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.

We've recently hosted live events with Hanya Yanagihara, Caleb Azumah Nelson, Nikki May, Emma Gannon, Shon Faye, Monica Ali, Julia Armfield, Laura Bates and Natasha Lunn amongst others.


Watch this space for our regular and special events, and sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Upcoming In-Person Events

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You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty

Pop Up Nail Bar

Tuesday 14th June, 6:30-9pm

Join us to celebrate the hottest book of the summer: YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY.


Buy your ticket and join us at our You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty Pop Up in partnership with Faber & Faber. You ticket includes:


*Bespoke nail art from nail artist Pia.

*A limited signed independent bookshop edition of You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty.

*Exclusive You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty gift box.

*Exclusive tote bags and other goodies, including You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty X BookBar travel nail files.


Enjoy all of this in BookBar's bookshop and wine bar over a glass of wine or a soft drink.


Tickets are extremely limited and on a first come, first served basis.

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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, 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.

As we pick the freshest paperbacks, the books get sent out at the same time each month to all subscribers, regardless of when the ticket was purchased, so the 3-5 day shipping window does not apply for BookClub purchases as in most cases the books have not yet been published when the programme is launched.

***NB: If you have previously subscribed to the BookClub and are still making monthly payments, you do not need to sign up again as your subscription is still active***