Bath Events and Reading Groups

The bookshop in this beautiful and celebrated Georgian city is itself able to host occasions from reading groups and literary salons to large gatherings. Bath also offers a panoply of other wonderful venues in which we hold Britain's largest all year round literary festival, culminating every year with the Bath Autumn Literary Festival, when the stars of the literary world come to Bath - truly a festival for readers.

An Evening with Astronaut Scott Kelly

Saturday 25th November, 8pm

Scott Kelly is a retired astronaut and International Space Station commander. He spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. In Endurance, he reveals what it’s like out there and what it’s like now, back here. He shares his  fascinating world and inspires us to think of our own a little differently. Scott Kelly’s contribution to his […] See more »

An Exclusive Evening with Dave Hill from Slade

Monday 27th November, 8pm

To celebrate the publication of his autobiography, So Here It Is, Dave Hill will be talking about his incredible life and sharing some unseen photos, telling the story of how a boy from Wolverhampton rocked the world with one of the greatest and most loved bands of all time, Slade. Dave will also be reflecting […] See more »

Poet David Harsent

Monday 27th November, 8pm

David Harsent, the critically-acclaimed poet who translated the works of the Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, is returning to read from his upcoming collection, Salt. The poems in Salt, resting somewhere between fragment and exposition, are intense and primal pieces stretching out across the measure of the page in brief utterances. One extends sonnet-length, one consists of a single line; […] See more »

Anna Jones An Evening of Tastings from A Modern Cook’s Year

Wednesday 29th November, 8pm

Pioneering Vegetarian Cookery Writer and Resident Guardian Cook, Anna Jones’ beautiful cookery books, A Modern Way to Eat and A Modern Way to Cook have become essential for all modern cooks. In this highly anticipated new book Anna gives delicious recipes interspersed with tips on everything from seasonal music playlists to flowers. She divides her […] See more »

Drink More Fizz with Jonathan Ray

Friday 1st December, 8pm

Jonathan Ray – leading wine expert, and Spectator Drinks Editor joins us to host a fizz tasting, with Champagne, prosecco, cava, and cremant, and everything in between. With his delightful new book Drink More Fizz!, and his characteristic verve and humour, he’ll be demonstrating the key facts you need to know in order to become […] See more »

Christmas Late Night Opening

Tuesday 5th December, 6pm

We invite you to our special Christmas late night opening on Tuesday 5th December, from 6pm-9pm. Join us for a cosy evening of browsing, with a glass of mulled wine and warm mince pies. Our booksellers will be on hand to give you plenty of bookish recommendations and advice, and we’re also offering a free […] See more »

Armando Iannucci on Classical Music

Thursday 7th December, 8pm

The man behind The Death of Stalin, I’m Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It is a big classical music fan, and his new book explores this passion. In Hear Me Out, he has written about a range of composers from classical greats such as Beethoven and Mahler to contemporaries such as Philip Glass and John Adams, approaching the music from the […] See more »

Nigel Slater Signing

Tuesday 12th December, 5.30pm

*Early bird £20 places now sold out* Join us for a signing session in the bookshop with the celebrated author, presenter, and food columnist Nigel Slater. Each £20 place is redeemable against a copy of the The Christmas Chronicles, and admits up to three people, and each £26 place includes a copy of the book […] See more »

Dry Cocktail Launch Party with Clare Liardet

Tuesday 12th December, 8pm

We are delighted to welcome cook, restaurateur, potter and great friend of Toppings Bath, Clare Liardet for the launch of Dry. This book is full of the very best cocktails – the most delicious flavours, the most distinctive combinations and the most adventurous recipes. And they are all made with non-alcoholic ingredients, from exciting new […] See more »

Brian Blessed

Saturday 16th December, 8pm

Please note that the date for this event has changed since our event leaflet was printed. This event will now be held on Saturday 16th December. With his extraordinary beard, booming voice, and huge on-stage charisma and talent, there’s no one quite like Brian Blessed. Actor, filmstar, and larger-than-life national treasure comes to Bath to […] See more »

An Evening with Tom Kerridge

Thursday 18th January 2018, 8pm

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been developing top recipes for nearly three decades and knows how to make things taste good. He also understands how much willpower it takes to shift unhealthy excess weight, having been on an impressive weight loss journey, and losing over 11 stone in the last four years. He joins us […] See more »