Special events

Something a bit different!

Something for everyone

Books are my passion, sharing them with people even more so!

So I’m always on the look out for innovative and unusual ways to make books special for you, too.  Whether it’s a Random Reading Group session because I just read a book that I simply had to talk about, or a trip to Venice so we can follow in the footsteps of famous authors, or a Readers’ Retreat or whatever it might be … these are events that come up every now and again and are open to everyone. 

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Book Launch:

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
with author, Susannah Stapleton

11.00am to 4.00pm

Author Susannah Stapleton is well-known to many of our customers at Wenlock Books as she worked here for several years before leaving to focus on her writing. Susie will be in the bookshop all day to sign books and talk to customers, friends and fans! Do come along, we’d love to see you.

Poetry in the Barn – a summer celebration

10.30am to 5.00pm (doors open at 10.00am)
Tickets: £30.00

Welcome to the first day of poetry at Aardvark Books, curated by Anna Dreda, founder and artistic director of the Wenlock Poetry Festival. Join us for a fabulous day with Gillian Clarke, Jonathan Edwards, Paul Henry, Pauline Prior Pitt, Deborah Alma, Jean Atkin, Thirza Clout and Jenny Swann.  There will be lots of poetry and lots of fun as we all enjoy our day together in the lovely informality of Aardvark Books on the south Shropshire/north Herefordshire borders.

Exploring Poetry

10.30am – 12.30pm
£10 to include coffee & biscuits

Ali Redgrave will share a discussion about the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop. All poems discussed will be from The Centenary Edition: Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, published by Chatto and Windus at £14.99 and available from Wenlock Books (photocopies will be provided on the day).

All welcome, but booking (and pre-payment) is essential by email to info@wenlockbooks.co.uk by phoning 01952 727877 or calling in to the shop.

Small Worlds

18th & 25th SEPTEMBER &
9th, 16th AND 23rd OCTOBER (all Wednesdays)
2,00pm to 4.00pm
£30 for six sessions, to include coffee/tea & biscuits


Sometimes place is so strong it’s almost a character.

Do you like reading short stories?

Would you like to join a small group exploring the world of short fiction, starting with stories that are all about place?

Join us at Wenlock Books this autumn on Wednesday afternoons to share the joy of reading together.

The group will be led by Christine Leaman – short story reader, writer and fan.

Places are limited, so please contact Wenlock Books to enrol.

Ty Newydd Writing Centre

24th-30th NOVEMBER 2019
Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Criccieth

Only one place left!

Email me if you’d like to be included.

Our popular Readers’ Retreat will again be held at the National Centre for Creative Writing in Wales at Tŷ Newydd.

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Much Wenlock
Shropshire TF13 6AA

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01952 727877

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