Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Booka Bookshop and cafe

News from our local independent book shop.

Latest events coming up at Booka Bookshop...

Wild - Cheryl Strayed - Tuesday 15th October 7pm
The Blood Crows - Simon Scarrow - Friday 25th October 7pm
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Wild - Cheryl Strayed

Tuesday 15th October 2013 – 7.00pm at Booka

Wild – A Journey From Lost to Found

Join us for an evening with Cheryl Strayed as she talks about her memoir Wild - the Oprah bookclub choice, New York Times Bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week.

Wild tells the inspiring story of an eleven-hundred mile solo hike that Cheryl Strayed undertook at the age of twenty-six. Four years earlier she thought she had lost everything when her mother died of cancer.  Her family scattered in their grief, her marriage soon crumbled and slowly her life spun out of control. With seemingly nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state – and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking or backpacking.

Told with suspense, warmth and humour, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of a journey that maddened, and terrified and which ultimately strengthened and healed her.

Tickets: £10 (includes a signed paperback copy of Wild, plus refreshments)

Please book in advance - for tickets,  call in at the shop, give us a call or send us an email.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like a signed and dedicated copy of Wild, please contact us.

Here’s a clip of Cheryl talking about the book 

Dick and Dom

Thursday 7th November - 4.00pm at Booka

Come and meet CBBC stars Dick and Dom at Booka for the signing of their new book Dick and Dom’s Slightly Naughty But Very Silly Words.

Dick and Dom are pan generational household names who have been delighting television audiences for well over a decade. They are now be bringing some of their trademark silliness and sparkle to the world of children’s books.

Dick and Dom’s Slightly Naughty But Very Silly Words! is a collection of their brilliant made-up words and phrases - slightly naughty but very silly words that are perfectly OK to say in front of adults of all varieties, shapes and sizes.

Tickets: £7.99 (includes a signed personalised copy of Dick and Dom’s book)

Entry is by Ticket (a family requires only one ticket)

Please book in advance - for tickets,  call in at the shop, give us a call or send us an email.

Simon Scarrow - The Blood Crows

Friday 25th October 2013 - 7.00pm at Booka

Join Simon Scarrow, the bestselling author of Praetorian, The Legion and The Gladiator, as he returns with a new thrilling Roman adventure - The Blood Crows.

For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium. Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance. But with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato’s own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits. And if they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius’s rule may be at stake, and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably.

Tickets: £10 (redeemable against a signed hardback copy of The Blood Crows. Includes refreshments).

Please book in advance - for tickets,  call in at the shop, give us a call or send us an email.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like a signed and dedicated copy of  The Blood Crows, please contact us.

Book of the Month - October

Our Book of the Month for September is One Summer by Bill Bryson

Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction, Bill Bryson, travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever - the summer of 1927.

We have signed first edition hardback copies of One Summer in stock and are offering a FREE coffee and cake with every purchase this month. 

Children's Book of the Month - October

Our children's book of the month for October is Herman's Letter by Tom Percival.

In this charming story, Herman the bear embarks upon an epic journey to deliver a very special letter and to ensure that his friendship with Henry the racoon really is FOREVER. With lift-the-flap letters and stunning artwork, Herman’s Letter is guaranteed to be a hit – we LOVE this book and you will too!

We have signed copies of Herman's Letter in stock.

Booka News

Children's Story Times
Saturday 12th October - Penguin and Pinecone story time - 11.00am at Booka (part of the Oswestry Makes Festival)
Saturday 19th October - Toffee Apple Night story time - 11.00am at Booka (part of the Oswestry Apple Day)

Both story times are free - just come along and enjoy!

Signed Copies
We have lots of signed copies now in stock, with more on order.  These include books by: Bill Bryson, Jeremy Paxman, Eleanor Catton, Tom Kerridge, Conn Iggulden, Rachel Khoo, Victoria Hislop, Matt Sewell, Patrick Ness, David Almond, Oliver Jeffers and Tom Percival. 

Christmas Catalogue
Our Christmas catalogue is now available. It tells you about a special selection of this year’s most enticing books. Call in and take a look at all the great titles we have in stock, plus our distinctive range of gifts, games, cards and stationery – we have something for everyone on your Christmas present list!

Booka Bookclub - Currently reading: The Crow Road by Ian Banks. Next meeting Wednesday 16th October, 7.30pm at Booka
Book & a Beer Bookclub - Currently reading: A Box of Birds by Charles Fernyhough. Next meeting Thursday 7th November, 7.30pm at Booka

Children's Bookclub - Currently reading: The Great Galloon by Tom Banks
First Thursday Bookclub
- Currently reading:The Rig by Joe Dulcie

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