Coming events

Activities at Browsers Bookshop

Author events

Throughout the year, Catherine Larner organises a number of talks and book launches for Browsers Bookshop. These take place in the shop and at venues throughout the town, as intimate gatherings of around 30 guests to literary lunches and large evening talks with audiences of more than 250 people. 

Authors who have joined us have included Alexander McCall Smith, Margaret Drabble, James Runcie, Kate Mosse, Griff Rhys Jones, Gervaise Phinn, Michael Morpurgo and Deborah Moggach as well as Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger and antiques expert, Judith Miller. 

There are new authors or less familiar names, too, invited because we love their books and we want you to try them too.

We’ve welcomed Renee Knight with her psychological thriller, ‘Disclaimer'. There’s been a demonstration from internationally renowned jewellery designer, Alex Monroe, as he’s launched his memoir about his Suffolk childhood ’Two Turtle Doves'. And we met the wonderful and talented Emma Hooper when we walked along the river wall and talked about the inspiration for her debut novel ‘Etta and Otto and Russell and James’. Take a look at reports of past events to get a flavour of what we offer.

Book Group Meetings

What's more, we have a Browsers Book Group meeting. It takes place on the last Monday of each month (except August and December) at 8pm in the bookshop. Around 20 people usually come along to discuss the latest title and we have wine, juice or coffee for a small donation, with complimentary flapjack! Catherine leads the group, which has been going for eight years now, and we've kept a list of all the books we've read - it's a great resource as Catherine tries to find titles that sometimes slip under the radar.

Coming soon

Thursday 11th January 2018 at 7.00pm

The award-winning journalist, now ITV’s political editor, Robert Peston is visiting Woodbridge in the new year, as the guest of Browsers Bookshop. He will be in conversation with Catherine Larner about his newly published book, provocatively titled 'WTF'.

Brexit, Trump and the recent British and French elections were all part of the people's revolt against the way the West is run.

What has caused this series of political shocks, and what needs to be done to mend our fractured society?

In 'WTF' Robert Peston seeks to make sense of the events which are changing our lives.

In this wide-ranging and very readable account, he looks at how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the lessons should be of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, the widening gap between rich and poor, and what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted through the manipulation of social media.

Robert has written for the 'Sunday Telegraph', 'New Statesman' and 'Independent' newspapers and was formerly the BBC’s business editor. He’s known particularly for breaking the news of the crisis at Northern Rock bank.

This very special evening on Thursday 11 January 2018 will take place at Woodbridge Community Hall and will begin at 7pm. Robert will be available to sign copies of the book.

Tickets are £25 including a copy of 'WTF' (RRP £20). An additional ticket can be purchased for £10. Available from Browsers Bookshop, tel 01394 388890

As this will be a capacity event, any unwanted tickets may be returned to the bookshop and a refund offered if/when resold. Should, for reasons beyond our control, the event not go ahead, then the ticket purchase price will be returned.

Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 7.30pm

The author of the Sunday Times bestselling debut ‘The Trouble with Sheep and Goats’ will be introducing her second novel “Three Things About Elsie.’

This is a glorious account of old age, exploring memory and friendship, regrets, sorrow and resilience, guilt and hope. It is both funny and poignant, entertaining and thought-provoking.

Joanna is a fascinating speaker. Leaving school at 15 with one O’level, she retrained as a doctor in her 40s and worked as a psychiatrist. Her interest in people in the fringes of society continues to inspire her writing.

Tickets £15 include a copy of the book (RRP £14.99) with complimentary refreshments

Available from Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge. Tel 01394 388890