Events

We hold regular ‘Author Suppers’ at the Sussex Produce café, and have frequent children’s author events and workshops at the shop.  We also organise book launches and author talks at a variety of venues. We are the organisers of the literary events for the biennial Steyning Festival.

Holiday Fun with Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

22nd August, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


On Wednesday 22nd August at 2.30pm we are delighted to welcome back Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet! Sue and Paul are the dynamic duo behind a string of best-selling picture books – from Barry the Fish with Fingers, via Dave the Farting Cat, to the hit Supertato series, their books are full of colourful craziness… Read More

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Julia Donaldson Book Signing for ‘The Cook and the King’

21st July, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


The Cook and the King Julia Donaldson Signing

ENTRY BY PRE-BOOKING ONLY! Call the bookshop on 01903 812062 to reserve your place. On Saturday July 21st at 2.30pm Julia Donaldson will join us to celebrate her joyous new picture book ‘The Cook and the King’. Just out in hardback at £11.99, this hilarious story tells the tale of a very fussy king and… Read More

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Death of the Suburb Book Launch

12th July, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


Death of the Suburb Launch Party

‘Death of the Suburb” LAUNCH PARTY! Come and join us for an evening of poetry, wine and song, as local performance poet Simon Zec launches his debut book of poetry, ‘Death of the Suburb’. By turns angry, tender, hilarious, and nostalgic, Simon’s verses capture the the complexities and contradictions of modern life and encroaching middle… Read More

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An Evening with Salley Vickers

28th June, 2018, The Gluck Studio


An Evening with Salley Vickers

Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm – Rescheduled from the Steyning Festival event on June 8th. Original tickets still valid. An amazing opportunity to meet Salley Vickers, author of the highly acclaimed Miss Garnett’s Angel, and The Cleaner of Chartres, in conversation about her wonderful new novel, The Librarian. Salley Vickers’ writing is filled with subtle… Read More

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An Author Supper with Robert Goddard

14th June, 2018, Sussex Produce Cafe


Robert Goddard

We are very lucky and super-excited to have bagged a visit from best-selling novelist Robert Goddard! Robert Goddard, aka ‘The world’s greatest storyteller’ (The Guardian) will be introducing his 27th novel, Panic Room, a contemporary thriller set in Cornwall, which sees him at his nerve-shredding best. Robert will be in conversation with Sussex thriller writer William… Read More

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The Old Weird Albion with Justin Hopper and Friends

1st May, 2018, Gluck Studio


Justin Hopper The Old Weird Albion

7.30 pm on Tuesday 1st May at the Gluck Studio in Steyning. Join us for a very special evening as American writer Justin Hopper is joined by folk musician Sharron Kraus and special guests Geraldine Mitchell and Peter Pick, to perform a collaborative composition inspired by Chanctonbury Ring and the Downs around Steyning. The performance… Read More

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An Evening with Catherine Chanter

19th April, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


Catherine Chanter

On Thursday April 19th at 7.30pm, join us for an intimate evening at the bookshop with novelist Catherine Chanter, who will be discussing her second novel The Half Sister. Catherine visited us in Steyning to talk about her first novel The Well, which received widespread critical acclaim and was much enjoyed by all at the… Read More

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Urban Jungle – Easter Holiday Kids Event with Vicky Woodgate

12th April, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


vicky woodgate

Vicky Woodgate is a professional artist and illustrator from Brighton who is fascinated by all things NATURE! Urban Jungle is her first picture book, and what a treat it is! A beautifully produced collection of city maps detailing the sometimes unexpected animal inhabitants of cities around the world – from flying squirrels in the heart… Read More

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Julia Donaldson Signing Session!

7th April, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson will be at the bookshop at 11 am on Saturday 7th April, for a signing session celebrating the paperback release of The Everywhere Bear and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. An amazing chance to get a hot-off-the-press paperback copy personally signed and dedicated by Julia! The Everywhere Bear, beautifully illustrated by Rebecca… Read More

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A Human Love Story – Journeys to the Heart Book Launch

28th March, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


A Human Love Story by Matt Hopwood

Wednesday 28th March at 7.30 pm. We are thrilled to be hosting the Sussex launch party for Matt Hopwood’s beautiful book A Human Love Story. Matt Hopwood grew up near Steyning, and has spent many years travelling, gathering stories as he goes, so this launch is a home-coming of sorts.  Matt is a storyteller and… Read More

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