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 Craig Brown

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join bestselling (and incredibly funny) author Craig Brown, as he turns his attention to Queen Elizabeth II in an unforgettable and fascinating biography. Virginia Woolf compared...

An evening with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Have you ever watched a cloud being born? Clouds come in all manner of shapes and sizes. From low-lying stratus to high-flying cirrus via sun...

An evening with Robert Harris

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

Join bestselling author Robert Harris, as we chat about his latest novel Precipice. Summer 1914. A world on the brink of catastrophe. In London, 26-year-old Venetia Stanley –...

An afternoon with Dr Chintal Patel

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Dr Chintal Patel is here to make everyday cooking and eating at home as enjoyable and nourishing as possible. No time? Turn to the 15-minute Meals or Time-saver Tray...

An evening with Ben Macintyre

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

Join bestselling author and historian Ben Macintyre as we celebrate the launch of his new book The Siege, the remarkable story of the greatest SAS hostage drama On April...

An evening with Sonia Purnell

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

An electrifying re-examination of one of the twentieth century’s greatest unsung power players When Pamela Churchill Harriman died in 1997, the obituaries that followed were...

An evening with Wendy Joseph KC

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Wendy Joseph KC returns to Chorleywood to chat about her latest book Rough Justice. Four gripping stories from the Old Bailey that force us to consider:...

An evening with Tom Parker Bowles

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join award-winning food writer Tom Parker Bowles for an evening exploring royal culinary history. From breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners, to coronations and state banquets, Cooking and the...

An evening with Simon Heffer

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

The English language has evolved throughout its history, and usually for good reasons. However, in recent years, egged on by social media and the ubiquity...

An evening with James Holland

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

It should have been an easy victory. After triumph in Tunisia, the sweeping success of the Sicilian invasion, and with Italy finally knocked out of...