Events at BookBar

BookBar is far more than a bookshop. Our events are at the heart of what we do, bringing people together through books.


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The BookBar BookClub

BookBar is all about bringing people together through books. We know that half the fun of reading the book is discussing it with fellow readers afterwards, preferably with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.


BookBar's book club is created especially for that purpose. While we're not able to meet in person, we've launched our virtual book club, which promises all the fun of the real thing, and some additional surprises.

How does it work?


Sign up, receive your book in advance of the book club with plenty of time to read it, send in the questions and discussion points you'd like us to talk about, and come along to a live interview with the author, in which we'll discuss the book. You'll receive a link to the event a few days before.

Your ticket price includes a copy of the book and the cost of postage, as well as attendance at the virtual event. Buy a ticket to a single event for £15 or subscribe to the book club for £12 a month (this will include the physical book clubs when they are allowed to go ahead). If you have already bought the book via BookBar, email to claim your ticket.


6th April 2021, 7pm

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

A beautiful, moving, immersive, hearty novel set between Trinidad and New York, Love After Love is about the family you choose and don't choose, community, friendship, the lengths to which we go to fit in, and many different sorts of love - that between parents and their children, friends, romantic love and abuse that disguises itself as love. Fans of Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo, Angie Cruz's Dominicana, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Small Island by Andrea Levy will be swept away by this stunning book.

*Winner of the Costa First Novel Award*


18th May 2021, 7pm

Small Pleasures by Claire Chambers

When Jean, a journalist living alone with her suffocating mother, is contacted by Gretchen, a woman claiming that her daughter is the product of a virgin birth, Jean is swept up into Gretchen's family's vibrant world. But the truth behind the mystery of the child's birth threatens to darken Jean's newfound happiness - with devastating consequences. This novel has so much to enjoy: a gripping mystery, a heart-warming love story and a brilliant central character.

*As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week and BBC2's Between the Covers*