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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, Monica Heisey, Dolly Alderton, Nikki May, Emma Gannon, Shon Faye, Monica Ali, Julia Armfield, Laura Bates, Emily Ratajkowski, Natasha Lunn and Gabrielle Zevin 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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BookBar Spring Sessions

with Santanu Bhattacharya on One Small Voice

Monday 6th March 2023, 7pm

BookBar, 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA

We are so pleased to welcome novelist Santanu Bhattacharya to BookBar for BookBar's Spring Sessions.

 

Santanu Bhattacharya has been lauded as one of the Observer's Best New Voices of 2023, and hailed as a 'born storyteller' by Max Porter for his his debut novel One Small Voice, a stunning story about a young man coming of age in India at a time of political division.

 

Haunted by a terrible act of mob violence that he witnessed at the age of ten, Shubhankar focuses on the only path he believes will buy him an escape - good school, good degree, good job, good car. When he arrives in Mumbai in his twenties, he begins to question whether there might be other roads he could choose. But before Shabby can chart his way forward, he must reckon with the ghosts of his past.

 

Join us at BookBar to hear about this extraordinary novel that promises to be one of the most exciting debuts of the year on Monday 6th March at 7pm.

 

Your ticket includes a copy of One Small Voice (RRP: £14.99), which will be available for collection on the evening or can be collected or posted in advance of the event.

 

Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

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BookBar Spring Sessions

with Cecile Pin on Wandering Souls

Tuesday 14th March 2023, 7pm

BookBar, 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA

Wandering Souls is a stunning debut novel from the Bad Form Review contributor that has already been lauded by Ocean Vuong and Yara Rodriguez Fowler, and included in Vogue's Best Books of 2023. We can't wait to welcome Cecile Pin to BookBar for BookBar's Spring Sessions.

 

One night, not long after the last American troops leave Vietnam, siblings Anh, Thanh and Minh flee their village and embark on a perilous boat journey to Hong Kong. Their parents and four younger siblings make the crossing in another vessel but as weeks go by it becomes clear that only one party has survived the voyage. Anh, Thanh and Minh suddenly find themselves alone in the world, without family or home.

They travel on, navigating refugee camps and resettlement centres until, by a twist of fate, they arrive in Thatcher's Britain. Here they must somehow build new lives with only each other to turn to, but will that be enough in a place that doesn't seem to want them?

 

Join us at BookBar to hear from author Cecile Pin about this extraordinary novel that promises to be one of the most exciting debuts of the year on Tuesday 14th March at 7pm.

 

Your ticket includes a copy of Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin (RRP: £14.99), which will be available for collection on the evening or can be collected or posted in advance of the event.

 

Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

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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. Our virtual book club promises all the fun of the in-person 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 virtual interview with the author, in which we'll discuss the book. You'll receive a link to the online 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 £18 or subscribe to the book club for £15 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***

 

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