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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.

Coronavirus update

We’re working to postpone all events until the end of August. When we’re able to reopen the bookshop, we will email or text all those who have booked for each event to advise them of new dates. Thank you for bearing with us!

RESCHEDULED DATE Falastin: Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley

Thursday 15th October, 8pm

This event has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 15th October.   Falastin is a love letter to Palestine, the land and its people; an evocative collection of over 110 unforgettable recipes and stories from the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE. Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and […] See more »


RESCHEDULED DATE An Evening with Dan Pearson

Monday 16th November, 7pm

Please not that this event is now rescheduled to November 16th.   Internationally celebrated British landscape designer and gardening writer, Dan Pearson explores a pioneering new strand of naturalistic gardening. His new book, Tokachi Millennium Forest is a window into the unique and groundbreaking approach to gardening at this public park in Japan and the rejuvenating ways we can reconnect with […] See more »


John Gray on Cats and the Meaning of Life

Tuesday 17th November, 8pm

With Feline Philosophy, John Gray draws on a wide reading to consider why human beings need contact with other creatures, and how the feline friendship is perhaps the most special of all. There is no real evidence that humans ever ‘domesticated’ cats. Rather it seems that at some point cats saw the potential value of humans […] See more »


An Evening with Matthew Parris

Wednesday 18th November, 8pm

Matthew Parris is one of our most highly respected and charismatic journalists and political commentators. Matthew entertains and enlightens as he shares thoughts and observations on Fracture. In Fracture, Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories. Matthew, one of our most […] See more »


RESCHEDULED DATE Charles, Earl Spencer on The White Ship

Monday 30th November, 7pm

Please note that this event is now rescheduled to November 30th. The White Ship sank near the Normandy coast on 25 November 1120; there was a single survivor. Amongst the dead was William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of Henry I and his death led to a period of bloody civil war know […] See more »


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