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An Evening with Chris Packham

Friday 6th May at 7pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth  Sold Out!

TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham will talk about his life as revealed in his newly published autobiography, Fingers in The Sparkle Jar. Read more

Shrines of the Saints in England and Wales by Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford

Tuesday 17th May at 7pm, St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3

Dean of Hereford and shrine enthusiast Michael Tavinor explores the history and the present day significance of the shrines to the saints that can be found in many cathedrals and abbeys, and in places such as Walsingham, Dorchester, and other local pilgrimage destinations. Read more

The Running Hare by John Lewis Stempel

Wednesday 18th May at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3

Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life.

Author of Meadowland and winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015, John Lewis Stempel will talk about his superb new book, The Running Hare. The book will be featured as Radio 4 Book of the Week during the first week of May. Read more

The Gruffalo and Friends – Julia Donaldson

Thursday 26th May at 4.30pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth Ticket £12 and £9

 Available from the theatre

We will be selling books at the theatre after Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm entertain us with songs and stories from some of Julia’s best loved books.

The Lost Tudor Princess by Alison Weir

Wednesday 1st June at 7pm, Monmouth Priory, Ticket £5

Alison Weir returns to talk about her latest history book which brings Alison’s customary eye for detail, romance, scandal and intrigue. Read more

Friends of the Dusk by Phil Rickman

Tuesday 7th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3

Join Herefordshire-based bestselling author Phil Rickman for a talk about his Merrily Watkins novel, Friends of the Dusk. Read more

Metamorphosis by Polly Morland

Thursday 9th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth – Ticket £3

Join us for the launch and a talk of Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change.

Why does a violinist become a police officer, or a monk fall in love? How does someone lose eighteen stone in as many months or a follower of radical Islam turn his back on holy war? What new life can a heartbroken woman find in a new name? And how does a family adapt to the brain injury that changes their son or brother beyond recognition? Read more

Triumphs and Turbulence: My Autobiography by Chris Boardman

Tuesday 14th June at 7pm, Blake Theatre, Monmouth, Ticket £8

Chris Boardman is one of our greatest, most inspiring cyclists. We are thrilled to announce that he will visit us to talk about his autobiography, Triumphs and Turbulence.

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The Bookshop Band

Wednesday 15th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye Ticket £5

The Bookshop Band are Ben Please and Beth Porter. They write songs inspired by books. Read more

Rewilding Britain – George Monbiot

Friday 17th June at 7.30pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth – Ticket £15 from the theatre

We are delighted to be supporting this event at the Savoy Theatre.

A spellbinding talk from Guardian columnist, environmentalist and activist, George Monbiot, who outlines his vision for bringing back missing species and ecosystems allowing natural processes to resume and rewilding not only the living worlds but also our own lives.

Shore to Shore – Carol Ann Duffy

Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm, Savoy Theatre, Monmouth – Ticket £15 (plus 75p booking fee)

Picador and Rossiter Books present Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends.

Coinciding with and supporting the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week, Shore To Shore sees Carol Ann Duffy and her chosen fellow artists undertaking a major national tour to perform their work and to celebrate communities with independent bookshops at their heart. Read more

Like Farmer, Like Son by Adam Henson

Thursday 23rd June at 7pm, Savoy Theatre. Monmouth – Ticket £7

Britain’s best-known farmer, Adam Henson, will talk about his autobiography Like Farmer, Like Son. Adam is a presenter on Countryfile, Lambing Live and Secret Britain, and also runs Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power in Gloucestershire. Like Farmer, Like Son is a truly remarkable account of Adam’s life that explores a hidden family history and the unbreakable bond between Adam and his life-long hero: his father Joe. Read more

Sleeper’s Castle by Barbara Erskine

Tuesday 12th July at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5

We are delighted to welcome back Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine who in her new novel, Sleeper’s Castle, returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay.

Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart – and only they can stop it. Read more

Under the Tump by Oliver Balch

Tuesday 19th July at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3

When travel writer Oliver Balch moved to Hay-on-Wye it was not just the books he was keen to read, but the people too.

After living in London and Buenos Aires, he turned to a Victorian diarist, Francis Kilvert, for guidance on how to fit into to this tiny, quirky town on the Welsh-English border. Kilvert captured the bucolic rural life of his day in his diaries; does anything of that world still exist? And can a newcomer ever feel they truly belong? Read more