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.

The Old Weird Albion with Justin Hopper and Friends

1st May, 2018, Gluck Studio

Justin Hopper The Old Weird Albion

7.30 pm on Tuesday 1st May at the Gluck Studio in Steyning. Join us for a very special evening as American writer Justin Hopper is joined by folk musician Sharron Kraus and special guests Geraldine Mitchell and Peter Pick, to perform a collaborative composition inspired by Chanctonbury Ring and the Downs around Steyning. The performance… Read More

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An Evening with Catherine Chanter

19th April, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

Catherine Chanter

On Thursday April 19th at 7.30pm, join us for an intimate evening at the bookshop with novelist Catherine Chanter, who will be discussing her second novel The Half Sister. Catherine visited us in Steyning to talk about her first novel The Well, which received widespread critical acclaim and was much enjoyed by all at the… Read More

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Urban Jungle – Easter Holiday Kids Event with Vicky Woodgate

12th April, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

vicky woodgate

Vicky Woodgate is a professional artist and illustrator from Brighton who is fascinated by all things NATURE! Urban Jungle is her first picture book, and what a treat it is! A beautifully produced collection of city maps detailing the sometimes unexpected animal inhabitants of cities around the world – from flying squirrels in the heart… Read More

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Julia Donaldson Signing Session!

7th April, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson will be at the bookshop at 11 am on Saturday 7th April, for a signing session celebrating the paperback release of The Everywhere Bear and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. An amazing chance to get a hot-off-the-press paperback copy personally signed and dedicated by Julia! The Everywhere Bear, beautifully illustrated by Rebecca… Read More

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A Human Love Story – Journeys to the Heart Book Launch

28th March, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

A Human Love Story by Matt Hopwood

Wednesday 28th March at 7.30 pm. We are thrilled to be hosting the Sussex launch party for Matt Hopwood’s beautiful book A Human Love Story. Matt Hopwood grew up near Steyning, and has spent many years travelling, gathering stories as he goes, so this launch is a home-coming of sorts.  Matt is a storyteller and… Read More

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An Evening with Claire Fuller

22nd March, 2018, Gluck Studio

claire fuller

On Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm we are very excited to welcome back award-winning novelist Claire Fuller, who’ll be discussing her new novel ‘Swimming Lessons’, in the atmospheric ambience of the Gluck Studio. Claire’s first novel ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ was one of our favourite reads of 2015 – a dark, disturbing story with a… Read More

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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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