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Date: Thursday 26th October
Book Reviewing for Beginners
Date: Wednesday 20th December
Christmas Pyjama Party!
If you would like to purchase a signed first edition copy of Cressida Cowell's new book 'The Wizards of Once' you can buy it from us for £12.99!
Signed copy of Cressida Cowell's The Wizards of Once

Our events play a big part of our life here at Simply Books and we love hosting them! From our regular events in the bookshop to our Headline author events and our Simply Cinema film screenings - we have something for everyone!

Simply Books events!

Our regular bookshop events


Join Sue for stories & fun creative activities!

Rescue Chair

Date: 26th October

Time: 10.30am

Baby Book Club

Stories & rhymes perfect for 0-3 year olds!

Our headline event...

Baby Book Club

Date: 5th October

Time: 2.00pm

Beginners to advanced knitters -

all are



Informal Italian conversation


coffee &


An entertaining half hour chatting about books with Andrew.

Coffee & Conversation

Date: 4th October

Time: 11.00am

Caffe e Conversazione

Date: 31st October

Time: 11.00am


Our upcoming events...

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Held on the third Thursday of every month...

Held on the first Wednesday of every month...

Usually the last Tues of the month ...NOTE change of date for this month


Held on the first Thursday of every month...

Café y Conversacion

Date: 6th October

Time: 11.00am

Enjoy informal Spanish conversation

over cake

and coffee.

Note change of date...usually the first Friday of the month..

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Knit & Natter

Date: 19th October

Tme: 10am

Patrick Barkham introduces his new book Islander…an enticing exploration of the smallest islands around Britain…

We entertain the children while you relax in the cafe!

Simply Books presents Guardian features writer Patrick Barkham!

Exploring the 'Golden Age' of vintage detective stories.

We are delighted to welcome back Guardian features writer Patrick Barkham on Thursday 26th October!


Patrick introduces his new book Islander…an enticing exploration of the smallest islands around Britain…


Time: 7.30pm


Venue: Simply Books


Ticket Price: £10 (redeemable against a copy Islander)

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Half Term Holiday Activities for Children!

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Thursday 26th October


The Rescue Chair - Story and Creative activities


10.30am  - 11.15am (age range 3 - 7 years)

Thursday 26th October


Book Reviewing for Beginners


3pm - 4pm (for children in Year 4)

Saturday 28th October


Book Artistry Workshop with book artist Alison Waters


1.30pm - 4.30pm (age range 8 years upwards but children must be able to concentrate for three hours!)

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