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.

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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An Evening with Elly Griffiths

29th October, 2018, The Gluck Studio

An Evening with Elly Griffiths

Monday 29th October, 7.30pm at the Gluck Studio. A fitting literary celebration for the week of All Hallow’s Eve – it’s time to dive into the dark side with Elly Griffiths! We are delighted to welcome Elly Griffiths (aka Domenica de Rosa) back to Steyning, to introduce her bewitching, terrifying new standalone novel. ‘The Stranger… Read More

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Book Signing with Julia Donaldson

20th October, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

Julia Donaldson Book Signing October 20th 2018

On Saturday 20th October at 2.30pm fans of Julia Donaldson will get another chance to meet her as she celebrates the release of not one, not two, but THREE new books – a delightful alphabet of animals: Animalphabet, a new story with the fabulous illustrator Lydia Monks: The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes, and a… Read More

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The Joy of Maps with Travis Elborough

11th October, 2018, The Gluck Studio

Our October event will delight armchair travellers and intrepid explorers alike! As part of our celebrations for ‘Books Are My Bag’ week, we are delighted to welcome writer Travis Elborough to Steyning, for a fascinating illustrated talk on the joy of maps, and the extraordinary and bizarre destinations to which they can lead us. Travis… Read More

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4th October, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

National poetry day

Come down to the bookshop on the evening of Thursday 4th October, and celebrate National Poetry Day with local poets Simon Zec, Marilyn Martin, and Judy Krolick. Sit amongst the book-lined shelves, sip a glass or two of wine, and enjoy verses read by Simon, Marilyn and Judy, interspersed with musical accompaniment. Simon Zec recently… Read More

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Dinner and Gin-Tasting with Dave Broom

19th September, 2018, The Sussex Produce Cafe

Dinner and Gin-Tasting with Dave Broom

Join the Gin Revolution! Wednesday 19th September, 7 for 7.30pm at the Sussex Produce Cafe. In association with Steyning Food and Drink Festival, and The Sussex Produce Cafe, we are excited to welcome Dave Broom, Glaswegian drinks writer and spirits expert extraordinaire, who will join us at the Sussex Produce Cafe for a dinner and… Read More

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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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