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'One of the perks I value most about having a bookshop is that our talks series, such as it is (roughly a speaker a month between September – June) enables me to meet professionals in every field (the arts, sciences, even sports) who I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to meet. Some few are well-known to the public - hey! It’s a long way up here, the fee is risible, and the Old Waiting Room wherein the talks take place only holds 50 people tops (60 if they’re skinny). Still, some serious names (serious names with big hearts) have been willing to make the perilous journey above Watford. Anyway, all the talks begin at 7.30 and cost £5 (and that includes a glass of plonk no less.)'

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Occasional events, Thursday evenings.

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Details of Blackwell Events & Exhibitions at their shops throughout the UK. Usually small charge; often worth booking.

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'... we regularly hold author signings, readings and poetry events in store ...'

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Bookmarks keeps alive the tradition of radical bookselling, ensuring that activists have access to the most important lessons from history as well as cutting edge political analysis.‘

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Talks and book-signings, usually mid-week evenings.

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'We regularly hold events at our bookshop such as readings and book signings.'

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'Come and meet your favourite author. We arrange two types of event: * Book signings take place at The Chepstow Bookshop where you can buy the book, meet the author and have your book signed, no ticket is required; * Our evening events are held at The Drill Hall unless otherwise stated. Enjoy drinks from the bar, hear the talk and take the opportunity to have your book signed and meet the author.'

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'Our literary events provide a fantastic opportunity to hear authors present their new books. During these relaxed evenings you will have the chance to pose questions to the guest and purchase signed first editions at reduced price. Tickets are available from City Books.'

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Occasional lectures and talks and related events.

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'Every month Daunt Books holds a range of interesting author events featuring the likes of William Dalrymple, William Boyd, Alexander McCall Smith and Jan Morris. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve a signed copy from any of these events.' Usually mid-week evenings: tickets typically £8 (including wine).

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'We host a variety of book events including signings, talks and children’s activities covering a wide selection of interests. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our forthcoming events.'

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'We run lots of events ranging from book signings to book group meetings and from literary speed-dating to book swaps ... Some events are free and for others there is a small charge.'

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Literature and spoken word events, mostly early evening at their stores in London, occasional all day events. Many events free of charge, others small charge, some more expensive with lunch or dinner.

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Occasional author events and related.

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'The Hayling Island Bookshop is one of the last remaining independent bookshops in the area and has gained a reputation for the quality of personal service and their innovative Author signing events.'

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Organize 'author events' and 'literary lunches'.

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'Housmans is London's premier radical bookshop - it's one of the last remaining such shops, as well as having been one of the first (originally opening in 1945). Based at Kings Cross, on the edge of Central London - alongside one of the capital's best-served public transport interchanges - it is easily accessible from most areas of London, as well as from many parts of Britain and the rest of the world ... We regularly have a variety of events in the shop, and are always welcome for suggestions from authors, artists and campaigners who want to use the shop for evening events. Past events include talks, book signings, film screenings, art exhibitions and musical performances.'

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List occasional talks, often held elsewhere in and around Hungerford.

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'We sell beautiful and useful books. We run courses in ukulele, philosophy, Latin, foraging, carpentry and more. We programme talks and lectures on most Thursday evenings. We sell Monmouth coffee, fine teas and cake. Opening hours are ten till six Tuesday to Saturday, and eleven till five on Sundays. We are closed on Mondays.'

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Book launches, literary lunches and related events.

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'Kirkdale Bookshop has become a focal point in the community, hosting many cultural events, including author signings, local artists' exhibitions and children's events. We have a bookgroup, two writers' groups and host a philosophy group run by "The Philosophy Shop".'

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Author Signings 'take two forms: either a signing on a Saturday morning in the shop or an evening event. The evening events are usually at 6.30 pm with doors opening at 6 pm when canapes and wine are served. The author speaks about his or her work and takes questions for about an hour, then there is an opportunity for customers to have their books signed'.

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'As well as selling books, the London Review Bookshop features events. Readings, discussions, talks and debates make the London Review Bookshop a vital centre for intellectual exchange.' Tickets usually £10; free wine after each event; should book ahead.

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Regular evening events: 'We would love to see you here, but seating is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. All the events cost £5 and include wine.'

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'Throughout the year, mostly books runs many events - ranging from children's fun days, to meet-the-author talks and signings.'

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'“Book Lovers Unite!” events replace standard author readings with longer, richer, more interactive themed literary evenings, where we share our love and enthusiasm for books. They involve an author talk, discussion of other literature around the event theme, delicious food and themed music from Mr B’s supergroup “The Bookshop Band”. Tickets are £14 (or £25 for any 2). All events take place in our gorgeous shop in Bath. Numbers are strictly limited, so do book early to avoid missing out!"

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'From bookbinding to felt crafts, we like to use our barn to help people learn new skills, try new crafts and enjoy learning ...'

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Occasional book launches and related events: 'We invite authors to talk about their work, sign copies of their books and meet their fans. The range of guests is very broad ...'

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'Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop: not-for-profit; a worker's co-operative; committed to social change ... The Noticeboard has an extensive list of talks, usually elsewhere in Liverpool, on a wide range of issues concerned with equality, human rights, social justice, and so on.'

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'Pages of Hackney invites you to a series of readings, discussions, debates, screenings, art exhibitions, performances and parties ... These events are well-attended so do rsvp ... to ensure your place.'

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Regular talks, book signings and related events.

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'We want our bookshop to be a cultural focal point; a place that reflects its locality and enriches the cultural life of the town. One way of doing this is through a strong and diverse events programme. We are using a variety of venues ranging from our own bookshop to the Phoenix Theatre, and Ross Baptist Church in order to host author talks, signings and book groups.'

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'Silverwood Events runs a programme of exciting and unusual events across the North West. Uniquely Silverwood Events marries interesting authors and illustrators with quirky and unusual venues. Attending a Silverwood Event is a truly unique experience. As well as events we run conferences, programme festivals, organise literary dinners. Supporting all our events we can offer a full book sale service.'

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'Our events play a big part of life at simply books and we love hosting them! All our upcoming events are listed below and we hope you'll find something for you ...'

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'With Stanfords, there are plenty of opportunities to meet famous writers, photographers and publishers, to discuss their work and then get your own copy of their book signed. We present many travel lectures and book signing events ...'

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'Our lively, all-year-round events programme provides readers and authors with the opportunity to meet and chat within the convivial surroundings of our hand-crafted bookcases.'

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'Our lively, all-year-round events programme provides readers and authors with the opportunity to meet and chat within the convivial surroundings of our hand-crafted bookcases.'

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Programme of Meet the Author and related events.

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Frequent events at the stores throughout the UK.

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'Book signings at Watkins Books are a great opportunity to meet the authors and hear them talk about their latest work ... All our events are free – please join and bring your friends!'

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'Here in Wivenhoe there are an amazing number of people with different interests. As well as being a bookshop we see ourselves as having a role to play in developing and promoting special interests and we organise a number of courses and reading groups ... New programmes, courses and special group events will be posted regularly on the Home page of the website and on the Events Calendar, and we will include latest news in our regular e-newsletter ...'

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'We hold a series of informal talks and readings throughout the year. All talks are £4, with a glass of wine or juice ... If you buy a book at the talk the cost of the ticket will be deducted ... There is limited space ... Please ring or email to book a place - early booking advisable.'

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Various events including participation in local Literary Festivals.

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