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 up to 300 people. 

Authors who have joined us have included tv journalist Robert Peston, novelists Alexander McCall Smith, Margaret Drabble, James Runcie and Kate Mosse, comedian and presenter Griff Rhys Jones, children's author Michael Morpurgo, 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 ten 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

Friday 7th December 2018 at 7.30pm
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Dan Snow
Monday 12th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Dan Snow is a historian, BAFTA-winning broadcaster and television presenter. He lives and breathes history and believes passionately that we overlook it at our peril: “In a world of fake news, cuts to history education and politicians spouting fiction, there has never been a more important time to tell the true history of the world. This is why I want to engage a new generation of enthusiasts with this book.” Tickets available from Browsers Bookshop and The Riverside Cinema, £22 to include a copy of the book (RRP £14.99) which will be presented on the night. One additional ticket, with no book, can be purchased for £15.

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Kate Humble
Friday 9th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Taking a daily walk has become as essential as that first cup of tea for tv presenter, Kate Humble.
Introducing her new book, ‘Thinking on My Feet’, Kate will share the story of her walking year - the routes she’s taken, people she’s met, the problems solved, the inspiration gained, her thoughts and feelings while enjoying the landscape. Kate is one of the UK’s best-known and much-loved broadcasters, and the familiar face for BBC’s 'Springwatch' and 'Back to the Land’. Tickets are £22 to include a copy of ‘Thinking on My Feet’, presented on the evening. (One additional ticket, without the book, can be purchased at £15.) Available from Browsers Bookshop, 60 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 1AL. Tel: 01394 388890

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