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, 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 Live with Kate Young and Ella Risbridger

Tuesday 1st November 2022, 7pm

Join us for an evening with two of BookBar's favourite food writers, whose love of books goes hand in hand with their love of food.


Ella Risbridger is a writer, editor and anthologiser, who has written for the Guardian, Observer, Prospect, Grazia, Stylist, as well as a poet and carer. Her debut book Midnight Chicken is a food writing classic and won the Guild of Food Writers General Cookbook Award 2020. Her latest book The Year of Miracles is a stunning story of what happens when you've lived through the worst thing you could have imagined – and how you can still cook, and eat, and love.


Kate Young is an award-winning food writer, cook and bookworm. Her Little Library Cookbooks (The Little Library Cookbook, The Little Library Year, and The Little Library Christmas) feature food inspired by famous and beloved and occasionally obscure works of literature. The Little Library Parties is all about the joy of parties: from cooking for a party worthy of Gatsby, to dinner parties that will certainly exceed Bridget Jones' infamous blue soup, to wedding feasts straight out of Crazy Rich Asians. It's full of Kate's infectious love for food, books and life.


Buy a ticket only for £12 or buy a ticket including a copy of either Kate Young's Little Library Parties (RRP £15) or a copy of Ella Risbridger's The Year of Miracles (RRP £22) with £2 off each book when you purchase the book with the ticket. Books will be sold at full price on the evening.


Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. Please see our policy for further details.

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BookBar X Everyday Racism Live

with Naomi and Natalie Evans

Tuesday 8th November 2022, 7pm

Join us for a BookBar X Everyday Racism event with founders of Everyday Racism, Naomi and Natalie Evans.


In their powerful book, The Mixed Race Experience, Natalie and Naomi Evans, founders of anti-racist advocacy and platform Everyday Racism, explore the complexities of mixed-race identities - from the discrimination endured by the 1.2 million mixed people in Britain and millions more elsewhere, to the privileges it can afford. Sharing their own personal experiences of growing up in Britain to illuminate the nuances of racial identity, they will also be sharing some of the insights from their book The Mixed Race Experience, including interviews with people from mixed backgrounds and in mixed relationships, research to dispel common myths and stereotypes and practical advice for mixed-race families and friendships.


Your ticket includes a copy of The Mixed Race Experience by Naomi and Natalie Evans (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. Please see our policy for further details.

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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***