Latest events coming up at Booka Bookshop...
  • Ruby Wax - A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled / OsLitFest Programme Launch - Thurs 14th January 2016 12 noon (for 12.30pm start) at The Dining Rooms, Oswestry - SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
  • Fiona Barton - The Widow - Tues 19th January 2016 7.00pm (for 7.30pm start) at Booka
  • Julia Forster - What a Way to Go - Tues 9th February 7.00pm (for 7.30pm start) at Booka
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! - just so you know, here are our opening hours over the festive period:

Christmas Eve - Open 9.30am-4.00pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Sun 27th December - Closed
Mon 28th December - Closed

Tues 29th December - Open 9.30am-5.30pm
Weds 30th December - Open 9.30am-5.30pm
New Years Eve - Open 9.30am-4.00pm
New Years Day - Closed
Sat 2nd January - Open 9.30am-5.30pm
Sun 3rd January - Open 11.00am-4.00pm
Mon 4th January - Open 9.30am-5.30pm

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for supporting us - The Booka Team


TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2016           7.00pm (for 7.30pm start)               
at Booka

Looking for a cracking crime read? - then join us for an evening with Fiona Barton as she talks about The Widow her new psychological thriller, and one of the most anticipated debut novels of 2016.

The Widow is the story of a devoted wife whose husband is accused of a terrible crime. Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page of every newspaper. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is dead and she's alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms. Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows....

A book with many talking points, drawing comparisons with Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, The Widow is published on 14th January. We are delighted to welcome Fiona to Oswestry to kick off our 2016 programme of events.

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against book purchase). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival.

Please book in advance. For tickets, call in at the shop or book online via our Eventbrite page.


We're chuffed to bits with our new Oswestry Landmarks Tea Towel - designed for us by Terri & Tim. Screen printed on 100% cotton and hemmed on two sides, it's printed locally in Welshpool. Priced £10, it comes in a labelled kraft tube and makes a perfect gift.


12 Noon (for 12.30pm start)
The Dining Rooms, Oswestry 

We're thrilled that Ruby Wax is coming to town in January to talk about her new book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. She will be interviewed at this sell out event by author & journalist Cathy Rentzenbrink. 

Ruby will also be helping the OsLitFest team launch the programme for the 7th Oswestry LitFest which will take place from 17th-20th March. Programmes and LitFest event tickets will be available for purchase from the Box Office at Booka and online after the launch.

If you would like a signed copy of A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, please let us know.


TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY           7.00pm (for 7.30pm start) at Booka

Join us for an evening full of 80’s nostalgia as Julia Forster visits Booka to talk about her debut novel, What a Way to Go.
1988. 12-year-old Harper Richardson's parents are divorced. Her mum got custody of her, the Mini, and five hundred tins of baked beans. Her dad got a mouldering cottage in a Midlands backwater village and default membership of the Lone Rangers single parents' club. Harper got questionable dress sense, a zest for life, two gerbils, and her Chambers dictionary, and the responsibility of fixing her parents' broken hearts...
Set against a backdrop of high hairdos and higher interest rates, pop music and puberty, divorce and death, What a Way to Go is a warm, wise and witty tale of one girl tackling the business of growing up while those around her try not to fall apart. It’s a brilliant exploration of the journey from teenager to adult and a wonderful evocation of Britain in the eighties. 

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against book purchase). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival.

Please book in advance. For tickets, call in at the shop or book online via our Eventbrite page.


Booka News

Christmas Bookmark Competition Winners
Congratulations to Kit Fisher (aged 3) and Cameron McNeil (aged 8) for winning our Christmas bookmark competition. Their winning designs were made up into our Christmas bookmarks for 2015 - they've proved so popular, we've completely run out! Kit & Cameron both received a £10 Booka Gift Voucher as their prize. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Book Clubs
Booka Book Club - Next book and meeting date to be confirmed
Book & a Beer Book Club - Currently reading: The Martian by Andy Weir. Next meeting Thursday 14th January 2016  7.30pm at Booka

Both groups meet at the Shop and are free to attend. New members are always welcome. So, step outside your comfort zone and come along to explore new authors and genres – we’d love to see you. 

Children's Book Club (7-9 yrs) - Christmas read: Pugs of the Frozen North by Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Children's Book Club (10-12 yrs) - Christmas read: A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Teen Book Club (13+ yrs) - Christmas read: Tinder by Sally Gardner

Our Children's Book Clubs are fully subscribed. We have a reserve list in operation for those who would like to join. We currently have a few spaces in our Teen Book Club. Please contact us if you know someone who is interested.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Booka

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