We pride ourselves in organising regular events throughout the year. Our events help bring books alive and give children the opportunity to meet their favourite authors, be introduced to new books or cuddle a character. Please be aware that events are very popular and you will need to book a place.
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE @2:30PM: IBW, BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS, BAD NANA WITH SOPHY HENN AND FREE FIZZ AND CAKE
To launch Independent Bookshop Week and to celebrate our Big 10th Birthday join us throughout the day for 10% off all books and take part in the 10 different activities taking place throughout the day, including:
Oi Frog rhyming treasure hunt
Book Nook treasure hunt
The Big Book Title Quiz
Designing your own character
Sharing your top 10 books
Colouring, crafts and drawing competitionsAt 2.30pm: Join author and illustrator Sophy Henn for a Bad Nana: All the Fun of the Fair event followed by our Big 10 Year Celebration between 3-5pm: Help us celebrate our birthday with free fizz and cake for our lovely customers.
TUESDAY 18TH JUNE @4.15PM: SAM COPELAND AND SARAH HORNE – Storytelling and BOOK SIGNING
Come and meet the author and illustrator of this fantastic new laugh-out-loud series. Listen to a hilarious reading, ask Sam and Sarah any burning questions about how they came up with and illustrated the series and get your book signed. Fun and giggles guaranteed.
Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret… He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino! Trouble is, he can’t decide when – it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about:
His brother (who is in hospital)
His parents (who are panicking about it)
And the school bully (who has Charlie in his sights)
And even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn’t keen on changing into a chicken in the middle of the school play. So with the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power – and fast!
‘Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo’ Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs
Free event but please book here.
THURSDAY 20TH JUNE @4PM: STORY TIME AND CRAFT SESSION
We're continuing the IBW (Independent Bookshop Week) celebration with an after school story and craft event. Listen to the story, take part in the craft activity and take your creation home.
Free event but please book a place.
Saturday 22nd June @ 11am: Nick Sharratt with Animal Pants *fully booked*
*This event is now fully booked but if you would like to pre-order a signed copy of Animal Pants please head to our online shop*
Book Nook favourite Nick Sharratt, creator of Shark in the Park, returns and will be reading and drawing from his fantastic new book, Animal Pants! Come and meet Nick and get a book signed.
Baa pants, moo pants, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO pants . . . Have you ever wondered what kind of pants honey bees wear? What about iguanas? Or even piranhas? Find out in this joyous explosion of colour and silliness that will have readers of all ages laughing together.
Free event but please book a place.
Wednesday 3rd July @ 6:30 - Anna at War Book Launch
Join us as we launch local author Helen Peters' new book Anna at War.
About the book
As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna's parents put her on a train leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up in web of betrayal and secrecy.
How can she prove whose side she's on when she can't tell anyone the truth? But actions speak louder than words, and Anna has a dangerous plan...
A brilliant and moving wartime adventure from the author of Evie's Ghost.
Free event but please <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Helen%20Peters&body=Please%20state%20how%20many%20adults%20and%20children%20would%20like%20to%20attend." target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">book a place</a>.