A venue fit for a king! It was a fantastic evening, they had arranged it all perfectly. I am gobsmacked and over the moon all at once!
— H.M. Castor, Author



Thursday 22nd of March, 7pm at Warwick Books

The Way of St James with my Father, his Love (and a Dodgy Bike) by Scot Whitlock

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Book in advance at the shop 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

Following the death of his father, instead of being overwhelmed by depression, Scot Whitlock found himself, 'Filled with a powerful purpose: to travel the Camino de Santiago, as a simple mark of respect.'

This book chronicles his travels along this, the main pilgrims' walking route in Spain. Rather than walking, he cycles and regards the experience as a personal epiphany, even including the careful selection of a particularly punishing bike. (This is, after all, a pilgrimage!)

With detailed descriptions of the hardships and joys of cycling across Spain, his journal is entertaining and informative, telling us of the feelings and energies that come with different locations, the emotional changes in himself and his grief as he follows the pilgrims' route, and the wonderful places he discovers along the way, both geographically and spiritually, as he begins to come to terms with his loss and even makes friends with his bike.


31st March, 3pm Oken's Kitchen, 45a Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NT


Tickets £20 including the workshop & a copy of her new book

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

Following last year's very successful event at Oken's Kitchen,  Lee Holmes returns with her new book, Supercharge Your Gut. This great guide is all about eating gut-friendly foods two days a week to give your gut the chance to reboot and efficiently absorb all the nutrients you consume for the rest of the week. Get ready to sink your teeth into the latest gut research, over 100 gut-loving recipes and exploration into the ins and outs of our most influential, but frequently overlooked, body part.  Supercharge Your Gut offers a delicious maintenance program that’ll set your gut health up for life.  Lee makes eating well a pleasure and her enthusiasm for finding joy in healthy eating is inspiring.

The event will include a workshop and a copy of her book.


Thursday 12th of April, 7pm at Warwick Books

Siena by Phil Rowlands

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

Welsh artist Sara Llewellyn’s husband and young son are killed during the shooting of a wealthy Italian in London. The killer disappears and Sara’s pain and grief drive her to the edge of madness. She hides away as her life spins out of control until she meets a Canadian academic researching his Welsh roots. He helps her find some balance and light and provokes a positive start to her recovery. She goes to Italy alone to find answers and is drawn into a world of art, culture, beauty and betrayal that leads to a shattering discovery at the explosive climax of the Palio in Siena.


Tuesday 17th of April, 7pm at Warwick Books

Walk A Mile – Tales of a Wandering Loon by Chris Young

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

As a kind, chatty, and good-humoured man with a zest for life and a passion for helping people, Chris Young adored his job as a social worker. But things fell apart when, in 2008, he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. His illness brought about the end of his calling and he found himself in need of a new project and purpose. And so it came to be that in 2011 Chris began a campaign called Walk a Mile In my Shoes. Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon is the story of how a normal, nurturing childhood turned into one of neglect and abuse and how this, combined with a little faulty brain wiring, lead to a severe and enduring mental illness. It is also the story of one man’s journey towards tackling mental health stigma, one step at a time.


Friday 20th of April, 7pm at Warwick Books

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Book in advance at the shop 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz.  In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival (Tätowierer) - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.  Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive.

The Sydney Jewish Museum have declared The Tattooist of Auschwitz the ‘missing piece of the puzzle in Holocaust History’.


Thursday 31st of May, 7pm at Warwick Books

Ladykillers Night! The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins & Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

In The Night Visitor, a high-flying TV presenter and historian stands before an adoring crowd at the launch of her new bestseller she can barely pretend to smile. Her life has spiralled into deceit and if the truth comes out she’ll lose everything. A compelling exploration of ambition, morality and deception The Night Visitor asks the question: how far would you go to save your reputation?

In Come and Find Me, Lara and Ruth have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention. DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She's finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn't able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day.


Thursday 21st of June, 7pm at  St Mary Immaculate Church Hall,

45 West Street, Warwick, CV34 6AB. Parking available behind the hall.

MANIFEST – New Writing from Warwick

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net


Warwick University’s MA in Writing Programme is ranked No.1 in the UK for creative writing by both the Times/Sunday Times & the Complete University Guide. In June its students will publish an anthology of new work and we’re hosting its launch.  Join us to hear students read from their work and talking about the challenges and thrills of setting out on a career in writing.

This event will appeal to you if you’ve ever wanted to write yourself, of if you just love to hear new and innovative voices.  And there’s something for everyone, with a mix of poetry and prose; fiction and non-fiction.  You’ll also be able to buy copies of the anthology at the reduced price of £8.50 (usual price £9.99)




We are delighted to host a rich series of literary events in and around Warwick. These include our popular 'Meet the author' events. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed. Previous authors Melvyn Bragg, Jodi Picoult, Kate Williams, Professor Edith Hall and Dr Elizabeth Goldring. These events take place across Warwick including the beautiful Lord Leycester Hospital. We also support Warwick Words Festival. Read about our previous events in our blog.

Refreshments provided by local independent businesses are served at all of our events!

Huge thanks for a fab event yesterday!
— Warwickshire Schools Library Service