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 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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An Evening with Juliet West

28th June, 2017, Steyning Bookshop

Juliet West

We are delighted to welcome novelist Juliet West to the bookshop for an intimate evening as part of our celebrations for Independent Bookseller’s Week 2017. Weds 28th June at 7.30pm. Juliet will introduce her new novel ‘The Faithful’, a rich and gripping tale of deception and desire, set against the very well-researched historical background of Sussex… Read More

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A272, An Ode to a Road – An Illustrated Talk with Pieter and Rita Boogaart

27th June, 2017, Gluck Studio

A272 Ode to a Road

You may love or hate the A272, a 99 mile stretch of road winding between Hadlow Down and Winchester, but we, like many locals, have long been baffled as to why a Dutch couple decided to write a book about it! ‘A272 An Ode to a Road’ has been an unlikely bestseller for Pieter and… Read More

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An Evening with Peter James

23rd May, 2017, Steyning Grammar School Drama Hall

Peter James

We are delighted that best-selling thriller writer Peter James is once again coming to Steyning, celebrating the release of  ‘Need You Dead’, the thirteenth novel in his hugely popular ‘Roy Grace’ series. In ‘Need You Dead’ D.I Inspector Roy Grace faces his most mysterious case yet, when he is called to investigate the body of… Read More

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An Author Supper with Richard Fortey

4th May, 2017, The Sussex Produce Cafe

Richard Fortey

On Thursday 4th May at 7 for 7.30pm we are thrilled to present a very special author supper with natural historian, writer, palaeontologist and TV presenter Richard Fortey. Richard will be talking about his book ‘The Wood for the Trees’ which tells the story of the four acre beech and bluebell wood, nestled deep in… Read More

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An Evening with Scarlett Thomas

3rd May, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Scarlett Thomas

Wednesday 3rd March 7.30pm. We are very excited to announce that we have managed to bag novelist Scarlett Thomas for an intimate evening event at the bookshop! Scarlett will be in West Sussex promoting her brilliant new children’s book, ‘Dragon’s Green’ but we’ve persuaded her to stay for the evening to talk to her grown… Read More

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Pony Tails with Susan Jameson

11th April, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Susan Jameson

On Tuesday 11th April at 2.30 come and meet author and actress Susan Jameson for pony stories and horsey fun! Susan is very well known as an actress, and has starred in many popular TV programmes, including the BBC crime drama ‘New Tricks’, ‘Midsommer Murders’, ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘When the Boat Comes In’. She is… Read More

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Double Signing – Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury

8th April, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

giant jumperee

We are dizzy with excitement at the prospect of having 2 legends  of children’s literature in our shop at once! At 12 midday on Saturday 8th April Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury will be at the shop to sign copies of their beautiful new picture book collaboration, ‘The Giant Jumperee’ (published by Puffin, hardback £12.99). Helen Oxenbury is… Read More

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