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 Michelle Paver

24th April, 2019, The Gluck Studio

An Evening with Michelle Paver

We are very excited to unveil our April author event! Celebrated novelist Michelle Paver will be at the Gluck Studio on Wednesday 24th April, discussing her latest novel, ‘Wakenhyrst‘, a spell-binding masterpiece of Gothic fiction which enthralls and chills in equal measure. The book is set deep in the Suffolk Fens, and follows the story… Read More

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The Vinyl Frontier Book Launch

4th April, 2019, The Steyning Bookshop

Vinyl Frontier Book Launch

We are very excited to be hosting a launch party for local writer Jonathan Scott’s new book ‘The Vinyl Frontier’, which tells the fascinating story of the Golden Record – an inter-stellar mix-tape sent into space with the Voyager Missions in 1977. Curated by Carl Sagan, the 90 minute disc contained music by JS Bach… Read More

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An Evening with William Shaw and Nuala Ellwood

26th March, 2019, Gluck Studio

William Shaw & Nuala Ellwood

We are thrilled to present a double whammy author event for March, a real treat for thriller and crime fans! On Tuesday March 26th, 7.30pm at the lovely Gluck Studio, best-selling writers William Shaw and Nuala Ellwood will discuss their latest novels. William Shaw is a firm favourite with local readers now, having interviewed Peter… Read More

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World Book Day Book Signing with Julia Donaldson

7th March, 2019, The Steyning Bookshop

Julia Donaldson Go Away Bird Signing

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than with the nation’s favourite children’s author, Julia Donaldson? Julia’s new book ‘The Go Away Bird’ is released on …Thursday March 7th, which just happens to be World Book Day. Julia will be at the shop for an after-school book signing, with 3 signing sessions starting at… Read More

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Stories and Crafts from Under the Sea

21st February, 2019, The Steyning Bookshop

FEB Half Term Under the Sea Crafts & Stories

Half term dragging on? Raining? Want some off-screen time? Bring your little people along to our February half term kids event! We don’t have an author this time, but will have entertaining stories, crafts, and things to nibble with an Under-the-Sea theme. If you come dressed for the theme you’ll get a special prize! £4… Read More

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An Evening with Tessa Hadley

19th February, 2019, Gluck Studio

We are very excited to welcome the acclaimed novelist and short story master Tessa Hadley to Steyning for the first time. Tessa will be discussing her latest novel, ‘Late in the Day‘, the story of two close-knit couples, and how their lives are irrevocably altered by an untimely death. The novel explores the complex webs… Read More

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The Unexpected Genius of Pigs with Matt Whyman

5th February, 2019, The Steyning Bookshop

Matt Whyman The Unexpected Genius of Pigs

Join us on Tuesday 5th February for our first event of 2019, when we welcome Sussex based writer Matt Whyman, who’ll be sharing insights from his wonderful book ‘The Unexpected Genius of Pigs’. Blending research from an expert in pig psychology, and first-hand observations from vets and farmers with his own recollections from his days… Read More

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Tea Towel Workshop with Sarah and Alice

9th December, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

Tea Towel Workshop

Our lovely Steyning Bookshop employees Sarah Burns and Alice Garner don’t just know about books….they are now giving a lucky few of you a chance to take part in a tea-towel making workshop! Fresh from their very popular sessions at Ditchling Museum and Much Ado Books in Alfriston, textile designer and block-printer Sarah Burns and… Read More

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Steyning Late Night Shopping Evening with Emily Gravett

5th December, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

On Wednesday 5th December from 6pm – 9pm, Steyning High Street will once again be transformed into a magical winter wonderland, with a candlelit lantern procession, live bands, carol singers, a nativity scene, donkeys, and a plethora of fantastic stalls with crafts, hand-made goodies, and delicious hot food & drink, plus of course, all your… Read More

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‘Barron & Larcher’ Book Launch with Sarah Burns

15th November, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

Barron & Larcher Book Launch

On Thursday 15th November join Steyning’s very own block printer and textile designer – and cheerful bookshop assistant – Sarah Burns, at the launch of her debut publication! Sarah became fascinated by the lives and work of textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher when she was involved in a project to bring their beautiful… Read More

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