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Bath Events and Reading Groups

In this beautiful Georgian city we host all sorts of literary occasions from reading groups to large events. We are home to an all year round literary festival, culminating every year in our Bath Autumn Literary Festival.
Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi

Monday 19th April, 7pm

Join us for an evening of literary brilliance with Yaa Gyasi. We will be celebrating her new novel Transcendent Kingdom, longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. To book places, order your signed edition of Transcendent Kingdom here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to […] See more »


David Farrier

David Farrier with Gaia Vince

Tuesday 20th April, 7pm

Professor David Farrier will be joined by Transcendence author Gaia Vince to celebrate the paperback release of Footprints. To book places, either order your signed paperback edition of Footprints here or book a complimentary place. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you […] See more »


Dame Marina Warner

Thursday 22nd April, 7.30pm

Join us for what is sure to be a wonderful online event with Dame Professor Marina Warner, the President of the Royal Society of Literature. She will be in conversation with Professor Susan Sellers of the University of St Andrews’ School of English, to celebrate the publication of Inventory of a Life Mislaid. To book […] See more »


Sarah Bernstein with Fiona Mozley

Friday 23rd April, 7pm

Sarah Bernstein, a startling and original new voice in fiction, joins us online to mark the publication of her debut novel The Coming Bad Days. Sarah will be in conversation with Booker-shortlisted author of Elmet, Fiona Mozley. To book places, preorder your signed copy of The Coming Bad Days here. Each copy of the book includes […] See more »


Nicholas Kenyon

Thursday 29th April, 7pm

Nicholas Kenyon, former Director of the BBC Proms and the current Managing Director at London’s Barbican Centre, joins us for an online evening event celebrating the publication of The Life of Music. To book places, preorder your signed copy of The Life of Music here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. […] See more »


Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin: A Song for the Dark Times

Tuesday 4th May, 7pm

We are delighted that one of our greatest contemporary crime writers, Ian Rankin, joins us to celebrate the paperback publication of the latest Rebus thriller A Song for the Dark Times. To book places, order your signed paperback copy of A Song for the Dark Times (or indeed a signed first edition) here. Each copy of […] See more »


Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell

Thursday 6th May, 7pm

We’re delighted to announce a new online event with former spokesman and strategist Alastair Campbell to mark the paperback release of his memoir Living Better. To book places, either pre-order your signed paperback edition of Living Better here or order a hardback copy of the book here. Each copy of the book includes access to the […] See more »


Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth on Philip: The Final Portrait

Tuesday 11th May, 7pm

This is the story of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by Gyles Brandreth, who knew the prince for more than forty years. To book places, preorder your signed copy of Philip: The Final […] See more »


Mick Kitson

Thursday 13th May, 7.30pm

Fife-based author of Sal, Mick Kitson, joins us for an online event to discuss his new novel Featherweight. To book places, order your signed first edition of Featherweight here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your order, […] See more »


Natalie Haynes

Thursday 20th May, 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome the fabulous Natalie Haynes for a spectacular online event in celebration of the paperback publication of Pandora’s Jar. To book places, preorder your signed copy of Pandora’s Jar here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use […] See more »


Elizabeth Macneal

Wednesday 26th May, 7.30pm

Much-loved author of The Doll Factory Elizabeth Macneal joins us for an online event to celebrate her new novel, Circus of Wonders. To book places, preorder your signed copy of Circus of Wonders here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use […] See more »


Secret Barrister with Alexandra Wilson

Thursday 27th May, 7.30pm

Join us for an online event with The Secret Barrister and Alexandra Wilson to celebrate the paperback publication of their books Fake Law and In Black and White. To book places, preorder your signed copy of Fake Law  or In Black and White here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send […] See more »


Lionel Shriver

Tuesday 8th June, 7.30pm

Author of We Need To Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver joins us to discuss her latest novel, Should We Stay or Should We Go. To book places, preorder your signed first edition of Should We Stay or Should We Go here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link […] See more »


