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.

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.


18th May 2021, 7pm

Small Pleasures by Clare 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*

16th June 2021, 7pm

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

When the Vignes sisters run away from their small southern, black community as teenagers to start a life for themselves in the city, they set out on a path that will not only change the shape of their lives, but also their identities. Whilst one sister returns to the community, the other passes as white, a moment that shapes both of their lives, and the lives of future generations. A wise and warm novel about family, love and unconscious and conscious bias.

13th July 2021, 7pm

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

What might have happened if Hillary Clinton hadn't married Bill? The master of wit and emotional insight, Curtis Sittenfeld follows Hillary's journey without Bill, exploring what might have happened both personally and politically in this funny, intelligent and sharply written novel.

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