We have a year-round events programme with bee expert Dave Goulson, book-lover and bestselling author Jen Campbell and astronaut Chris Hadfield coming soon. To see our full events schedule click here or go to our Upcoming Events page. We encourage you to buy tickets in advance as our events do sell out! Occasionally if there are insufficient advance ticket sales we are forced to cancel events. If you are unable to come to an event but would like to reserve a signed book, please contact one of our shops.
Published to coincide with the campaign and to serve as the Official Book for Books Are My Bag 2014, The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell is a love letter to bookshops everywhere. We are delighted that Jen will be visiting us in Ross on November 27th to share her joy of books and bookshops. Here’s a taste of just how infectious her passion for reading is. Tickets available to meet Jen here.
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. In October a new Books Are my Bag bag, designed by Tracey Emin, was launched. Have you collected yours yet?
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.
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.
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