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

Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 7.30pm

CHANGE OF DATE: Due to illness, Joanna has had to reschedule her visit and will now be joining us on Wednesday 21 March. Currently the event is sold out.

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

Monday 9th April 2018 at 7.30pm

Diana first visited us to launch her glorious cookbook 'Simple'. She was a fabulous speaker - entertaining and inspiring, and we all went away enthused to try so many delicious new recipes, some of which we sampled as they had been created for us by Vernon Blackmore for our summer evening event at Woodhall Manor.

We're so excited that Diana is coming back to Woodbridge with a new title, called 'How to Eat a Peach' (she has great titles for her books, and for the chapters inside).

This book is all about the food Diana has cooked over the years as she's travelled the world and collected new flavour combinations.

She'll tell us about turning simple ingredients into stunning dishes and how her own love of food has grown from the days when, at 16, she was writing menu notes in a school exercise book. That notebook is her inspiration for this book, and I'm sure will encourage many of us to record memorable occasions in terms of the food we've enjoyed with friends and family.

Diana will be in conversation with Catherine Larner at Browsers Bookshop, 60 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge.

Tickets are £25 which includes a copy of the beautiful new book 'How to Eat a Peach', and refreshments.

Space is limited so please book early for this very special evening. Tel 01394 388890