On Friday 15th June, local poet Marilyn Timms celebrated the launch of her poetry collection "Poppy Juice" at the beginning of Independent Bookshop Week 2018. #IBW2018
On 16th May we welcomed back Vanessa Berridge to talk about her new book "Great British Gardeners". We have some signed copies available in the shop.
On 2nd May we had an informal and engaging evening with Bristol-based debut novelist Katy Mahood. It was fascinating to hear the background to her novel "Entanglement" which we would highly recommend!
Visitors to the shop on Saturday 11th November enjoyed free coffee with raspberry and almond cakes to celebrate our Christmas Fika day. We were able to display a great selection of Scandinavian books and Nordic noir! Hopefully this will become an annual event...
Local author Sam Guglani signing copies of his novel "Histories" after a fantastic sell-out event at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham. Signed copies are available in the shop.
On 28th June 2017 we were delighted to spend a summer evening with Sally Vickers. Salley was in conversation with Sam Guglani about her new book “Cousins”, in the event held at Chapel Arts, Knapp Street, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ. Chapel Arts is an exciting new arts venue near the centre of Cheltenham. “A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress” Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge “Cousins takes the form of a threefold fictional memoir in which Vickers explores “family, that spider’s web of which we are all a part”, with its secrets, evasions and silences.” The Guardian “A masterfully written family drama. This book grabbed me instantly with its beautifully descriptive language and its web of well drawn, emotive characters” Goodreads
#IBW2017 runs from Saturday 24th June until Saturday 1st July On Saturday 24th June we offered a 15% discount on all book purchases, and free coffee or tea; also those spending £25 received a free Harry Potter 20th Anniversary tote bag. During the week we were selling a Special Edition Philip Pullman Essay "Imaginary Friends" which is only available in Independent Bookshops.
We had an enthralling time discussing Peter Pan, "walking the plank" and then creating our own picture of Never land.
Peter Clegg organised a very popular Seminar on Sourdough bread with a fascinating bread tasting. Sign up for our newsletter for information on upcoming events.