Olive, Mabel & Me

Andrew Cotter

Wednesday 9th June, 7pm

Olive, Mabel and Me, Andrew Cotter’s hilarious and heart-warming story of his two labradors, has been a real source of joy for many of us this past year. We are so excited that Andrew will be joining us (alongside Olive and Mabel themselves, we hope!) to celebrate this wonderful book. To book places, preorder your […] See more »


Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

Thursday 10th June, 7pm

We are thrilled to be hosting this online event with former Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown. Gordon will join us live from our Edinburgh bookshop this June. To book places, preorder your signed copy of Seven Ways to Change the World here. Each copy of the book includes access to […] See more »


Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman

Friday 11th June, 7pm

We are delighted that the inimitable former editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, will join us to discuss her candid memoir Clothes & Other Things That Matter. To book places, order your copy of Clothes & Other Things That Matter from us online – either order a hardback edition here or pre-order a paperback edition […] See more »


Honey & Co: Chasing Smoke

Wednesday 8th September, 7.30pm

The award-winning Honey & Co are back with more delicious dishes from the Middle East – and this time their focus is firmly on the grill. There’s no smoke without fire – and Sarit and Itamar are here to show us how to fan the flames and bring out the most in our cooking. With […] See more »


Simon Scarrow

Live In-Person: Simon Scarrow on Writing Historical & Crime Fiction

Monday 13th September, 8pm

Join us for a special evening with bestselling novelist Simon Scarrow, where he will be sharing his ideas and thoughts on searching and writing crime and historical fiction, and launching his brand new crime series with Blackout. Set in Berlin, at the start of the Second World War, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense […] See more »


Joe Abercrombie Book Launch of The Wisdom of Crowds

Thursday 16th September, 8pm

Concluding the Age of Madness trilogy, The Wisdom of Crowds brings the series which is revolutionising fantasy to its stunning conclusion… Chaos. Fury. Destruction. The Great Change is upon us… Some say that to change the world you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be tested in the crucible of revolution: the […] See more »


Live In-Person: Cat Jarman on the River Kings

Tuesday 21st September, 8pm

Cat Jarman’s River Kings is a brilliantly-written, magnificent history of the Vikings – and quite possibly the best history book written this year. Meticulously researched and riveting, this wide-ranging book shows Viking culture in a fresh and dazzling new light, offering a major reassessment of the fierce, often-mythologised voyagers of the north, and of the […] See more »


Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad: Shelf Love

Monday 4th October, 7.30pm

Everything you know and love about Ottolenghi, but with a stripped back approach. In Test Kitchen: Shelf Love the team shows you how to cleverly utilise your kitchen staples and put a delicious meal on the table, the Ottolenghi way. Shelf Love is the first of a series of cookbooks coming out of the Ottolenghi […] See more »


A Celebration of the Written Word: Books, Reading & Libraries

Monday 18th October, 8pm

Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, destroyed in a single day, ornamented with gold leaf and frescoes – or filled with bean bags and children’s drawings – the history of the library is rich, varied and stuffed full of incident. In The Library: A Fragile History, St Andrews Professor, […] See more »


Live In-Person: Simon Heffer

Tuesday 19th October, 8pm

Acclaimed historian Simon Heffer will be talking about Chips Channons’ Diaries, now published for the first time in unexpurgated form. A heavily abridged and censored form of the diaries was published in 1967. Only now, 60 years after Chips’ death, can the text be shared in all its unexpurgated and shocking glory. While his career […] See more »


Live In-Person: Charles Cumming

Thursday 28th October, 8pm

Charles Cumming’s Box 88 was one of the best espionage novels of 2020, introducing readers to masterspy Lachlan Kite. Deftly weaving through the events of the last thirty years, we see geo- politics played out in the murky shadows of the secret services. The latest novel is another exciting spy thriller showing the changing threats […] See more »


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