Events at The Book Nook


WEDNESDAYS @ 10am: Bring your little ones in from some gentle stories, a play in the pirate ship, and maybe have a coffee in the Little Nook Café! All welcome!

FRIDAYS @ 10am: Join us for a cosy session, including a story. Toys will be provided for children to play with. Tickets £2.50 per child, more details and booking here.

Monday Lego Club tickets here. £2. Six spaces only.

Tuesday Story Time. Free, drop in!

Wednesday Lego Club tickets here. £2. Six spaces only.

Thursday Story and Craft Club tickets here. £1, drop ins also welcome.

Saturday 4th – Sunday May 26th

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL: Children’s Illustration Exhibition

In celebration of the wealth of talented children’s book illustrators in Brighton, Hove and close by, we will be exhibiting a selection of their work at the Book Nook throughout the 2024 Brighton Festival.

Stop by the shop to browse the artwork! We’ll also be at all the Festivals’ Young Readers events, have a look at what’s on here.


Saturday 25th May @ 11am

AUTHOR EVENT: Draw along of Dino Dad with STEVEN LENTON

Bring your pencils and paper for a draw along with superstar illustrator Steven Lenton, and celebrate his latest collaboration Dino Dad.

Please book here.

Tuesday 28th May @ 11am: Under The Sea crafts and stories.

Wednesday 29th May @ 10am: Toddler story time.

Thursday 30th May @ 2pm

AUTHOR EVENT: Folk stories and crafts with DAWN CASEY and My Friend Tree.

Join Dawn Casey for a heart-warming story-time event where she reads from My Friend Tree, alongside telling an old Somerset folk-story The Apple Tree Man before leading the children in a fun craft activity of making acorn friends!

Suitable for families. Please book here

Friday 31st May @ 10am: Lego Stay and Play

Tickets available here. £2.50 each, limited to 6.

Saturday 1st June @ 2pm: Minibeasts Crafts and Stories.


Saturday 8th June @ 11am


Put on your fairy wings and fly to Fairyland with Robert Tregoning, author of Out of the Blue and A Fairy Called Fred

Fred works at the Wish Granting Plant and now you can too! When wishes arrive in the form of letters, can you use your imagination and design skills to make those wishes come true?

An interactive story time event for children aged 4+. Please book here.

Saturday 8th June @ 2pm – ALL SAINTS CHURCH

AUTHOR EVENT: Ten Year Anniversary Celebration for Murder Most Unladylike with ROBIN STEVENS ~ticketed event.

Join Robin at All Saints Church in Hove for this very special event to celebrate a decade of Murder Most Unladylike.

Robin will be looking back to where it all began as well as at what’s next for her favourite characters. She’ll also be signing books purchased at the event.

To buy a ticket for *two* people, including *one* copy of the 10th anniversary special edition of the book (£10), go here.

To buy a ticket for *three* people, including *one* copy of the 10th anniversary special edition of the book (£15), go here.

Saturday 15th June @ 11:30am

AUTHOR EVENT: The Elephant and the Sea with ED VERE.

We kick off Independent Bookshop Week with the wonderful The Artist and How To Be A Lion author Ed Vere and his brand new picture book The Elephant and the Sea. Please book here.

Friday 21st June @ 4pm

AUTHOR EVENT: Grimwood Party!!!! with NADIA SHIREEN ~ticketed event.

Join us for a party, Grimwood style! Get your disco clothes on and enjoy some party games and snacks with author Nadia Shireen!

We’ll be celebrating the fourth book in her hilarious series for ages 6+ Grimwood: Party Animals.

Expect all manner of silly fun, including pass the parcel, pin the tail on the fox and, of course, a game of Treebonk. Plus, get your book signed by Nadia herself!

Dress code: DISCO!

Ticket Price: £12.99 includes a hardback copy of Grimwood: Party Animals, entry to the party for two people, games, snacks and a drink. Get yours here.

Saturday 22nd June @ 11am

AUTHOR EVENT: Puffin fun with CATH HOWE and Call The Puffins.

Celebrate the newly published Call the Puffins: Muffin and the Shipwreck, and join Cath Howe as she introduces you to Muffin, Tiny and the rest of the rescue puffins on the island of Egg.

Discover the lives of real puffins, how to draw your own puffin and learn to sing the puffin promise. Please book here.

Some previous events @ The Book Nook…