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.

An Evening with Patrick Barkham

9th November, 2017, Gluck Studio

Patrick Barkham Islanders

Thursday 9th November, 7.30pm at The Gluck Studio. Guardian journalist, nature writer and Steyning favourite Patrick Barkham will be giving an illustrated talk about his wonderful new book ‘Islanders‘, in which he explores some of Britain’s most remote and beautiful islands, investigating their flora, fauna, and human history. The British Isles are an archipelago comprised… Read More

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Half Term Hallowe’eny Fun

25th October, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Halfterm Hallowe'en Fun!

Bring your little witches and wizards down to the shop on Wednesday 25th October at 2.30 for some Hallowe’en-themed fun! Crafts, stories, and games for 4-8 year olds, inspired by all our favourite witchy characters, from Room on the Broom to the Worst Witch! 2.30-3.30 (ish) Ghoulish refreshments included! Max 20 children.… Read More

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Science(ish) with Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards

11th October, 2017, The Steyning Centre

We are thrilled to present a fantastic science event with science writer Dr Michael Brooks and  TV presenter/writer Rick Edwards. This entertaining and informative show, based on their hit podcast and upcoming book Science(ish) examines the science behind the movies. Illustrating their theories with film clips from iconic movies, Michael and Rick will ponder whether it’s really… Read More

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Ben Again – The Inspirational Story of a Brain Injury Survivor with Ben Clench

10th October, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Ben Again

Please join us for an intimate event at the bookshop on Tuesday 10th October at 7.30pm, with Ben Clench and his father, Hugh. Ben is the author of ‘Ben Again’, the moving and inspiring memoir of his recovery from a terrible head injury. Ben was only 27 when he and his girlfriend Jazz were hit… Read More

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IPA : A Legend in its Time with Roger Protz.

5th October, 2017, Dark Star Brewing Co

Roger Protz

Thursday 5th October at 7.30 pm. Beer expert and writer Roger Protz will tantalise our tastebuds with a tutored beer tasting and talk about his new book ‘IPA, A Legend in its Time’- a fascinating look at the history of IPA. India Pale Ale is a world-wide phenomenon. It is currently enjoying an astonishing rebirth… Read More

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Robyn Young – Blood on the Page: War, Mystery and Conspiracy in Renaissance Europe

7th September, 2017, St Nicholas Church, Bramber

Robyn Young

Bestselling novelist Robyn Young talks to author & historian, David Boyle, about her new novel, Sons of the Blood, the first in a dazzling new epic series encompassing the Wars of the Roses, the mystery of the Princes in the Tower, the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the intrigues of the Medici Court. A very… Read More

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Book Signing with Julia Donaldson

2nd September, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

The Ugly Five

SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION SIGNING! 5 days ahead of official publication date! We are thrilled that Julia has agreed to come for another signing, this time to celebrate the release of her brilliant new picture book, ‘The Ugly Five’, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A great chance to meet Julia, and buy a personally signed and dedicated copy… Read More

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An Evening with Matt Haig

27th July, 2017, Gluck Studio

Matt Haig

We are very lucky and super-excited that Matt Haig will be stopping by Steyning to talk about his wonderful new novel How to Stop Time. Matt Haig is an incredibly talented and prolific writer who has turned his hand to award-winning adult fiction, children’s and YA novels, and non-fiction. His non-fiction book Reasons to Stay… Read More

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An Evening with Carol Drinkwater

6th July, 2017, The Gluck Studio

Carol Drinkwater

We are delighted to warmly welcome Carol Drinkwater back to Steyning, for an intimate event in the artistic ambience of the Gluck Studio at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th July. Carol is an actress and writer who starred in the classic BBC series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, and who is also celebrated for her bestselling… Read More

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An Evening with Louise Doughty

29th June, 2017, The Gluck Studio

Louise Doughty

Thursday 29th June at 7.30 pm. We are thrilled to have bagged a visit from Louise Doughty as part of our celebrations for Independent Booksellers Week! Louise is a novelist and playwright who is best known for her 2013 novel Apple Tree Yard which was a top ten bestseller and was shortlisted for the CWA… Read More

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