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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 a vibrant all year round event programme, culminating every year in our Autumn Literary Festival which runs from September through to the end of November.


Ravneet Gill

Tuesday 5th December, 7.30pm

"A euphoric state can be bought on from pudding. Ravneet's desserts are sublime, lifting the spirit to great heights!" Fergus HendersonThink of Ravneet Gill's recipes (especially …

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Philippa Langley for The Princes in the Tower

Wednesday 6th December, 7.30pm

Please note, this event is now taking place in the Mission Theatre or Corn Street.Philippa Langley took the world by storm when, against all the odds …

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Festive Evening: How to Butter Toast with Tara Wigley

Thursday 7th December, 7.30pm

Rhymes in a book that help you to cook! This is our special Christmas evening featuring a talk & demo by Tara Wigley.As the in-house writer …

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Flora Soames's for The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home

Monday 11th December, 7.30pm

British interior designer Flora Soames (and, incidentally, great-granddaughter of Winston Churchill) founded her business in 2009 and launched an acclaimed collection of fabrics, wallpapers and home …

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Christmas Evening (3)

Mulled Wine & Merriment: A Bookshop Christmas

Thursday 14th December, 4pm

You're invited to join us for a delightfully festive evening amongst the books.Throughout the day we will be offering complimentary gift wrapping, and from 4pm we'll …

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Eco Book Group

Monday 8th January, 7pm

Through a blend of books on topics such as Ecology and Sustainability, Nature to Fiction, we want to explore the current Climate Change crisis, and what …

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Ella Mills

Thursday 25th January, 7pm

Please note this event is now taking place at Komedia on Westgate Street. The date and time are unchanged.A very special evening with Deliciously Ella's Ella …

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Rory Cellan-Jones for Ruskin Park

Thursday 25th January, 7.30pm

‘For Rory, to read and think about – in the hope it will help him to understand how it really was.’Rory Cellan-Jones knew he was the …

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Charles Cumming and James Wolff on the spy novel

Wednesday 31st January, 7.30pm

Secrets, Lies & EspionageJoin us for an evening of espionage with Charles Cumming, celebrating his third gripping new thriller surrounding Box 88. Joining Charles this evening …

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Frontieres Bookshop Supper

Thursday 1st February, 7.30pm

Join us for a simple Frontières bookshop supper with a demo from the acclaimed chef, Alex Jackson's celebration of French cooking from Alsace, the Riviera, the …

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Amitav Ghosh for Smoke and Ashes

Wednesday 7th February, 7.30pm

When Amitav Ghosh began the research for his monumental cycle of novels, The Ibis Trilogy, ten years ago, he was startled to find how the lives …

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Gerald Seymour for The Best Revenge

Thursday 8th February, 7.30pm

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern …

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Verna Gao

Thursday 8th February, 7.30pm

An evening to celebrate Lunar New Year with Verna Gao of @vernahungrybanana.Do you love tastes of Taiwanese Fried Chicken, Express Laksa, Mapo Tofu, Kimchi Fried Rice …

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Michel Roux

An Evening with Michel Roux

Tuesday 13th February, 7.30pm

Please note this event is now taking place at St Swithin's Church, the date and time remain unchanged. Discover the joy of cooking simple and delicious …

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Marion Turner on Chaucer: Here and Now

Thursday 15th February, 7.30pm

Marion Turner holds the J.R.R. Tolkien Chair of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford. Her recent books include Chaucer: A European Life and …

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An Evening with Lorraine Kelly

Saturday 17th February, 7.30pm

Lorraine is a Scottish television presenter, journalist and author, best known for her ITV show, Lorraine. Alongside her weekday show on ITV, Lorraine has also hosted …

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Joelle Taylor on The Night Alphabet

Thursday 22nd February, 7.30pm

We are overjoyed to welcome T.S. Eliot prizewinning poet, performer, and playwright Joelle Taylor to the bookshop for her debut novel The Night Alphabet. 'Joelle Taylor …

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British Museum Lectures - Richard Abdy on Legion: life in the Roman army

Monday 26th February, 7.30pm

The British Museum comes to Bath! This evening marks the beginning of a rich collaborative programme of events with the British Museum, each accompanying a magnificent …

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Bitter Cookery Demo & Tastings

Tuesday 27th February, 7.30pm

'My 'bitter tooth' is pronounced... I gravitated greedily towards Alexina's book' Nigella LawsonIt's time to embrace the beauty of bitter flavours with an sophisticated and tasty …

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Josephine Quinn

Josephine Quinn for How the World Made the West

Monday 18th March, 7.30pm

‘Erudite, inventive, playful - a work of great confidence, empathy, learning and imagination’ - Rory StewartWhat would history look like without civilisations?Josephine Quinn calls for a …

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