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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.

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Kat Hill

Wednesday 29th May, 7.30pm

Kat Hill on BothyThis May, writer and academic Kat Hill explores one of Scotland's most alluring landmarks in Bothy.The door to the bothy is always unlocked, …

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Celebrating Baking with Chef Nicola Lamb

Thursday 30th May, 7.30pm

Celebrating Baking with Chef Nicola LambWe're celebrating the craft and comfort of baking with Chef Nicola Lamb. Join us to discover her delectable and comprehensive new …

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John Niven

Wednesday 5th June, 7.30pm

John Niven on O BrotherJoin us to celebrate the paperback release of John Niven's acclaimed memoir O Brother.John Niven's little brother Gary was fearless, popular, stubborn, …

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Adam Smyth

Tuesday 11th June, 7.30pm

Adam Smyth on The Book-MakersAre you curious about the fascinating history of books and book-binding? About the people, from medieval times to present day, who engaged …

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Isabel Greenberg

Wednesday 12th June, 7.30pm

Isabel Greenberg on Young HagWe can't wait to host Isabel Greenberg, author and artist of Glass Town and The One Hundred Nights of Hero, for her …

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Kathleen Jamie

Tuesday 18th June, 7.30pm

Kathleen Jamie on CairnThis June, we're thrilled to be welcoming Scotland's Makar, eminent poet and nature writer Kathleen Jamie, who joins us for her latest exquisitely …

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Elizabeth Macneal

Wednesday 19th June, 7.30pm

Elizabeth Macneal on The Burial PlotFrom The Doll Factory author Elizabeth Macneal comes another gothic novel set in the eerie underworld of Victorian London. Join us …

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Max Hastings

Thursday 20th June, 7.30pm

Max Hastings on Operation BitingThis summer we welcome back to St Andrews military historian Max Hastings. Known for such gripping and thoroughly researched works as Abyss …

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Tartan Noir Reading Group

Friday 21st June, 7.30pm

Welcome to the 'The Mysterious Affair At Topping & Co.'!This is one of the three, newly launched, Topping & Co. St Andrews book groups. Meeting on …

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Cross-Genre Reading Group

Tuesday 25th June, 7.30pm

Welcome to the 'Book Salad'!This is one of the three, newly launched, Topping & Co. St Andrews book groups. Meeting on the last Tuesday of every …

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy by Women Reading Group

Thursday 27th June, 7.30pm

Welcome to the 'Strange Worlds Society'!This is one of the three, newly launched, Topping & Co. St Andrews book groups. Meeting on the last Thursday of …

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Andrey Kurkov

Thursday 22nd August, 7.30pm

N.B. Please note this event has moved to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church. Your booking will automatically be moved over to the new venue.Andrey Kurkov on The …

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Robert Harris

Saturday 24th August, 7.30pm

N.B. Please note this event has moved to St Mark's Church. Your booking will automatically be moved over to the new venue.Robert Harris on PrecipiceNovelist Robert …

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Helen Charman

Friday 30th August, 7.30pm

Helen Charman and Rosa Campbell on Mother StateThis August, University of Cambridge lecturer Helen Charman introduces us to her vital and illuminating new book, Mother State: …

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Tabitha Stanmore

Monday 9th September, 7.30pm

Tabitha Stanmore on Cunning FolkUniversity of Exeter magic and witchcraft historian Tabitha Stanmore explores an overlooked pre-modern profession. Find out more in Cunning Folk: Life in …

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Pam Brunton

Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm

Pam Brunton on Between Two WatersEmbark on a Scottish culinary journey with Fife-born Chef Pam Brunton.Pam, the restaurateur behind Green Michelin Star-awarded Inver Restaurant on Loch …

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Josie Ferguson

Thursday 12th September, 7.30pm

Josie Ferguson on The Silence in BetweenJosie Ferguson sharply and empathetically illuminates the plight of those divided by the Berlin Wall in her debut novel, The …

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Ben Macintyre

Friday 20th September, 7.30pm

Ben Macintyre on The SiegeWe're delighted to welcome bestselling military historian Ben Macintyre, for the first time, to St Andrews! Besides countless books to his name, …

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Hollie McNish

Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm

Hollie McNish on LobsterThis October we're thrilled to welcome poet Hollie McNish for her new poetry collection Lobster, the poignant and humorous companion to Slug.This book …

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