Article and Photographs: Jonathan White
Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge on High Street in Nantwich is hosting three author events in the weeks ahead.
Local author Kiley Dunbar will talk about her novel ‘The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday’ on Friday 17th September 2021 (doors open 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm). Tickets are £10pp which includes a copy of ‘The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday’ and snacks.
Book synopsis: The Borrow-a-Bookshop Bookshop Cafe invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop…for a fortnight. Spend your days talking books with customers in your own charming bookshop and serving up delicious cream teas in the cosy cafe. Bookworms, what are you waiting for? Your holiday is going to be LIT(erary). Apply to: The Borrow-a-Bookshop Bookshop Cafe, Down-a-long, Clove Lore, Devon. Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack. Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday – running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable. Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart. But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks… As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding out in Clove Lore. Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…
Kiley Dunbar said: “It’s always wonderful to meet readers in real life and talk about our love of books! I can’t wait to share my excitement for my sixth novel which comes out the day before the event (‘Matchmaking at Port Willow’, Hera Books, Sept 16 2021) and to celebrate the success of ‘The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday’. I’ll be signing copies of paperbacks and answering questions about how I got my book deal, discussing why romance is the most popular genre on the planet, and talking about how to write escapist, feel good fiction. I’m so grateful to Steve, Denise and everyone at Nantwich Bookshop for hosting the event and for all the support they’ve given me since my debut in 2019. They’ve been amazing! The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday is a celebration of independent booksellers just like them and is a love song to bookworms and bookshops everywhere.”
‘An Evening BBQ with Phil’ takes place on Friday 24th September (doors open 6:30pm). Cash bar available. Tickets are £15 and include a BBQ dinner. Relive some of the stories and memories of life on the road in the 60’s with local bands such as The Hot Rods, The Crescents and The Scorpions. From Crewe Town Hall to The Cavern and recording at Abbey Road, an evening of chat and live music not to be missed!
Yvette Fielding launches her book ‘The House in the Woods’. This event is sold out with a new date pending. Yvette was the youngest ever Blue Peter presenter at age 18, and she’s since gone on to host and produce Ghosthunting With… and Most Haunted. After years of studying ghosts, she’s become television’s ‘first lady’ of the paranormal.
Denise Lawson, Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, said: “We are so excited to be hosting events at the Bookshop again. We have a raft of authors coming over the next few months. Keep an eye on our social media pages and window displays.”