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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 2016...


 Mr B's Stanza Bonanza
Poetry Reading Group

 Thursday 4th February

 7pm at The Salamander (across the street from Mr B's)



 At Mr B’s we strongly believe that poetry is for everyone and comes in all forms. Join our monthly reading group at The Salamander pub to mix the best ales with the best poetry. Just bring your wacky interpretations and relaxed chat! This month we're reading 'The Green Dress whose Girl is Sleeping', by Russell Jones, a debut collection from a young Scottish author that promises everything from sci-fi poetry to everyday joys.

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

Email to book your place at the table

 Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Groups

 Tuesday 9th February

 7pm at Mr B's

 The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal


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


Email to book your place


An evening with 
Tuesday 16th February, 7pm 
at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRSLI)
16-18 Queen's Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
* with music from The Bookshop Band *

We're delighted to welcome Yann Martel, the author of international bestseller "Life of Pi", to Bath for a special Mr B's event celebrating the publication of his dynamic new novel.

"The High Mountains of Portugal" is part-quest, part ghost-story and part-modern-fable. Beginning in Lisbon in 1904, this emotively woven tale describes the expedition of Tomás, a young man on the hunt for an extraordinary artifact that is sure to redefine history. 35 years later an Agatha-Christie-loving Portuguese pathologist, embroiled in a mystery of his own, is drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest. And another fifty years on, in Northern Portugal, where a grieving senator has sought refuge along with his chimpanzee accomplice, Tomás’s mission comes to a surprising conclusion.

Yann was born in Spain, his first language is French and he lives in Canada. As well as the hugely successful "Life of Pi" (which won the 2002 Man Booker prize), Yann has also written "Self" (his debut novel about a young writer), Juliette's favourite "Beatrice and Virgil" and the award-winning short story collection, "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios".

Join us and Yann Martel and be transported to Portugal as we quiz this literary legend about his startling new novel, the exotic locations of his fiction, animals in writing and how life has changed for him since "Life of Pi".

There'll also be music from our Bookshop Band and Portuguese-themed baked goods.

Tickets £6 (includes £6 off the book on the night).

To book please call 01225 331155, email or buy online


An evening with CAITLIN MORAN
Thursday 10th March, 7:30pm 
at Bath Forum
1A Forum Buildings, BA1 1UG
(doors open from 6:30pm)

On the eve of publication of her engaging new book "Moranifesto", we are thrilled to welcome to Bath the much-loved, outspoken writer and face of contemporary feminism, Caitlin Moran to the Bath Forum.

In "Moranifesto" Caitlin combines some of her recent award-winning Times columns with lots of new writing, to create a rallying call for our times. Tackling topics as pressing and diverse as "gaying up the Olympics", 1980s swearing, boarding schools and Benedict Cumberbatch, "Moranifesto" is Caitlin's own campaign for change and a passionate quest to understand 21st century society.

Caitlin's writing career took off early when when she published a children's novel "The Chronicles of Narmo" aged sixteen. Two years later she became a columnist for The Times. She has since been named Columnist of the Year five times and Interviewer and Critic of the year (British Press Awards). In addition to her success as a journalist, Caitlin has also conquered the book market; her first book "How to be a Woman" has been published in 25 countries and won the British Book Awards Book of the Year, 2011. She is also the author of Sunday Times bestsellers "Moranthology" and  her first novel for adults "How to Build a Girl"

On top of all of the awards and bestsellers, Caitlin is a real heroine of our Mr B's team. We love her for her funny and bang-on insights into what it means to be a modern women in today's society, and we're so excited to be welcoming her to Bath this March.

 Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 25 and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as ‘a very sexual humanitarian’.    

Join us for a hugely entertaining evening with Caitlin chatting about her books, modern culture and how we can change the world! 

Legendary names brought to you by Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. These events feature an in-depth interview, book signing and a Q&A session with your favourite writers with a few extra special Mr B’s touches.
Tickets £20 includes a copy of Caitlin's new book "Moranifesto" (RRP £20)
To book call 01225 331155, email, book online, or pop into the shop.


Mr B's Marvellous and Delightful Book Groups

Monday 14th March

 6.45pm at Mr B's


Down to the Sea in Ships by Horatio Clare


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


Email to book your place



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Season Four: In Extremis »




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




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