Chiltern Bookshops Events

Events

Join us to hear authors chat about their current publication and share the inspiration behind their books. Come alone or with friends – the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, and we generally serve refreshments. These are really sociable occasions: great opportunities to meet like-minded people, as well as to hear how a writer thinks or writes or researches. Listening to someone talk about their work – fiction or non-fiction – brings it to life. If you’ve already read the book, you’ll understand it in a new light; if you’ve still to start, then once you’ve had an author’s insights, the words will spring off the page in a very specific and personal way.

The talk generally lasts around an hour, including questions from the audience. Afterwards, there’s usually the chance to meet the writer and ask them to sign a copy of their book.

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An evening with Nicola Tallis

Chorleywood Bookshop 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, United Kingdom

Elizabeth I is one of England's most famous monarchs, whose story as the ‘Virgin Queen’ is well known. But queenship was by no means a...

An evening with Dr Charan Ranganath

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

A radical reexamination of memory by pioneering neuroscientist and internationally-renowned memory researcher, Charan Ranganath. We talk about memory as a record of the past, but here's...

An evening with Daisy Goodwin

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join us for an evening with Daisy Goodwin, where she'll be chatting about her brand new novel Diva, which brings to life the remarkable story of...

Clare Balding Book Signing

Chorleywood Bookshop 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, United Kingdom

Join us for a special after-school book signing with TV presenter and animal enthusiast Clare Balding, as we celebrate the release of her hilarious new children's...

An evening with Judith Flanders

Chorleywood Bookshop 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, United Kingdom

In Rites of Passage, acclaimed historian Judith Flanders deconstructs the intricate, fascinating, and occasionally – to modern eyes – bizarre customs that grew up around death and mourning...

£10

An evening with Christie Watson

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

We can't wait to welcome award-winning author Christie Watson to Chorleywood, where she'll be chatting about her brand new novel Moral Injuries. You're trained to save the lives...

An afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

The Reach Free School, Uxbridge Road, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8AB

This spring we're delighted to welcome bestselling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, who'll be talking about her brand new spine-tingling tale The Girl Who Wasn't There. 'And we're...

An evening with Gary Stevenson

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

'If you were gonna rob a bank, and you saw the vault door there, left open, what would you do? Would you wait around? Ever...

An evening with Alan Johnson

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

THERE'S BLOOD ON THE WATER. NO ONE IS SAFE... 1999. A young Detective Constable Louise Mangan crosses the Thames one misty morning in pursuit of...

An evening with Helen Lederer

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Helen Lederer was a regular on the stand-up circuit and new-wave sketch shows in the decade that launched the careers of today’s comedy household names and...

£12