Coming events

Activities at Browsers Bookshop

Author events

Throughout the year, Catherine Larner organises a number of talks and book launches for Browsers Bookshop. These take place in the shop and at venues throughout the town, as intimate gatherings of around 30 guests to literary lunches and large evening talks with audiences of up to 300 people. 

Authors who have joined us have included tv journalist Robert Peston, novelists Alexander McCall Smith, Margaret Drabble, James Runcie and Kate Mosse, comedian and presenter Griff Rhys Jones, children's author Michael Morpurgo, as well as Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger and antiques expert, Judith Miller. 

There are new authors or less familiar names, too, invited because we love their books and we want you to try them too.

We’ve welcomed Renee Knight with her psychological thriller, ‘Disclaimer'. There’s been a demonstration from internationally renowned jewellery designer, Alex Monroe, as he’s launched his memoir about his Suffolk childhood ’Two Turtle Doves'. And we met the wonderful and talented Emma Hooper when we walked along the river wall and talked about the inspiration for her debut novel ‘Etta and Otto and Russell and James’. Take a look at reports of past events to get a flavour of what we offer.

Book Group Meetings

What's more, we have a Browsers Book Group meeting. It takes place on the last Monday of each month (except August and December) at 8pm in the bookshop. Around 20 people usually come along to discuss the latest title and we have wine, juice or coffee for a small donation, with complimentary flapjack! Catherine leads the group, which has been going for ten years now, and we've kept a list of all the books we've read - it's a great resource as Catherine tries to find titles that sometimes slip under the radar.

Coming soon

Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 2.00pm

This event is now taking place at Woodbridge Community Hall, beside the river, near the station, with easy access and lots of parking.

We want to give Victoria a fabulous Woodbridge send off for the start of her publicity tour with new book 'Those Who Are Loved', so have moved this event to the slightly larger venue of Woodbridge Community Hall.

Victoria's books are enjoyed by 10 million readers! They have enjoyed novels such as 'The Island', 'The Return' and 'The Thread', and won't fail to delight in her latest book called 'Those Who Are Loved', set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece.

"Everyone knows how much I love Greece," says Victoria, "but exploring this story has taken me to some new and disquieting places.

"'Those Who Are Loved' has been germinating for a decade now, from the moment I first saw the island of Makronisos from the Greek mainland.

"I was told it was uninhabited, but had been a prison camp for communists. The discovery compelled me to read about the Greek civil war (in which many women played a role), but of course it also meant researching the events that led to that conflict as well as the long-term after-effects that are still seen in Greece even today."

Tickets £20 to include a copy of ‘Those Who Are Loved' (RRP£19.99). One additional ticket can be purchased at £10 without the book. Tel 01394 388890

Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 7.30pm

One of our greatest writers about farming and rural life, Adrian Bell’s work spanned sixty years from 1920-80.

His observations about the ecology, economy and culture of the British countryside has much to say to a new generation.

Richard Hawking will talk about the release of this new book ‘At the Field’s Edge’, the first full length appreciation of Bell’s work.

Martin Bell, the former BBC war reporter and Independent Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2001, will share some of the memories of his father during this very special evening.

Tickets are £20 to include a copy of the book (RRP£20) with one further ticket available for £10, without the book. Details from Browsers Bookshop 01394 388890