Tuesday 21st April at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Kate Hamer will read from and talk about her debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat – a stand-out debut thriller, the moving story of an abduction that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Like our event with Jessie Burton last year, this event is another opportunity to meet a new author at the start of what will surely be a fantastic career. Read more
Wednesday 29th April at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth – SOLD OUT
The Ship is proving to be one of the most talked about novels of the year so far. It is described as The Hunger Games meets The Handmaid’s Tale; a dystopian epic about love, friendship and what it means to be free.
Welcome to London. But not as you know it.
Oxford Street burned for three weeks. The British Museum is occupied by ragtag survivors. The Regent’s Park camps have been bombed. The Nazareth Act has come into force. If you can’t produce your identity card, you don’t exist.
Sunday 10th May 2pm, Shire Hall Monmouth – Ticket £5
The wonderful author Patrick Gale will talk about his new book, A Place Called Winter, an irresistible, searching and poignant historical novel of love, relationships, secrets and escape.
“A writer with heart, soul, and a dark and naughty wit, one whose company you relish and trust” — Observer
Thursday 14th May at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Steampunk author Liesel Schwarz and alternative history thriller writer Alison Morton will talk about world building, inspiration and connecting readers with strange environments.
If you are an aspiring author, or just love learning about how novelists set about their craft, come along to this evening talk about writing. Read more
Wednesday 27th May, Rossiter Books, Monmouth
and Thursday 28th May, 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!
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit will visit our Monmouth shop on Wednesday 27th May and our Ross shop on Thursday 28th May. With activities, storytelling and competitions there will be lots to do and see. Save the date – more details to follow soon.
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 shops for another event during Independent Booksellers Week. Jonathan is a local teacher and poets, 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”.
Wednesday 24th June at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Ravishing, heart-breaking, and written with enviable poise, Villa America delivers on all the promise of Liza Klaussmann’s bestselling debut, Tigers in Red Weather. It is an overwhelming, unforgettable novel. Read more
Monday 13th July 7pm, venue tbc – Ticket £tbc
Save the date!
Robert Goddard will be talking about the final part of his James Maxted trilogy. Full details to follow.
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.
Nicola has always been fascinated by animals and has worked all over the world studying them. She’s seen chameleons in Madagascar, turtles in the Seychelles, walruses in the Arctic, bat eared foxes in Kenya, salt water crocodiles in Australia, but still loves the animals that are within reach of her home in Wales: the ravens and red kites, the grey seals and the choughs, the roe deer and foxes, even the blackbirds that nest in her tiny garden.
She has written many books, including Whale Tale, which was nominated for the 2014 Blue Peter Book Award, The Promise and The First Book of Nature.