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.

Death of the Suburb Book Launch

12th July, 2018, The Steyning Bookshop

Death of the Suburb Launch Party

‘Death of the Suburb” LAUNCH PARTY! Come and join us for an evening of poetry, wine and song, as local performance poet Simon Zec launches his debut book of poetry, ‘Death of the Suburb’. By turns angry, tender, hilarious, and nostalgic, Simon’s verses capture the the complexities and contradictions of modern life and encroaching middle… Read More

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An Evening with Salley Vickers

28th June, 2018, The Gluck Studio

An Evening with Salley Vickers

Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm – Rescheduled from the Steyning Festival event on June 8th. Original tickets still valid. An amazing opportunity to meet Salley Vickers, author of the highly acclaimed Miss Garnett’s Angel, and The Cleaner of Chartres, in conversation about her wonderful new novel, The Librarian. Salley Vickers’ writing is filled with subtle… Read More

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An Author Supper with Robert Goddard

14th June, 2018, Sussex Produce Cafe

Robert Goddard

We are very lucky and super-excited to have bagged a visit from best-selling novelist Robert Goddard! Robert Goddard, aka ‘The world’s greatest storyteller’ (The Guardian) will be introducing his 27th novel, Panic Room, a contemporary thriller set in Cornwall, which sees him at his nerve-shredding best. Robert will be in conversation with Sussex thriller writer William… Read More

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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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