Our Events

Looking for something different to do this month? What could be more exciting than exploring new ideas and worlds with their creators? At the Hungerford Bookshop, we are believers in opening up book discussion and giving our customers access to the many brilliant authors out there. Take a look at some of the acclaimed writers we have hosted over the years. Our events are always held at one of the fantastic (and often historic) local venues in Hungerford as well as on-line and ticket prices often include money off the title being discussed and a glass (or two) of wine. See below for our latest events. Scroll down for more info or book tickets via our Eventbrite page

Sept 23rd: Sebastian Faulks on his new Novel Snow Country.

‘Faulks’s most poignant love story yet’ Antony Beevor

1914: Aspiring journalist Anton arrives in Vienna where he meets Delphine, a woman of experience and deep secrets. Entranced by the light of first love, Anton comes to life. Until his country declares war on hers.

1927: For Lena, life with her mother in a small town has been cosseted and cold. After a few years of schooling, she encounters a young lawyer who spirits her away to Vienna. However, what she imagines to be love soon crumbles, and she leaves the city behind to take a post at the snow-capped sanatorium, the Schloss Seeblick.

1933: Having lost many friends on the Eastern Front, Anton is sent to write about the mysterious Schloss Seeblick. In this place, on the banks of a silvery lake where the roots of human suffering are laid bare, two people will see each other as if for the first time.

Sweeping across Europe as it recovers from one war and awaits the coming of another, SNOW COUNTRY is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope. In elegant, shimmering prose, Sebastian Faulks has produced an epic love story of timeless resonance.

The bestselling author whois Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this widely hailed as one of the best writers of his generation, will be talking at Herongate auditorium, followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Tickets include a copy of the book (published September 2nd) and a glass of wine.


October 20th: Pam Ayres - On Animals

Join the celebrated poet Pam Ayres at an event Hosted by Hungerford Bookshop.

From her very first encounter with a friendly golden Labrador at just three years old, Pam Ayres has been enchanted by animals. Now, for the first time, in this beautiful new illustrated work, she has gathered together her life's work of poems, new and old, dedicated to her love of them. Watch her perform them in her inimitable style at The Herongate Club in Hungerford, 7:30pm on October 20th.

Pam Ayres on Animals will make a perfect gift - if you can bear to give it away! 


This is a very special bookshop. Seriously diverse and fascinating authors come to talk about their books. All in all, it gives a new dimension to Hungerford and is one of the main reasons it would be hard to move to a new area!
Belinda Coote, Customer

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