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Here at Mr B's we run literary events with a difference - offering close encounters with our favourite authors at our BOOK LOVERS UNITE, G E N E R A T I O N B and AROUND THE WORLD evenings, which incorporate an author interview with food, music, wine and where the mood takes us, fun props! We also host MR B'S LEGENDS events, where you can meet your favourite big name authors at external venue events across the city. Check out what we've got lined up for 2015...

 

August
11th

Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Groups

Tuesday 11th August

7pm at Mr B's


St Agnes' Stand by Thomas Eidson


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


Email books@mrbsemporium.com to book your place


 
 
August
26th
AROUND THE WORLD
WITH MR B's
with special guest author
PAULA MCLAIN
Wednesday 26th August
7pm at Mr B's

One of our favourite special guests of all-time will return to Mr B's this Summer. And she's bringing with her a new literary muse, with a true passion for travel and adventure...

Paula McLain is the author of "The Paris Wife" - the brilliant biographical novel of Ernest Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson. It's a novel that instantly won a place amongst the favourites of the Mr B's team and we haven't stopped recommending it ever since Paula enchanted our audience at an adultery themed Book Lovers Unite! evening back in 2011.

Now we're thrilled to welcome Paula back to the bibliotherapy room to introduce "Circling the Sun" - her fascinating new bio-novel of all round adventuress Beryl Markham. "Circling the Sun" follows British-born Beryl from her childhood in Kenya where she played and learned amongst the natives, to her days as a champion horse trainer, her friendships with writer Karen Blixen and hunter Denys Finch Hatton and finally to her early flights as a pioneer of female aviation. As ever, Paula's writing is evocative and thoroughly researched, offering a genuine insight into the lives of these glamorous trailblazers.

Join us and be transported to the African plains for an evening of literary exploration in the company of one of the loveliest authors you'll ever meet, and her single-minded, globetrotting heroine.

Travel around the world (from the comfort of the Bibliotherapy Room) with our new travel-themed events, featuring a Mr B’s interview with our special guest author, a reading to transport you to our literary destination, a glass of wine and a selection of themed nibbles.


Tickets £8 each or £14 for two.


To book call: 01225 331155, email books@mrbsemporium.com or pop into the shop or buy online.



 
September
8th

Book Lovers Unite!

Writing about Writers: OR Bosnian Zombie Night

With special guest author

ALEKSANDAR HEMON

Tuesday 8th September

7pm at Mr B’s

 

Event idea #2015: A legendary American/Bosnian author with a precise and dark sense of humour comes to Mr B’s for a literary evening discussing his inventive new novel...

 

Aleksandar Hemon’s “The Making of Zombie Wars” features Josh Levin, an aspiring screenwriter with a laptop full of terrible film concepts and just one that takes root – Zombie Wars! With his writing in hand (kind of), Josh escapes his laundry-rifling landlord to move in with his girlfriend. However, their domestic bliss is short-lived when our flailing hero becomes entangled with a Bosnian woman and her jealous violent husband. As disaster ensues, Josh’s choices move from silly to profoundly absurd…

 

Aleksandar Hemon boasts a whole host of literary medals, from a Guggenheim Fellowship through to a ‘Genuis Grant’ from the Macarthur Foundation. We first fell for his great characters and dark humour when Nic read his 2008 novel “The Lazarus Project” and we were delighted to hear that he was flying over from Chicago and could schedule in a visit to Mr B’s. Join us and the dynamic Alesksandar for an evening discussing “The Making of Zombie Wars”, writers in fiction, the Bosnian literary scene and of course, those pesky zombies!


Tickets £14 each or £25 for two.

 

To book call: 01225 331155, email books@mrbsemporium.com or pop into the shop or buy online.


 
September
14th

Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Groups

Monday 14th September

6:45pm at Mr B's

 
The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi Shu Ogimoto

 

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

 

Email books@mrbsemporium.com to book your place

 


 

 
October
8th

Shark Night

A Graphic Novel Special

With special guest author EVIE WYLD and special guest illustrator JOE SUMNER

Thursday 8th October

7pm at Mr B’s

 

Come and get your teeth stuck into Shark Night – a special event celebrating graphic novels and the coolest animals in the ocean! Anglo-Aussie novelist and fellow independent bookseller Evie Wyld will join us to introduce “Everything is Teeth” her new graphic memoir about her childhood in New South Wales and her obsession with one of nature’s most volatile and misunderstood creatures. We love Evie’s novels “After the Fire, A Still Small Voice” and “All the Birds, Singing” – her style is stark, brutal and poetic at once, the perfect combination for a writer whose topic is sharks! We’re also lucky enough to have Joe Sumner joining us in the bibliotherapy room. Joe is a London-based model maker and illustrator, and has created the lucid cartoon-meets-reality style illustrations to accompany Evie’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous prose.

 

We’ll chat to Evie and Joe about the story behind “Everything is Teeth”, how they came to work together and of course the enchanting sharp-finned creatures at the heart of their new book. Fizzy shark sweets will be provided amongst other less maritime nibbles!


 

Tickets £8 each or £14 for two.


To book call: 01225 331155, email books@mrbsemporium.com or pop into the shop or buy online.


 
October
20th

Book Lovers Unite!

South Africa’s Literary Landscape

 with special guest author

 JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT
Tuesday 20th October 

7pm at Mr B’s

 

South Africa’s colourful past and present are portrayed with vividness and a dose of Justin Cartwright’s trademark wit in his compelling new novel. “Up Against the Night” features Frank, a wealthy descendant of a Boer leader, who is preparing to leave the security of his life in London’s Notting Hill in order to return to Cape Town and confront his family’s history and its powerful legacy. Frank’s ancestor was an iconic Afrikaner who was murdered by Zulu King, Digane in the 1838 massacre along with hundreds of his followers. In contemporary South Africa his name, the myth of his mission and his defeat live on, but Frank suspects that something rotten lies at the centre of this family legend and as he returns to his homeland in search of the truth he becomes embroiled in a world of violence and absurdity.

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Justin to Mr B’s for an evening discovering South Africa, its fascinating history and the fiction that it has inspired. Justin Cartwright is a multi-award winning novelist and the author of seventeen fiction works to date including Whitbread Novel Award-winner “Leading the Cheers”, Richard and Judy’s book club choice “The Promise of Happiness” and (most importantly) our Lucinda’s favourite financial crisis inspired novel “Other People’s Money”. Justin was born in Cape Town, grew up in Johannesburg and also happens to be the descendant of a Boer leader! Join us for what is sure to be an entertaining and evocative event.

 

Tickets £14 each or £25 for two.

 

To book call: 01225 331155, email books@mrbsemporium.com or pop into the shop or buy online.

 

 
     
     

Previous Book Lovers Unite Events

 


 

Season One: Travels From Your Armchair »

Season Two: Books Behaving Badly »

Season Three: The Winds of Change are Always Blowing »

Season Four: In Extremis »

 

   


 

 
Season Five: Now That's What I Call Fiction »      

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