Latest events coming up at Booka Bookshop...

The Novel Cure - Tuesday 3rd September, 7.00pm at Booka
Danubia - Simon Winder - Thursday 12th September, 7.00pm at Booka
Our Songbirds - Matt Sewell - Thursday 3rd October, 7.00pm at Booka
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The Novel Cure with Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 – 7.00pm at Booka

In Need of a Novel Cure?

Join us for an evening of Bibliotherapy with School of Life Bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin who’ll be providing literary prescriptions for any ailment – mind and body.

Their quirky new book, The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies, is written with authority, passion and wit and features a wide range of books from the classic to the contemporary, from the much loved and well known to the undiscovered gem. It is published by Canongate Books on September 5th.

To help you relax before the event, Time for You will be providing hand massages. Honeysuckle will also be providing a ‘health remedies’ goody bag for you to go home with – fully cured!

Tickets: £15 (includes a signed hardback copy of The Novel Cure and a ‘health remedies’ goody bag, plus refreshments)

Please book in advance - for tickets,  call in at the shop, give us a call or send us an email.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like a signed and dedicated copy of The Novel Cure, please contact us.

(Photograph by Johnny Ring)

Paul Hollywood & Booka at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

We are delighted to be supporting the appearance of Paul Hollywood at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show on 9th & 10th August.

If you're not going to the Show but would like to pre-order a signed and dedicated copy of Bread and/or How to Bake, please let us know. The books are available at a Show offer price of £18 each or £35 for both titles.

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe - Simon Winder

Thursday 12th September 2013 - 7.00pm at Booka

Danubia is the brilliant and entertaining companion to the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Germania.
For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off – through luck, guile and sheer mulishness – any number of rivals, until finally packing up in 1918. From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere – indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without them.

Readers who discovered Simon Winder’s genius for telling wonderful stories of middle Europe with Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating stories of the Habsburgs and their world.

Tickets: £15 single / £20 couple (includes a signed hardback copy of Danubia, plus refreshments)

Please book in advance - for tickets,  call in at the shop, give us a call or send us an email.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like a signed and dedicated copy of Danubia, please contact us.

Book of the Month - July

Our Book of the Month for July is Perfect by Rachel Joyce the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

"Rachel Joyce's second novel is a beautifully rendered tale with keenly observed characters and precise prose captivating the reader from the first page to the last. The use of two parallel story lines gradually reveal the impact and repercussions of a seemingly innocuous event on the lives of lead character Byron, his family and friends. Be prepared for a twist at the end! Probably one of my favourite books of the year so far" - Carrie

Special Offer: We're offering a free coffee and cake with every copy purchased.

For any Rachel Joyce fan, we  have signed first edition copies in stock.

Booka News

Autumn Season of Events
We are busy planning our Autumn season of events and are really excited with how things are beginning to come together. Details of our first two events are provided above. We'll let you know more in our next newsletter, once details have been confirmed - watch this space.

Children's Bookclub
We launched our new Children's Bookclub for 7-9 year olds during Independent Booksellers Week. Their first read will be The Great Ice Cream Heist by Elen Caldecott. We'll be posting their reviews in the shop and on our website.

Oswestry Books, Films & Plays
Our new range of postcards have been a big hit. We are working with The Oswestry Framing Company to offer them as a framed set in either an oak or black frame. They look great and make a great gift or present to yourself!

Booka Bookclub - Currently reading: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Next meeting Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm at Booka
Book & a Beer Bookclub - Currently reading: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Next meeting Thursday 8th August, 7.30pm at Booka


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