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.

Forthcoming events

Amazing authors, book signings galore, exciting events at the Brighton Festival and The Book Nook’s 10th Birthday!

Saturday 18th May @ 11am: David Litchfield with The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle

We are delighted to welcome author and illustrator David Litchfield to The Book Nook for a fun-filled event celebrating his gorgeous picture book The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle where you can help create an animal-themed piece of artwork too.David will be painting our window afterwards so keep an eye out for his amazing illustrations to appear. This event is free but please book.

Thursday 30th may @11am: Half Term story and craft session

Come and enjoy a half-term story and craft session with Naomi. Listen to a story and make your own unique origami bookmark. Best for age 5+. Free session but please email the shop to book.

saturday 1st june @11am: Story Time and Craft Session

Come along and listen to a story and get crafty with Naomi at our popular story time event. Free event but please email the shop to book a place.

Saturday 8th June @11am: Matt Carr with Rocketmole

Come and meet Matt Carr and hear his brand new story. Get a book signed at this free event. Please email the shop to book a place.

A brave and bold new picture book by Matt Carr, perfectly timed for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Meet the mole on a mission! Armstrong the star-nosed mole doesn’t dig living underground.

His friends think building a rocket to go to the moon, alone, is an astronomically bad idea, but Armstrong is determined to boldly go where no mole has gone before. On the moon, Armstrong bounces around in his space suit, but soon starts to miss his cautious mole mates. How can a mole with big dreams have it all: adventure AND friendship?

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.
At 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.  Free events but please book here:

Sophy Henn
Big 10 Year Celebration
Book me in for both!

Tuesday 18th June @4.15pm: Sam Copeland and Sarah Horne – Book Signing

Come and meet the author and illustrator of this fantastic new laugh-out-loud series and get a book signed. Free event but please email the shop to book.

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


Come and enjoy an after-school story and craft session with Naomi. Free session but please email the shop to book.

Saturday 22nd June @11am: Nick Sharratt with Animal Pants

Nick Sharratt will be reading and drawing from his fantastic new book, Animal Pants! Come and meet Nick and get a book signed. Free event but please email the shop to book a place.

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 – a hilarious rhyming read, from the author of Giraffes Can’t Dance and the illustrator of You Choose.

What’s on at the Brighton Festival?

There are loads of exciting events and interesting things to do as part of the Brighton Festival. Meet some of your favourite children’s authors and illustrators including Guy Parker-Rees, Sophy Henn, Nick Sharratt, Joseph Coelho, Holly Smale, Cerrie Burnell and Onjali Q. Rauf, author of this year’s Young City Reads book, The Boy at the Back of the Class

To book tickets click here.