Latest Press Release…
From Thursday October 6 all the Christmas bestsellers are released, and the countdown to Christmas begins for booksellers, Saturday October 8 marks the first Bookshop Day and continues the Books Are My Bag (BAMB) campaign, celebrating bookselling on the high street.
Sue Lake, Bookshop owner said “We are thrilled to be marking our 21st birthday in the book trade, and have a host of interesting events coming up in the busy run up to Christmas.” Sue continued “we are looking forward to hosting events with Andy Seed, John Hegley and Gervase Phinn, and our Christmas Cabaret evening is on Thursday November 24th at a new venue, Rural Arts in Thirsk, it is hosted by Kate Fox. Our fantastic team of 15 staff will be working very hard to continue giving great customer service.”
Several big autumn titles are released, including Sebastian Faulks’ Pistache Returns
(Hutchinson), Michael Palin’s A Sackful of Limericks (Random House Books), James Patterson’s Filthy Rich and A Woman of God (both Century), Jamie Vardy: From Nowhere, My Story (Ebury Press) and Rick Stein’s Long Weekends (BBC Books), among others. Many signed copies are already in stock.
Book signing with Andy Seed
Local author Andy Seed will be at the BookCafe on Saturday October 29 from 10am to 12 noon, talking to customers and signing copies of The Anti-Boredom Christmas Book and Poems for Pensioners. Andy Seed, wrote The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff for Kids, Winner of the 2015 Blue Peter Book Award.
Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret Thursday November 24 , at Rural Arts, Thirsk from 6.30pm for 7pm,
EARLY BIRD TICKETS on sale now £8 each up to 31.10.16, from 1.11.16 £10 each.
A fun night out, with our fantastic host Kate Fox, Stand-Up Poet, writer, performer, researcher and teacher. Kate will guide us through this evening of spoken word, poetry, comedy and music. Performers to be confirmed. This is a ticketed event.
Afternoon Tea and Vegetables with John Hegley!
Poet John Hegley will make a welcome return to the bookshop on Sunday December 11 with a fun event for families from 4pm to 5pm.
During this fun family show John will be reading from ‘My Dog is a Carrot’ and ‘ I am a Poetato’. Fig rolls will be provided for all of those wearing spectacles.
Suitable for children age 8+. Tickets £5 each.
Take Tea with Gervase Phinn!
Gervase Phinn will be taking tea in the BookCafe on Saturday December 17 from 2pm to 4pm, whilst chatting to customers and signing copies of his new books Grandchildren and Schooldays. A free event.
For further information and tickets for any of the above events please telephone 01845 524353 or visit www.whiterosebooks.com.