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

Keith Trezise ’Frogmorton Culpepper Saves the World’

21st September 7pm at Warwick Books

A new scientifically fictitious novel that makes Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy read like a municipal guide to manhole covers! Exciting,
compelling and thoroughly entertaining novel unlike anything you will ever have read.

Tickets £5 including drinks & nibbles

Lissa Evans ‘Their Finest’ & Sarah Franklin ‘Shelter’

26th September 7pm at Warwick Books

Highly acclaimed novelist of ‘Their Finest’, Lissa Evans, and Sarah Franklin, author of the deeply captivating debut novel ‘Shelter’ join us to talk about the parallels and contrasts in their work. Both stories of war take place far from the battlefield exploring the experience of women during World War II. This insightful and entertaining event will explore the experiences of some of the 2 million women who worked in war industries.

Tickets £5 including drinks & nibbles

Alexander McCall Smith ‘Chance Developments’

5th October, 12.30pm - A Warwick Words event supported by Warwick Books

Join worldwide best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith as he discusses Chance Developments, his new collection of short stories inspired by five chanced-upon anonymous black & white photographs. And of course, no event with this serial novelist would be complete without catching up with little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street or finding out what is new with and the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency ... An event not to be missed!

£10, Call 01926 334418

Liam Brown ‘Broadcast’

26th October 7pm at Warwick Books

It’s in line with recent dystopian hits such as the TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale and relevant with its depiction of a fame hungry blogger agreeing to have a chip implanted to have his every living moment beamed to a worldwide audience, it has been described as Inception meets Black Mirror and the Truman Show for the YouTubegeneration.

Tickets £5 including drinks & nibbles

Elizabeth M Cox ‘Tragedy at Bawley Bay ‘

2nd November 7pm at Warwick Books

Tragedy at Bawley Bay is a fictional ghost story/Victorian mystery set mainly in and around my home town of Gravesend. The town’s geographical position on the Thames and its historical role as a resort town for Londoners travelling to it by paddle steamer in the nineteenth-century are important aspects that shape the events depicted. The main relationship is a romantic one between two women.

Tickets £5 including drinks & nibbles

laia jufresa 'umami'

Translation Slam with Spanish to English translators Sophie Hughes and Rosalind Harvey

21st November 7pm at Warwick Books

Translators Ros Harvey and Sophie Hughes will each translate the same passage from one of Laia’s books and discuss their translations with Laia. The translations will be distributed to the audience so that they can join in the discussion.

                          Grant made this event possible - Thank you Harper Collins!

                          Grant made this event possible - Thank you Harper Collins!


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