simon James Green - author of Noah Can't Even *and *Noah Could Never *will be visiting us in-store on * Saturday 29th June *at * 3-4pm *to sign copies of his new book, *Alex in Wonderland! Come along and say hello and grab yourself a signed copy - the perfect way to celebrate Pride…

Waterstones, Gateshead

Sat 29 Jun

Book Talk by Diane Calton Smith

Diane Calton Smith will be discussing her books with visitors and will be talking about how she develops her characters. Diane has a new book which is due for release shortly, which is based around Tudor and Stuart Wisbech and the Fens. Diane's books are sold in our shop.

National Trust: Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech

Sat 13 Jul

Free Admission applies / 01945 583463

Bookbinding Workshop With Lori Sauer - Am

Learn the art of creating beautiful bindings in this workshop suitable for all skill levels. Lori Sauer is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and teaches master- classes in the UK and abroad, specialising in contemporary design.This two-hour workshop will teach you simple binding techniques and you will create a piece to…

White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough

Fri 27 Sep

£25

Bookbinding Workshop With Lori Sauer - Pm

Learn the art of creating beautiful bindings in this workshop suitable for all skill levels. Lori Sauer is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and teaches master- classes in the UK and abroad, specialising in contemporary design.This two-hour workshop will teach you simple binding techniques and you will create a piece to…

White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough

Fri 27 Sep

£25

Bookbug

Join some of the North Berwick Library staff for a special Bookbug session in the Spiegeltent. The songs, rhymes and stories are intended for under 5's, but older siblings are very welcome to come along and help us sing!

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

Free

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Thu 8 Aug

Free

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Books - a Friday afternoon talk

This series of talks will bring out some of the books in our library, giving you an opportunity to see the beautiful illustrations and engravings inside the books.

National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Fri 28 Jun

£4.50 Booking advisable, admission applies / 01787 379228

Fri 26 Jul

£4.50 Booking advisable, admission applies / 01787 379228

Fri 30 Aug

£4.50 Booking advisable, admission applies / 01787 379228

…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

Books and Beans Poetry Night

Monthly poetry reading and open mic night. Audience members are encouraged to bring a poem to share.

Books and Beans, Aberdeen

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 01224 646 438

Featuring poet and translator Alasdair Gordon.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Thu 25 Jul

Free / 01224 646 438

Featuring poet and translator Alasdair Gordon.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Thu 29 Aug

Free / 01224 646 438

Featuring poet and translator Alasdair Gordon.

  • 18:30 – 20:00
…and 16 more dates until 31 Dec 2020

Books In Conversation: His Dark Materials

To celebrate a brilliant selection of new releases this year we'll be hosting a series of book club style evenings to discuss some of our all time favourite books and some of the new releases that we at Kendal are especially excited about. Philip Pullman's long awaited second installment of The Book of Dust: The Secret…

Waterstones, Kendal

Thu 19 Sep

Free / 01539 741771