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.

Half Term Fun with illustrator Guy Parker-Rees

13th February, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop


Guy Parker-Rees

Come down to the bookshop at 11 am on Tuesday 13th February for some arty fun! Author and illustrator Guy Parker-Rees (illustrator of Giraffes Can’t Dance, Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner, author/illustrator of Be Brave Little Penguin, Dylan the Teacher and more) will entertain children with stories and live drawing (with audience participation!) and then we’ll… Read More

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An Author Supper with Peter May

23rd January, 2018, The Sussex Produce Cafe


Peter May I'll Keep You Safe

We are thrilled to announce that best-selling Scottish crime-writer Peter May will be the guest at our next Author Supper at The Sussex Produce Cafe, at 7pm on Tuesday 23rd January, 2018. Peter will be in conversation with fellow thriller writer William Shaw.  Peter May is the best-selling author of more than 24 novels, including… Read More

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Christmas Late Night Shopping Evening with Matt Haig and Chris Riddell

6th December, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop


Chris Riddell and Matt Haig

The Steyning Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening is an event not to be missed! From 6pm onwards, the High St is transformed into a Winter Wonderland of craft/ shopping stalls, delicious food outlets, and entertainments, with a fun-fair in the central car park, too! Every year we have an author signing in the shop, and… Read More

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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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