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 4th September at 7.30pm

Chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Sabrina Ghayour is one of the strongest voices in Middle Eastern food today.

Her two cookbooks ‘Persiana’ and ‘Sirocco’ have been bestsellers, winning critical acclaim for presenting simple and flavourful dishes.

This new book ‘Feasts’ features festive ideas for everything from a family brunch to a celebration dinner. Glorious,... more

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Thursday 7th September at 7.45pm

John Le Carré will be reading excerpts from his new novel 'A Legacy of Spies' and talking about his amazing career spanning five decades. It is a rare opportunity to get inside the mind, behind the spy!

Tickets are £12.50 from The Riverside and the new book will be available, courtesy of Browsers, at a special discount for this launch event.

John Le Carré and the producers are donating all their proceeds to Medecins Sans Frontieres... more

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