Wednesday 31st May @ 11am

Billy and the Mini Monsters with Zanna Davidson and Melanie Williamson

Join author Zanna Davidson and illustrator Melanie Williamson as Billy and his Mini Monsters get ready for a sleepover that all goes wrong!

There will be story telling and drawing, so be sure to bring plenty of paper and pencils! Book here.


Friday 2nd June @ 11am

Jam Inventions Workshop with Chrissie Sains and Slugs Invade the Jam Factory

The Book Nook will become a jam factory for the day as you design a jam invention all of your own! Led by Chrissie Sains, author of  the hilarious ‘Alien in the Jam Factory’ series. Book here.

Saturday June 3rd @ 11am

Crab story time! Sheldon’s New Shell + beach clean!

Come and celebrate the gentle eco message of this beautiful rhyming picture book, and hear Sheldon read by a giant crab!

The crab will then lead volunteers to the beach for a beach clean!

We’re offering a FREE hot chocolate to take down to the beach clean with every copy of Sheldon’s New Shell bought. Reusable cup required!

Story time and craft from 11am-12noon, Hove Beach Clean 12noon-2pm. Join in for any part you like, suitable for all ages. Please book here.

Saturday 10th June @ 2pm

Call of the Titanic, with Lindsay Galvin.

Learn the story of doomed passenger liner Titanic, and find out how fact and fiction were blended in the writing of Call of the Titanic, the latest historical novel from Darwin’s Dragons and My Friend The Octopus author Lindsay Galvin.

Lindsay will also introduce morse code and share how it sounds, and of course there’ll be a reading from the book. Book here.


Saturday 17th June @ 11am and 2pm

Poppy and Sam, Apple Tree Farm interactive event with storyteller Liz Fost – £5, redeemable against book.

Can you help Poppy and Sam find all the animals on Apple Tree Farm? Where’s Curly the Pig? Oink oink! Where’s Woolly the Sheep? Baa baa! But most important of all… can you help us find the Little Golden Duck? 

A fun-filled interactive event, led by professional storyteller Liz Fost.

Event suitable for 2-5 years and lasts 30 – 45 minutes

Ticket Price: £5 redeemable against any Poppy and Sam book on the day. Only one ticket required per household.

Buy a ticket for the 11am event here.

Buy a ticket for the 2pm event here.

Saturday 24th June @ 11am

Genie and Teeny 4: Wish Upon A Star – draw along event with Steven Lenton.

Come and spend some time with Genie and Teeny in this draw along event with author and illustrator Steven Lenton.

Be sure to bring plenty of pencils and paper. Book here.


Saturday 1st July @ 2pm

Helen Peters Friends and Traitors event.

Join Anna at War author Helen Peters as she introduces her latest World War II adventure Friends and Traitors.

Book here.

Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6th (time and date to be confirm)

Katie Kirby book signing!

Come and meet Katie Kirby and get your copy of Lottie Brooks signed. If you would like to updated on the time and date please email

Pre-order your copy now

Saturday 15th July @ 2pm

Design a sky ship with Vashti Hardy.

Join the award-winning author of The Brightstorm Chronicles, Vashti Hardy, and design your own sky ship!

Be sure to bring plenty of pencils and paper to sketch out your designs. Book here.

Regular weekly story time ~ all welcome!

Every Wednesday@ 10am: Toddler Story Time. Come along and listen to a couple of stories, have a coffee and play in the pirate ship. Please book here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday @ 4pm: Story Time. Fun stories after school, come along and relax after a hard day at school with a couple of stories.

Some previous events @ The Book Nook…