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Upcoming Author Events

We have a year-round events programme with Tiffany Murray, Judith Flanders, General Sir David Richards and rugby commentator Eddie Butler 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.

Christmas Vacancies

We have a number of temporary part-time Christmas and Sunday vacancies available at both of our stores.

If you wish to apply then send a covering letter and c.v. to or drop it in to either of our bookshops.

Closing date is Wednesday 22nd  October.

Signed Copies

We have a fantastic range of signed copies at this time of year as they make an excellent present. Signed copies in our stores include new books from Hilary Mantel, John Cleese, Paul Merton, Clare Balding, Chris Froome, Kate Mosse and David Mitchell. Visit our signed copies page here to see our current selection.

Chris Hadfield

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.


Abergavenny Food Festival

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Abergavenny Food Festival as the official bookseller. Thanks to everyone involved and to all the great authors who came and signed books at the venues and at our bookstall. We now have signed copies of some of the best new cookery books from authors like Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Marcus Verberne, Hattie Ellis, Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison, and lots more available in our shops.

Books Are My Bag

BOOKS ARE MY BAG is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. This collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors and is the biggest ever promotion of bookshops. For many people bookshops conjure fond images of book readings, in-store cafes and delight at the discovery of a new author. In fact, 56% of all book buying decisions are made by consumers in a bookshop and high street bookshops (both chains and independents) still account for almost 40% of books bought by consumers. Yet, many high street bookshops are under threat.

In October 2014 a new Books Are my Bag bag, designed by Tracey Emin, was launched. Have you collected yours yet?

Rossiter Books Loyalty Card

How to use your Rossiter Books Loyalty Card. Spend £10 or more and get a stamp, collect 10 stamps and get £10 off your next purchase. The spend can be on anything we sell in our stores including books, cards, gifts and tickets for our events.  Read more

Welsh Language Books

We now sell Welsh language books online through our supplier,

CLICK HERE to find out more

Book Groups

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

Ink and Paper

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:


The bookshop around the corner

Rossiter Books was visited by Erica, a book shop blogger, who gave us a wonderful write up. Click here to find out more.

Jackie Morris

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

Customer Comments

Read what some of our customer think of us on the Telegraph Book Club Tour website.

Creation of our Logo

One of the comments we get most is how much people like our Rossiter Books logo. Find out here how Karl Lewis from Cascade Design went about developing it for us.

The Bookshop Band

Watch the Bookshop Band play A Great Depth at our concert with them in the Shire Hall, Monmouth.