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Jacqueline Wilson
27 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
07 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
10 Jan 2019
Waiting for 'it' to happen TenYrsLtr is an eclectic collation of 10 years of creativity by graphic designer Tony Clarkson. With the only written words being the synopsis on the back cover, the 100-page hard backed book let the images tell the tale. There are photographs of musical instruments and landscapes, buildings and people as well as cleverly created graphics for the viewer to guess their...
19 Oct 2018
Shrewsbury Bookfest invite families and children aged 6+ to Button & Bear Bookshop, 28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury. SY1 2BQ to join author Hilary Robinson as she introduces her new book ‘Peace Lily’ which tells the story of Lily, a young girl who becomes a nurse and follows her childhood friends Ben and Ray to the battlefields of France. ‘Peace Lily’ is beautifully illustrated and with a...
12 Jul 2018
The History Press is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of ‘Shropshire Folk Tales for Children’ by Amy Douglas in July 2018. Featuring specially commissioned illustrations by a local artist and part of a new series of folk tales for children from Britain’s finest storytellers, The History Press is the premier contemporary resource for British folk tales. Do you know that there are...
18 Mar 2018
Get Hooked on Books! The overriding theme of this year’s May Children's Literature Festival is about inspiring young minds to be creative, to challenge them with exciting new activities and masterclasses and, most of all, to enjoy words by celebrating them in both the written and spoken format. By focusing on our ethos of inspiring children to develop a life-long love of reading, we have prepared...
Stefan Laird, carpentry workshop supervisor for The Furniture Scheme, puts up a new sign for the bigger and better bookshop
16 Feb 2018
A well known book shop in Ludlow has moved into bigger and better premises. The book shop, which used to be housed in a room at the back of Renaissance in Tower Street, is popular for classic books and, at times, extremely rare books too. It has moved across the walkway at the back of the store into the former flea market shop opposite. James Cooper, operations manager for The Furniture Scheme...
22 Mar 2017
Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event,  described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Since...
Author Peter Parker to give talk on Housman Country on October 12.
29 Sep 2016
Fans of A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’ will get the chance to learn the secrets behind the famous poetry collection and its author when a distinguished biographer visits Shrewsbury to talk about his major new book. Peter Parker, who appeared at this year’s Hay Festival, will visit Shrewsbury on Wednesday October 12 to talk about his latest work ‘Housman Country: Into the heart of England’. The...
13 Jul 2016
Renowned author Peter Robsinson, creator of the Inspector Banks crime series that inspired the popular TV drama DCI Banks, will be visiting Shrewsbury on Friday July 22 to sign copies of his latest book. Mr Robinson will be at Pengwern Books, in Fish Street, as part of an official UK-wide tour to accompany the publication of his 23rd Inspector Banks novel ‘When the Music’s Over’. The number one...
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