Events for 2019

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Saturday 31st August – Stephen Booth book signing and chatting about his new book Drowned Lives in the shop from 12 – 2pm.
Come and ask him about Cooper & Fry, has he just got fed up with them? 
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                   Stephen with Roz Watkins and Norah and Anna Bywater’s Nan
Saturday 27th JulyMartyn Cartledge book signing from 12 midday to 1.30pm. Martyn, an aviation photographer with over 40 years experience, will be signing copies of his new book Flying Firsts. This book is an illustrated up to date authoritative reference book which is invaluable to aviation enthusiasts and professionals.
Split into twelve chapters, marking the months of the year, learn about the aircraft that first flew in that month and important events on each day.
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Monday 24th June  –  Cream Tea at 6pm in the Town Hall, Chapel
en le Frith with Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans and her latest novel The Garden of Lost and Found, this unputdownable new family epic from the author of The Wildflowers. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton. Book out on the 18th April 2019
Contact us or call at the shop for tickets £5. All monies will go to Blythe House Hospice 



Saturday 4th May – Saturday 18th May fbf

There has been an explosion of new feminist publishing in the last two to three years. Books by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieLaura BatesMary BeardLaurie PennyRebecca Solnit and many others have become bestsellers.

Image for The Collected Poems of Audre LordeYounger feminists are also discovering feminist classics by writers and activists such as Audre Lorde, whose writing was recently republished in the UK by Silver Press.

Independent bookshops wanted to celebrate these authors but also provide space for discussions and learning.



Crime ‘n Dine Friday 12th April 2019 at 7pm

killer in meWe are delighted to welcome the return of Olivia Kiernan with her second novel The Killer in Me. After her hugely successful debut, Too Close to Breathe, Olivia has again produced a slick, Dublin based, dynamic-paced thriller with fierce female protagonist DCS Frankie Sheehan.

‘Mesmerizing ……..  Clever plot. Brilliant characters.’ Lisa Gardner. ‘Disorderly, dangerous and above all, driven. Frankie Sheehan is the kind of true-to-life protagonist I love!’ William Shaw.


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William Shaw is one of the great rising talents in UK crime writing. He has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger and longlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year. William is the author the Breen & Tozer crime series set in sixties London.

As Val McDermid says, ‘If you’re not a fan yet, why not?  ‘A superb storyteller’ Peter May.



bali-rai-the-harder-they-fall-16x9Author event at Chapel High School with Bali Rai on Tuesday 9th April   




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Author event at Poynton School with A.J.Hartley on Wednesday 13th March 







World Book DayOn Friday 15th March we will be at Kettleshulme St James’ Primary School with World Book Day books and plenty more! Our apologies the event from  the 7th March was postponed.


On Friday 8th March we will be at Chapel High School over lunchtime with the WBD books. Thank you Gemma, looking forward to visiting the school again!