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.

Postponed – An Evening with the Spectator Drinks Editor Jonathan Ray on Spirits

Friday 14th December, 8pm

This event will be taking place in February 2019. If you’ve already booked places, we’ll be in touch to confirm the change. Jonathan Ray – leading wine expert, and Spectator Drinks Editor joins us to host a spirits tasting evening celebrating the best in spirits and liqueurs from whisky to Tequila, rum and grappa. He […] See more »


December Fiction Reading Group

Monday 17th December, 7.30pm

For the final meeting of the year we are reading one of my favourite books of 2018. Resistance is a novel of gentle prose and extraordinary power. This is writing that exists on layers, writing that goes beyond absolute comprehension and instead speaks to some deeper part of humanity. The story of a family exiled from […] See more »


Ruby Wax: How to Be Human in Bath

Friday 11th January 2019, 8pm

Searingly honest, passionate, and full of verve, the extraordinary and fabulous comedienne, Ruby Wax joins us to talk about her funny and compassionate book, How to Be Human. She poses an important question – why have we started treating ourselves more like machines and less like humans? Ruby has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness about mental health issues, […] See more »


Anja Dunk Demo & Tastings

Thursday 7th February 2019, 8pm

Please Note: This is a newly rescheduled date (formally 9th November 2018) Food writer, artist, mother of 3 young boys and lover of ‘the 4 o’clock cocktail’,  Anja Dunk was born in Wales to a German mother and a Welsh father. Her childhood was spent predominantly in Wales but also in Germany and South East […] See more »


An Evening with James Runcie

Tuesday 9th April 2019, 8pm

“There is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries” –  The Independent. Crime fiction is a treasured genre for us here in Bath; from the gritty to the cosy, we love it all. It’s therefore an absolute delight to welcome none other than James Runcie to the bookshop to discuss Quickstep, a prequel […] See more »


James Hawes Book Launch for The Shortest History of England

Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8pm

James Hawes wrote the authoritative, and highly enjoyable bestseller  The Shortest History of Germany. His brief yet rewarding book examined Germany’s place in a continent on the throes of upheaval.  Garlanded with superb reviews, it is an exhilarating book to read. His highly anticipated The Shortest History of England is equally excellent.  Comprehensive, yet still concise, the book […] See more »


Dazzling Science Fiction with Peter F Hamilton

Tuesday 8th October 2019, 8pm

Peter F. Hamilton is a stalwart of modern science fiction, internationally renowned for the genre expanding Commonwealth & Void trilogies. We’re very happy to announce that Peter will be coming to Bath in October 2019 to celebrate the launch of Salvation Lost, the second volume of his epic new trilogy. As with his best writing, Salvation Lost has dynamic, multifaceted characters; brilliant […] See more »