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.
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.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE FIRST TWO EVENTS OF OUR SUMMER SERIES DUE TO THE RISE IN COVID CASES IN LONDON. We will announce new dates in due course.
Launching our live events series!
Join BookBar for our very first series of in person events: the BookBar Summer Series. We can't wait to welcome a brilliant collection of talented authors to BookBar for the first time since we opened. Buy your book and ticket to attend the events in person, choose to watch via a live stream, or buy a pass to enjoy the full series in person or virtually.
Exclusive Online Event
with Faber Members
and Cathy Rentzenbrink
My Mess is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety
29th July 2021, 7pm
Join Faber Members, in partnership with BookBar, for one of the most funny and moving conversations you’re likely to hear all year. Georgia Pritchett (Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda, The Thick of It, Succession) and author Cathy Renzenbrink, will be in conversation on Georgia's upcoming memoir My Mess is a Bit of a Life. The authors will discuss Georgia’s writing career and her inspiration for writing a memoir, alongside readings from the book.
Tickets are £5 via Faber Members or free with purchases of the memoir via BookBar.
My Mess is a Bit of a Life
Multi-award-winning television writer and producer Georgia Pritchett knows a thing or two about anxiety.
From worrying about the monsters under her bed as a child (Were they comfy enough?), to embracing womanhood (One way of knowing you have crossed from girlhood to womanhood is that men stop furtively masturbating at you from bushes and start shouting things at you from cars. It’s a beautiful moment) to being offered free gifts after an award ceremony (It was an excruciating experience. Mortifying) worry has accompanied her at every turn. This memoir is a joyful reflection on just how to live – and sometimes even thrive (sometimes not) – with anxiety.
Georgia Pritchett is a multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer. Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda,The Thick of It and many more. She is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO's critically acclaimed show Succession, now in its third season. She has five Emmys, five Writers' Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and a Trampolining Proficiency Level 1 Certificate.
Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of The Last Act of Love, A Manual for Heartache and Dear Reader. Her first novel is called Everyone is Still Alive and will be out in July. Write It All Down: How to put your life on the page will be out in January 2022. Cathy regularly chairs literary events, interviews authors, reviews books, runs creative writing courses and speaks and writes on life, death, love, and literature. Despite being shortlisted for various prizes, the only thing Cathy has ever won is the Snaith and District Ladies’ Darts Championship when she was 17. She is now sadly out of practice.
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. If you have already bought the book via BookBar, email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your ticket.
***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***