The Best Book Events in the City

Out of a mixture of gratitude and admiration, we turn our shop, twice a week or so, into a miniature auditorium in which authors talk about and read from their work, meet their readers, and engage in lively debate about the burning topics of the day. Find out here who’s scheduled to appear.

Audio and Video

Missed one of our sold-out events, or longing to revisit an evening you enjoyed? This site includes a healthy selection of audio, video and pictures from previous events in the Bookshop. Browse through our calendar, or scroll down for a full listing.

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  • Customer Evenings
  • World Lit. Events

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

There's nothing quite like the experience of meeting the author of a favourite book. But if you weren't able to make it to one of our readings, don't despair! Explore the sights and sounds of events you may have missed – or want to revisit – below.

Events / An Evening with James Ellroy

Great homicide detectives are largely men and women with chaotic inner lives, and they need to impose order on the external. I need to write novels.

James Ellroy’s hardboiled, idiosyncratic explorations of Los Angeles police corruption and ...

Events / Rising Ground: Place Writing Now

It's not about travelling across the world to exotic places: it's about digging where you stand.

Writing about place – a sub-genre of travel writing that subverts it by being about staying put, rather than moving – has been enjoying an ...

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