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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… 


with special guest author 
Thursday 17th November
7pm at Mr B’s

"Cove" is the short, sharp powerful story of a man struck by lightning and stranded at sea from one of our current favourite literary voices.

We first came across Cynan Jones when our Tom elected
"The Dig" as his book of the year in our 2015 Christmas catalogue. Tom praised Cynan's stark, stripped back poetic writing. He sold a lot of copies of the book and shortly after our customers came back raving about it and begging for more of Cynan's writing.

So, here it is... a tiny, hypnotic novel about memory and the forces of nature, which packs a big punch and we've invited along the man himself to tell you all about it. Cynan Jones was born and bred near Aberaeron in Wales, and in addition to "The Dig" and "Cove" is the author of three other novels, which all share one crucial characteristic - they're very short! In fact Cynan is proud of his mastery of concise fictions, billing himself on his website and twitter as a "writer of short novels". His books may be little, but they're also mighty, his debut saw him win the Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, and "The Dig" scooped the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2014 and the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize in 2015.

Join us for an unmissable evening of food, drink, books, a musical introduction from our fantastic Bookshop Band and most importantly an in-depth interview with Cynan, which could even last longer than it would take you to whizz through one of his novels!

Tickets £14 each or £25 for two. (ticket includes delicious dinner, wine and 15% off all books on the night.)
To book call 01225 331155, book online, email or pop into the shop.


The Mr B's Christmas Concert
with our beloved
The Bookshop Band
and introducing
Isobel Holly
Wednesday 7th December
7pm at Mr B’s

This December, we are delighted to play host to two of Bath's best young musical acts for an intimate evening of acoustic music and festive good cheer.  

The Bookshop Band have been one of yours (and our) favourite elements of our Book Lovers Unite events over the past six years, entertaining us with their folky always-on-point book inspired tracks. And their musical talents have seen them delight book-lovers far beyond our bibliotherapy room with gigs at bookshops across the UK, Ireland and even Paris. They've also performed at festivals, been featured on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4 and recorded 133 songs to date! Find out more at

Now, in the midst of a year releasing ten albums of their recorded work back-to-back they return to the Bibliotherapy Room for what has become an  annual December music-lover's evening; but this time we've invited another excellent local musician onto the bill to create an entire evening of musical treats. 

Isobel Holly is a young songwriter and performer from Bath who already has an impressive musical CV. She's won songwriting awards, has been featured on BBC Radio Bristol and has performed at Komedia and Moles in Bath, Louisiana in Bristol and the legendary New York club, The Bitter End. With her inspired blend of jazz harmony, soulful rhythm and heartfelt, story-driven lyricism, we think that you're going to love Isobel's musical style. Find out more at

Join us, Isobel and The Bookshop Band for mince pies, some kind of mulled Christmas drink and music!

Tickets £12 each (all profits go to the musicians)

To book call 01225 331155, book online, email or pop into the shop.


Book Groups & Other Events


Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Groups

Monday 14th November

 6.45pm at Mr B's


We will be reading Azazeel by Youssef Ziedan.


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


Mr B's Stanza Bonanza

 Thursday 1st December

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


We will be reading The Verandah Poems by Jean 'Binta' Breeze

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


Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Groups

Tuesday 13th December

 7pm at Mr B's


We will be reading The Violins of Saint Jacques by Patrick Leigh Fermor.


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