We have a year-round events programme with childrens’ storytelling by Tom Percival, debut novelist Jessie Burton and railway enthusiast Julian Holland all coming soon. To see our full events schedule click here or go to our Upcoming Events page. Our events do sell out so we strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance. If you are unable to come to an event but would like to reserve a signed book, please contact one of our shops.
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. When his time on the ISS came to an end he paid tribute to David Bowie with a rendition of Space Oddity, which has been viewed millions of times; to watch it click here. Chris will give an illustrated talk for us at the Savoy Theatre on December 10th; we expect this event to sell out, so recommend you buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.
We are proud to be the official bookseller for the Abergavenny Food Festival. Authors including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Thomasina Miers, Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh are appearing at the festival and many will also be signing at our special book stall in the Market Hall over the weekend. To reserve a signed copy of one of the books click here .
We have signed first edition copies of Chris Froome’s book The Climb in both shops. Extraordinary, revealing and life-affirming, The Climb is a story of determination, hardship and unimaginable success.
We have two Book Groups. We welcome new members and are happy for people to come along who are considering joining the group and just wish to experience it first.
Our Ross-on-Wye group meet in the Ross store on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Our Monmouth group meet in the Monmouth store on the 1st Thursday of every month. Details of the meetings and the books we are reading can be found on our book group page here. Read more
It is always good to get feedback from customers, especially of course when it is positive! We were visited recently by Emma Drabble, who posts photos and words on Blipfoto on a daily basis. This great photo and these lovely words are the result of her visit to our shop at the end of January. To see all Emma’s Blipfoto entries visit the site here: http://www.blipfoto.com/farmingemma
Some authors go the extra mile to support booksellers, and artist and author Jackie Morris is perhaps one of the most dedicated. Read about Jackie’s latest idea for International Book Giving Day on February 14th – details here. Jackie regularly visits bookshops around the country, signing her fantastic books, displaying her beautiful artwork , giving drawing classes and reading to avid listeners. Read more
Watch the Bookshop Band play A Great Depth at our concert with them in the Shire Hall, Monmouth.