Chiltern Bookshops 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 Alison Weir

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

The spellbinding story of Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor queen. An English Princess, born into a war between two families. Eldest daughter of the...


An evening with Peter James

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

Discover the darkness that lurks around every corner in the latest instalment of Peter James’s award-winning detective series. Harry and Freya, an ordinary couple, dreamed...


An evening with Max Hastings

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

The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was the most perilous event in history, when mankind faced a looming nuclear collision between the United States and Soviet...