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 Shirley Ballas

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

When a promising young dancer collapses during the opening tango of a major competition, Lily Richmond, dance legend, teacher and one-time world champion, is convinced...

An evening with Hilary Bradt

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

We can't wait to welcome Hilary Bradt, co-founder of Bradt Guides, for a look back on her 50 years as a travel industry trailblazer. From...

An evening with Alison Weir

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Adored only child of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, the young Princess Mary grows up as the sole heiress to the English throne....

An evening with Max Hastings

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

Operation Biting was one of the most thrilling British commando raids of World War II, and probably the most successful.  In February 1942 RAF intelligence...

An evening with Gillian McAllister & Lisa Jewell

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

This summer, join bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Lisa Jewell for a criminally good evening! Just Another Missing Person - Gillian McAllister OLIVIA. 22 years old. Last...

An evening with Mark Billingham & Mick Herron

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Get ready for a criminally good evening with bestselling authors Mark Billingham AND Mick Herron The Wrong Hands by Mark Billingham Unconventional Detective Declan Miller has...

An evening with Santa Montefiore

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

We can't wait to welcome the wonderful Santa Montefiore to Chorleywood, where she'll be chatting about her stunning new novel Shadows in the Moonlight. A FORBIDDEN LOVE. AN...

An evening with Meliz Berg

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Get ready for Turkish-Cypriot Deliciousness Every Day! Dinner Tonight is a celebration of flavour and the simple joy of cooking. Enjoy fast, fresh and filling recipes;...

An evening with Melissa Hemsley

Chorleywood Bookshop 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, United Kingdom

‘Real Healthy is my kind of cooking – nourishing, easy, full-flavoured and veg-packed meals for real life. With shortcuts, simple batch cooking, time-saving tray-bakes and...

An evening with Vince Cable

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

‘The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever becoming one’ Billy Connolly’ We can't wait to welcome former Liberal Democrat leader Sir...