Friday 30 September 2022

Top Gun, Maverick - Myddle flicks in the sticks 16th November

Message from Jenny Ruck, Myddle Flicks in the Sticks.

November film is

TOP GUN, MAVERICK on Wednesday 16th November - see attached poster for details

Booka Bookshop coming events in September

Message from Booka Bookshop


September 2022
Welcome to our September Newsletter,

The days are shortening and our events schedule is lengthening... join us at one of our autumn events and cosy up with a good read. 
Attend any instore event and get 10% off any other purchases instore on the night.

An Evening with Sali Hughes

Join us for an evening with  journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author Sali Hughes as she talk about her brand new book 'Everything Is Washable and Other Life Lessons' – a smart guide to help us all navigate the pitfalls of modern life. 

Teller of the Unexpected by Matthew Dennison (Moreton Hall Event)

Author of the biography 'The Queen' Matthew Dennison, will be presenting a talk on his latest biography on the Life of Roald Dahl, at the Holroyd Community Theatre on September 29th. This event is free to attend.  

Amy Beashel - We Are All Constellations Book Launch

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

Underwater World Storytime & Book Signing With Tamara Macfarlane

Come and join Tamara Macfarlane for a dive beneath the sea! Explore amazing underwater creatures, learn about ghostly galleons and phantom vessels and create your own deep-sea animal! Age: 5-11 years.

 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 Afternoon with Liz Hyder and Rebecca F. John

Join us for an afternoon with historical fiction authors Liz Hyder and Rebecca F. John as they talk about their books, The Gifts and Fannie. 

An Evening with Sheena Patel – I'm a Fan

Join us for an evening with Sheena Patel as she talks about her remarkable debut novel I'm a Fan, a book brimming with character and ideas that touches the heart of modern British culture. 

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.

Knit With Jess

Calling all Knitters!  Will you help us decorate Booka this Christmas? Come and knit with Jess, Upstairs at Booka from 10am – 2pm on Thursday 20th Oct. Hot chocolate & yarn provided, please bring your own needles.

An Evening with Rachel Joyce

Join us for an evening with Rachel Joyce, the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, as a decade on, she resurrects the novel's beloved characters in Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North.

An Evening with Martin O'Neill – My Life in Football

Join us for an evening with football legend Martin O'Neill as he talks about his life in football and launches his new autobiography, On Days Like These.

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 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 - Sometimes People Die

by Simon Stephenson

Written by ex-doctor Simon Stephenson (who's previous was speculative fiction 'Set My Heart to Five') this is a dry and darkly humorous tale of a disgraced, opiate-addict doctor on his last chance at a grotty east London hospital.

Non Fiction - And Finally

by Henry Marsh

"As a neurosurgeon, I lived in a world filled with fear and suffering, death and cancer. But rarely, if ever, did I think about what it would be like if what I witnessed at work every day happened to me. This book is the story of how I became a patient myself."

Stone Blind

by Natalie Haynes

This is the story of how a young woman became a monster. And how she was never really a monster at all.

Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes is our Packing Room Pick this week! Read about the infamous Medusa's story as it is brought to life in this spectacular book. Even better within this Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition, which is numbered and features amazingly designed sprayed edges.

Order Your Signed Copy

A Team Effort: Five Books that Inspired the Writing of Your Show

When discussing my latest novel Your Show, published in April by Faber and longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize this year, I am always keen to stress that it is more than just a book for followers of the so-called 'beautiful game'. 

Read on to find out the five books that inspired Ashley Hickson-Lovence.

Nilopar Uddin Guest Blog

One of the key pieces of advice given to aspiring authors is to read– read lots, read widely, read everything! So, when I was asked to write a blog about the books that made me, I knew immediately that it was going to be challenging – I'll give it a try, but frankly, the books listed below will only be the tip of the iceberg.

From Booka to Ramsgate (via Margate)

Oh the places we will go….

Do you love a road trip?  Tim and I do and given the chance we will jump in the car and head off on 'the open road' to track down 'all the bright places' and re-fill our creative reserves by visiting other villages, towns and cities.