Saturday, 13 August 2022

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Message from Booka Bookshop

August 2022
Welcome to our August Newsletter,

As the temperatures rise - don't get all hot and bothered - find a shady spot, a cool drink and read our latest 'sizzling ' newsletter. Full of events, news and literary happenings. Dip your toe into our world, and let books pull you through. 
Attend any instore event and get 10% off any other purchases instore on the night.

An Evening with Simon Mayo – Tick Tock

Join bestselling author and popular broadcaster Simon Mayo as he talks about his stunning new thriller Tick Tock.  

Dinosaur Day at Booka

Unfortunately our Dinosaur Storytime with Sian is sold out.

Please click here for Dinosaur talk with 'Dr Buckley'.

An Evening with Clare Mackintosh – The Last Party

Join bestselling author Clare Mackintosh as she talks about her new novel The Last Party – the first in a stunning new crime series set on the Welsh/English border. 

An Evening with Dan Jones – Essex Dogs

An evening with bestselling historian Dan Jones as he talks about his historical fiction debut  Essex Dogs, the explosive first instalment in an epic new trilogy set during the Hundred Years War. 

An Evening with Sabrina Ghayour – Persiana Everyday

Calling all foodies! Join us for an evening with Sabrina Ghayour, 'The Golden Girl of Persian Cookery' as she talks about her new cookbook Persiana Everyday with a live cookery demo and tiny tastes of dishes from the book.

An Evening with Kit De Waal – Without Warning and Only Sometimes

Join us for an evening with award-winning author Kit de Waal as she talks about her vivid and compelling childhood memoir Without Warning and Only Sometimes. 

An Evening with Raynor Winn – Landlines

Join us for an evening with Raynor Winn, the bestselling author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence, as she talks about her highly anticipated new book, Landlines. 

An Afternoon Peter James – Picture You Dead

 Join us for an afternoon with bestselling crime author Peter James as he talks about his new Roy Grace novel Picture You Dead. 

Ruth Jones – Love Untold

We're thrilled to announce an event with much loved actress, screenwriter and bestselling author, Ruth Jones, for her new novel Love Untold.

Amy Beashel - We Are All Constellations Book Launch

Join Amy Beashel to celebrate the launch of her new book We Are All Constellations.

 An Afternoon of Poetry with Brian Bilston

Join bestselling poet and beloved novelist Brian Bilston as he talks about his new book Days Like These, a brilliant new way to mark and celebrate every single day of the year.

An Evening with Susannah Constantine

Join us for an evening with writer, fashion stylist and What Not to Wear star Susannah Constantine as she tells her remarkable story captured in her memoir Ready For Absolutely Nothing.

An Afternoon with Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan

Join bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan as they talk about their new novel Mad Honey, a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

Fiction - The Night Ship 

by Jess Kidd

Based on a real-life event, an epic historical novel from the award-winning author of Things in Jars, that illuminates the lives of two characters: a girl shipwrecked on an island off Western Australia and, over three hundred years later, a boy finding a home with his grandfather on the very same island.

Non Fiction - Endurance

by Levison Wood

We are always captivated by tales of courage and bravery, of world-firsts and death-defying experiences. In this anthology, explorer and bestselling author Levison Wood has gathered 100 of the most fascinating accounts of human endurance throughout history.


by Karen Joy Fowler

Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2022, Booth by Karen Joy Fowler now has the honour of being our Packing Room Pick this week!

Does Booth get your vote? This epic novel tells a story of the ill-fated Booth family, made up of thespians, drinkers and dreamers, whose most infamous son is destined to commit a terrible and violent act.

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Boy Soldier to Book Seller (Part One)

Some of you will know Ben from making your regular coffee order or shipping your latest parcel, and some of you may know Ben as a Apache Helicopter Pilot.

Read on to find out how Ben went from Boy Soldier to Booka Bookseller!

From Booka to Paradise

It's the holiday season.

Time to……..relax.

This is the moment I have waited for over the last 3 years – a long overdue and very welcome return to one of our 'Happy Places' – the idyllic Cycladic Island of Santorini.

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