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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

 

May
24th

INK
An evening with special guest author
ALICE BROADWAY
Wednesday 24th May
6:30pm - 7:30pm at Mr B's

We are very excited to be hosting our first event for fans of young adult fiction.

Alice Broadway's debut novel "Ink" is the first book in an exciting new trilogy and is one of the most stunning and original YA books that we've come across in a long time,  so we jumped at the opportunity to invite Alice along to the bibliotherapy room to tell you all about it.

Set in the fictional town of Saintstone, "Ink" is the gripping story of a society in which every significant life event is tattooed upon your body; a society where there can be no secrets, and where your life story is eternalised after you die by the creation of a book of your skin. Leora is desperate to see her recently deceased father remembered as the good man that she knows he was, but when his book takes longer to return from the binders than it should, Leora realises that her father's story may have hidden chapters and plots that she knew nothing of.

Both Kate and Juliette adored this book for it's beautifully lyrical storytelling, original concepts, tense dramatic moments, and dystopian setting.

Join us as we chat to Alice about Leora, Saintstone and tattoos, there'll be a chance for you to ask Alice your questions and get your copies of Ink signed.

Tickets £5 each - includes 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.



 
July
10th

Mr B's Legends
CHRIS RIDDELL

COMES TO BATH
Monday 10th July
4:30pm - 5:30pm
at The Masonic Hall, 
Old Orchard St, Bath BA1 1JU


We are thrilled to be hosting a very special event with the Children's Laureate and one of our all-time favourite illustrators Chris Riddell.

Chris will join us this July for an exciting live drawing Q&A event at Bath's Masonic Hall. Come along with your questions at the ready and Chris will grant your answers via his intricate, distinctive line drawings. You'll also have the chance to enter our raffle and win your own live portrait session with Chris, who'll create a personal caricature for you right then and there in our big red chair!

Here at Mr B's, we fell in love with Chris' amazing artwork whilst selling his brilliant "Ottoline" books featuring the supremely inquisitive girl detective Ottoline Brown and her small hairy companion Mr Munroe. Since then Chris has illustrated (and occasionally authored) a glut of fantastic books, including the "Goth Girl"series, and his collaborations with Paul Stewart on "The Edge Chronicles" and "Fergus Crane". And perhaps most notably (!) Chris has extended his artwork expertise beyond the page and decorated our downstairs toilet with cycling fish, monstrous loo lids and an octopus which politely asks our customers to wash their tentacles!

Join us this July as we let Chris out of the downstairs loo and into the Masonic Hall to delight and amaze you at our live drawing event. 

Tickets £6 each (this event is suitable for children and adults of all ages)
Raffle tickets for a Chris Riddell portrait will be sold on the door for £1 and all profits from our raffle will be donated to our Charity of 2017 Bath Welcome Refugees.


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



 
July
12th

BOOK LOVERS UNITE
Cousins
with special guest author
SALLEY VICKERS
Wednesday 12th July
7pm at Mr B's

This July, we're delighted to welcome to the bibliotherapy room the best-selling English writer Salley Vickers. With her subtle and always-on-point powers of observation Salley is one of the UK's finest voices in contemporary fiction. Alongside her hugely successful debut "Miss Garnet's Angel" and her most recent brilliantly unnerving novel 
"Cousins", Salley is author to a further 7 novels and a collection of short stories - all penned in her moving and witty style. 

We absolutely loved Salley's latest book "Cousins" - an intricate look at a family, with its secrets and intrigues. Weaving backwards and forwards across generations, "Cousins" unpicks the tragic events of one night in Oxford and its shattering consequences as told by three different women in the family. These shifting perspectives are powerfully unsettling, leaving the mood tense and the reader unsure what to expect next. We were swept away by this tangled story of lies, pride, fear and pain and of a profound, overriding love and we couldn't resist inviting Salley along to Mr B's to tell us and you all about it.

 

Tickets £14 each of £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, book online, or pop into the shop at 14-15 John Street, BA1 2JL



 
August
23rd

BOOK LOVERS UNITE
Interstate

with special guest author
JULIAN SAYARER
Wednesday 23rd August
7pm at Mr B's


At Mr B's we love a road trip and Julian Sayarer's unplanned journey across America has already earned it's place as one of our favourite travelogues.
"Interstate" is the story of Julian's energising, eyebrow-raising trip across the vast landscape of US, a journey he embarks upon after discovering the documentary project that he had been recruited on has been cancelled. With nowhere to go, Julian decides to hitchhike from New York to San Francisco and finds the nation in a rough shape.

Julian tells the story of his trip in a frank no-holds-barred manner and in a zesty sometimes frantic narrative style that feels so relevant to our troubled times and that single-handedly yanks the travel writing genre into the twenty-first century. His sense of social conscience permeates the entire book, as he focuses not so much on place but on the people who give or deny him rides. No matter how unpalatable the opinions he encounters, Julian remains keen to engage, to understand how those opinions were formed and so to shed light on an under-nation of broken American dreams.

This incredible journey earned Julian the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year and he promptly gave half his prize to the American Civil Liberties Union. That night, he and Mr B cooked up a plan to get Julian over to Mr B's to discover more about his meandering road trip and his insights into culture, landscape and politics in the US today.  

And now that event is upon us! Join us for an unmissable evening on the endless roads of America from the sanctuary of the bibliotherapy room.


Tickets £14 each of £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, book online, or pop into the shop at 14-15 John Street, BA1 2JL



 
 

Book Groups & Other Events

 
June
7th

The Emporium Strikes Back

Wednesday 7th June

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

 

We will be reading "Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky

 

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

 

To book your place email amy@mrbsemporium.com

 

 
June
8th

 

 Mr B's Stanza Bonanza

 Thursday 8th June

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

 

 We will be reading "North' by Seamus Heaney

  

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

 

To book your place email jess@mrbsemporium.com

 

 
June
13th

Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Group

Tuesday 13th June

 7pm at Mr B's

 

We will be reading "The Power' by Naomi Alderman

 

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

 

 
July
10th

Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Group

 Tuesday 10th July

 6.45pm at Mr B's

 

We will be reading "The Accidental' by Ali Smith

 

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