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Here at Mr B’s we run literary events with a difference. Each of our events features one of our favourite authors who we’ve invited along because we think that they’re fantastic and we think that you will too. Our BOOK LOVERS UNITE events incorporate and author interview with food and wine and sometimes music from our Bookshop Band and take place in our cozy bibliotherapy room at the shop. At our Literary Legend events we welcome big name authors to external venues across the city. Here’s what we have planned… 

 

EVENTS

 

April
10th

BOOK LOVERS UNITE!

Strange the Dreamer

with special guest author

LAINI TAYLOR

Monday 10th April, 7pm at Mr B's

SOLD OUT


We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning and international best-selling author Laini Taylor will be coming to Mr B's for one of our intimate Book Lovers Unite events.

Laini is the author of the amazing Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy - a rich, twisting, fantastical love story with themes of myth, coming-of age and folklore. We adored this series and we're delighted to confirm that Laini's new novel "Strange the Dreamer" is equally magical, mythical and original...

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
 
In this sweeping and breath-taking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

** This is an exciting opportunity to see a big-name fantasy writer in our cosy biblitherapy room. We expect tickets to sell very swiftly so make sure you get your tickets swiftly to avoid missing out.**
 

Tickets £14 or £25 for two. Ticket price includes author interview and book signing, a delicious buffet dinner, wine and 15% off all books on the night.
 


 
April
19th

BOOK LOVERS UNITE!
Ghachar Ghochar
with special guest author 
VIVEK SHANBHAG
Wednesday 19th April
7pm at Mr B's

Introducing the fanastic Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, author of eight works of fiction and two plays, all of which have been published to wide acclaim in the South Indian language of Kannada... and now we're excited to play host to Vivek to celebrate the publication of "Ghachar Ghochar" - the first of his books to be translated into English.

"Ghachar Ghochar" is a masterful novel centered around a family in Southern India; poor but loving and close, they live in an ant-infested house and carefully divide out their meagre finances equally. Upon the quick and unexpected success of the uncle’s fledgling spice company, their new-found communal wealth brings changes not just to their status and circumstances but also to the family dynamics. Moving, wry and powerful, this is a beautifully told tale of rags to riches and the fragility of family ties.

We fell in love with "Ghachar Ghochar" for its intense subtext between the family members, the feisty women, the ever-pervading scent of cooking and the narrator’s daily escapes to the Coffee House and now we're so thrilled to welcome it's brilliant author along to Mr B's to tell you all about it.


Tickets £14 or £25 for two. Ticket price includes author interview and book signing, a delicious buffet dinner, wine and 15% off all books on the night.

To book: email tickets@mrbsemporium.com, call 01225 331155, book online,

or pop into the shop at 14-15 John Street, BA1 2JL.


 
April
26th

Fox, Finch & Tepper

present

An evening of celebration for

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

 

Join us to celebrate the fifth publication from Mr B’s publishing arm - Fox, Finch & Tepper.

 

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a heartfelt, sardonic story of a dysfunctional family, brotherly love and the desires of a young man stranded by his sense of duty, but dreaming of escape.

 

The book was originally published in America in 1991 and spawned a critically acclaimed film starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis in 1993 (if you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend it).

 

Now, Fox, Finch & Tepper are delighted to introduce Peter Hedges’ brilliant debut novel to UK readers, with this very first and long overdue British publication of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

 

Join us for prosecco, nibbles, an introduction to Gilbert Grape from the Mr B’s team, readings of our favourite moments from the novel and celebrations a plenty!

 

Tickets £5 each

To book: email tickets@mrbsemporium.com, call 01225 331155, book online,
or pop into the shop at 14-15 John Street, BA1 2JL.


 
 

Book Groups & Other Events

 
March
13th

Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Group

Monday 13th March

6.45pm at Mr B's

 

We will be reading "A Book of Common Prayer" by Joan Didion

 

Mr B's book groups are free and we offer a 10% discount on all of our chosen books.

 

To book your place email books@mrbsemporium.com

 
April
5th

 

The Emporium Strikes Back

 Wednesday 5th April

 6.45 pm at the Salamander Pub (opposite Mr B's)

 

We will be reading 'Pretty Monsters' by Kelly Link

 

 Mr B's Book Groups are free and we offer a 10% discount on all of our chosen books.

 

 To book a place email emma@mrbsemporium.com 

 

 
April
6th

 

Mr B's Stanza Bonanza

 Thursday 6th April

7pm at the Salamander Pub (opposite Mr B's)

 

We will be reading 'The Adoption Papers' by Jackie Kay

 

Mr B's Book Groups are free and we offer a 10% discount on all of our chosen books.

 

To book a place email jess@mrbsemporium.com 

 

 
April
11th

Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Group

Tuesday 11th April

7pm at Mr B's


We will be reading "Prisoners of Geography" by Tim Marshall

 

Mr B's book groups are free and we offer a 10% discount on all of our chosen books.

 

To book your place email books@mrbsemporium.com