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

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

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 8.00pm

The author of last year's delightful debut 'The Keeper of Lost Things' has another story to charm and delight us.

'The Particular Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes' is about a spirited, rebellious, independent woman whose life has been changed by a tragic event. Unable to let go of her grief, she gains solace from visits to the local cemetery and to the town's lido. Chancing across two extraordinary women opens up new possibilities.

Meet these wonderful new characters and find out what inspires and drives Ruth in her writing. This will be a fun and uplifting evening. Not to be missed!

Tickets are £15 and include a copy of 'The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes' (RRP£14.99) and complimentary refreshments.

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 1.00pm

The international bestselling crime writer, Jeffrey Deaver will be visiting from his home in the USA to launch his new thriller 'The Cutting Edge'.

He will be with us for this lunchtime visit at Woodbridge Library, where he will be in conversation with Catherine Larner and signing copies of the book for the audience members attending.

A former journalist, attorney and folksinger, Jeffrey Deaver is 'the master of suspense'. He has written 35 novels, including the 2011 authorised James Bone thriller 'Carte Blanche'.

Deaver's work has sold over 50 million copies in more than 35 languages around the world, winning numerous awards.

In this latest book, Deaver's most popular character, Lincoln Rhyme is at work again in NYC as he tries to catch a killer targeting couples.

Tickets are £15 and include a copy of 'The Cutting Edge' (RRP £14.99).