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St Andrews Events and Reading Groups

We're delighted to bring our all-year-round Literary Festival to our bookshop in St Andrews. We have a packed calendar which ranges from readings in the bookshop to evenings with literary stars.


Jarvis Cocker

Friday 19th August, 8pm

We are so excited to welcome none other than PULP frontman, musician and broadcaster, Jarvis Cocker, to St Andrews in celebration of Good Pop, Bad Pop. …

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Val McDermid

Tuesday 23rd August, 8pm

The Queen of Crime returns with her latest thriller, the year is 1989… Allie Burns is back. Older and maybe wiser, she’s running the northern news …

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Ottessa Moshfegh

Thursday 25th August, 8pm

This event has now been rescheduled for the 25th of August. If you had made a previous booking for the last date, we will be contacting …

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Irvine Welsh

Wednesday 31st August, 8pm

Legendary Scottish author Irvine Welsh returns with a new Tartan-noir novel The Long Knives. Justice can be a blunt instrument. Ritchie Gulliver MP is dead. Left …

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Ian Bradley

Friday 2nd September, 8pm

We are delighted to announce an event with Professor Emeritus, Ian Bradley, to the bookshop to discuss his latest book The Coffin Roads.'Coffin roads' along which …

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Maggie O'Farrell

Friday 9th September, 8pm

The supremely talented Maggie O’Farrell joins us this autumn to celebrate her new novel The Marriage Portrait. In 1560s Florence, the third daughter of Cosimo de’ …

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Florence Given

Tuesday 13th September, 8pm

Please note that this event will now be taking place at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church. If you had already made a booking before the venue change …

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Don Paterson

Wednesday 14th September, 8pm

University of St Andrews Professor of Poetry and T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet, Don Paterson, will join us this autumn for his latest collection The Arctic. …

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Simon Heffer

Thursday 15th September, 8pm

Sir Henry ‘Chips’ Channon has been described as “the greatest British diarist of the 20th century”. This final volume of his unexpurgated diaries fully justifies that …

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Raynor Winn

Friday 16th September, 8pm

Best-selling author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence, Raynor Winn, joins us for her latest memoir in Landlines. In Raynor’s next journey, we see …

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Anthony Horowitz

Saturday 17th September, 12pm

Returning this September to one of his favourite bookshops, beloved bestselling author Anthony Horowitz comes to visit us here in St Andrews. He comes to discuss …

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Kit de Waal

Wednesday 21st September, 8pm

Kit de Waal is the award-winning author of My Name is Leon, The Trick to Time, and Supporting Cast. Her work has been shortlisted for the …

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Olia Hercules

Thursday 22nd September, 8pm

One of our favourite story-telling food writers joins us for the first time in St Andrews to introduce and cook from her new book, Home Food: …

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Chris Brookmyre

Tuesday 27th September, 8pm

This event has now been rescheduled for the 27th of September. If you had made a previous booking for the last date, we will be contacting …

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Amanda Thomson and Malachy Tallack

Wednesday 5th October, 8pm

Glens, lochs and Caledonian forests; Scotland is blessed with some of the most outstanding nature right on our doorstep. Many have successfully enshrined it in their …

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James Yorkston

Tuesday 11th October, 8pm

Join us on the 11th of October for a celebration of the book launch for The Book of the Gaels from singer-songwriter and author from the …

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Shaun Bythell

Tuesday 18th October, 8pm

This October we are pleased to welcome bookseller extraordinaire, Shaun Bythell, to St Andrews. Shaun is the owner of The Bookshop, Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. For …

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Giuseppe Dell'Anno

Wednesday 19th October, 8pm

It’s time to dust down your cake stands, pull out those pizza paddles and get ready to welcome Great British Bake Off 2021 winner, Giuseppe Dell’Anno, …

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Katherine Rundell

Monday 24th October, 8pm

We’re so looking forward to welcoming the wonderful Katherine Rundell to the bookshop this October for her new book The Golden Mole – a glorious bestiary …

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Natalie Haynes

Tuesday 25th October, 8pm

Natalie Haynes, the Women’s Prize-shortlisted author of A Thousand Ships and Pandora’s Jar, joins us to discuss her new novel Stone Blind, which brings the infamous …

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Hugh Bonneville

Monday 31st October, 8pm

This Halloween we’ll be opening our doors to a man who needs no introduction: Mr. Hugh Bonneville. Beloved for his award-winning roles in Downton Abbey, the …

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Oz Clarke

Thursday 17th November, 8pm

This event has now been rescheduled for the 17th of November. If you had made a previous booking for the last date, we will be contacting …

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Alexander McCall Smith

Wednesday 23rd November, 8pm

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. …

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