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. Should Margaret Douglas have been queen of England? Read more
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
Thursday 9th June at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £3
Please note the new venue!
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 an extract here. Read more
Friday 10th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth – Ticket £3
Clive Lindley will talk about his book Templar Knights, a book built on a life-long fascination with the subject as well as worldwide research. The Templars are perhaps Europe’s oldest mystery. This is their Secret History. Read more
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.
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. Listen here.
“Really fabulous new music… I think this is the most wonderful project, just delightful.” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
“Charming, clever and quite unfairly talented, the Bookshop Band shine fresh light on books you thought you knew.” Patrick Gale
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.
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
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
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
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
Monday 25th July at 7pm, Phoenix Theatre, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £6
We are thrilled to announce the return of Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Jessie will talk about her second novel, The Muse – a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain and the powerful mystery that ties them together.
A picture hides a thousand words…