Bookish events

Temporary closure – 22-30 June

Sorry, we’ve had to close for a bit in line with Covid regulations. We plan to be open again on 1st July.

When we reopen, we’ll be giving our first ten customers each day a voucher for a £5 National Book Token.

In the meantime, stay safe and well, enjoy your books and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

Independent Bookshop Week – 19-26 June

Of course we celebrate being an independent bookshop every day. But from 19-26 June, we do it even more!

Although we’re not able to be in the bookshop this week, we’ve got a quiz for you, based on some of the weird facts we’ve come across in some of our wonderful books: just click on this link Independent Bookshop Week Quiz June 2020 and then drop your entries into the bookshop or email them to info@adventureintobooks by 3 July to go into the prize draw. The prize (drum rollllll) is the winner gets to select a book of their choice from the bookshop.

And, there’s more! Because books are all about stories – fact and fiction – we’re running a story competition:

Imagine you are a character from a favourite book, then write a diary entry for that character. It could be for one of the days of independent bookshop week, sometime in the past, or sometime in the future (or is there another dimension we haven’t thought about…).

The story should be 300-500 words (illustrations also welcome), and please send your story to us at, including your full name, age and a contact number. Closing date for entries is 30th June and the winners (one for each age group: 5-11, 12-19 and 18+) will be announced on 2nd July – the bookshop’s first birthday! Each prize winner will receive a £10 National Book Token.

BOOKMARK – Meet the Author on 30 June: Jenni Fagan discussing her novel Luckenbooth with Naomi Christie

BOOKMARK are busy gearing up for a live book festival on 9-10 October, but to keep us going in the meantime, they’ve also lined up another intriguing ‘Meet the Author’ event on 30 June at 7pm when Jenni Fagan will be talking about her new Gothic novel Luckenbooth. Over nine decades, No. 10 Luckenbooth Close bears witness to emblems of a changing world outside its walls. An infamous madam, a spy, a famous Beat poet, a coal miner who fears daylight, a psychic: these are some of the residents whose lives are plagued by the building’s troubled history in disparate, sometimes chilling ways. Luckenbooth is a bold and haunting novel about the stories and secrets we leave behind, and the places that hold them long after we are gone.

You can find more details of the event at:

Adventure into Books birthday – 2 July

Surely that can’t mean more bunting?

When we opened after the first Covid lockdown in 2020, we promised ourselves we would celebrate our first birthday. After a year of opening, closing, opening, closing, opening – we made it with the huge support of our customers! And I’m pretty sure that means some form of bubbles and berries…. oh, and of course, books!

National Book Lovers’ Day – 9 August

Yes – there is an official day for all of us bibliophiles. A whole day when we are officially encouraged to settle into our favourite reading place, with a good book, and read.

If you’re not sure what you might like to read, have a look at our Good Reads page, or pop in to see us – we’ve always got recommendations to share.


Once social distancing rules are no longer needed we will be holding storytime sessions. If you would be interested in this, please let us know: Get in touch