Wednesday 27th May, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth
and Thursday 28th May, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
You are invited to meet the White Rabbit and join in some Mad Hatter’s Tea Party fun during the May half term holiday – don’t be late!
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland with us. Come dressed as a character from the stories – there will be a prize for the best costume in each shop. With activities, storytelling and competitions there will be lots to do and see. The White Rabbit will be here at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Tuesday 16th June 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Join local author Robin Haig who will discuss his book, Knight Errant: Lord Craven and the Court of the Winter Queen, a fascinating portrait of the tragic Winter Queen, Elizabeth of Bohemia. Elizabeth was the 2nd child of James I, sister of Charles I, and the intended benefactor of the ill-fated Gunpowder Plot of 1605. This is the first ever biography of Lord William Craven, a wealthy and generous supporter of Elizabeth who risked his life and spent a fortune for her cause. Read more
Thursday 18th June 12pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth
1 Ticket plus 1 copy of the book – £10, or 2 tickets plus 1 copy of the book – £15
Join us for a very special lunchtime event with bestselling author David Mitchell who will talk about and sign copies of the paperback of his mesmerising novel, The Bone Clocks.
One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . Read more
Tuesday 23rd June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Following a great evening with Jonathan Edwards in early March we are pleased to say he will return to our shop for another event during Independent Booksellers Week. Jonathan is a local teacher and poet, and the winner of the 2014 Costa Poetry Award. Judges of the competition called his first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, “Joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think”.
Monday 13th July 7pm, Shire Hall Monmouth – Ticket £5
History and Mystery – From Joan of Arc to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference
Robert Goddard and Manda Scott join forces to talk about their new novels. Robert will talk about the thrilling conclusion to his James Maxted trilogy, and Manda will discuss Into The Fire a breath-taking collision of past and present, a race-against-time thriller with an immaculately woven historical narrative. Read more
Monday 13th July 9.30pm, Phoenix Theatre, Ross-on-Wye
Film only £5
1 seat plus 1 copy of Go Set a Watchman £20
2 seats plus 1 copy Go Set a Watchman £25
We have joined forces with the Phoenix Theatre in Ross to celebrate an historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel by Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird which was published in 1960 and made into a film starring Gregory Peck in 1962. Watch the Oscar winning film at this special late night show and be amongst the first people to get a copy of the new novel, Go Set a Watchman, upon worldwide release at midnight. Read more
Thursday 23rd July 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Last year H is for Hawk this year Common Ground - don’t miss out on Rob Cowen’s talk about this superb new book. ‘Sensitive, thoughtful and poetic. Rob Cowen rakes over a scrap of land with forensic care, leading us into a whole new way of looking at the world.’ Michael Palin
Friday 28th August at 11am, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Nicola Davies will read from her new books, explore the worlds of microbes, snakes and leopards – and lead other nature-loving fun for children of all ages. Read more
Wednesday 16th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes you on a free-wheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales and the border counties of England. Travelling at a leisurely pace, he explores the countryside, taking in enchanted woodlands valleys, wild seashores, shimmering mountain lakes and ancient ways. Read more
Saturday 26th September 7.30pm, Blake Theatre – Ticket £12 – £14
(no discount on the book at this event)
We are delighted to be supporting the Blake Theatre as booksellers at David Starkey’s talk about the Magna Carta. In his new book, published to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views explores the Magna Carta and its influence on Britain today.
Informative, entertaining and controversial, Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter challenges centuries of myth-making to demonstrate how important it is we understand the true significance of that day beside the Thames, eight hundred years ago.