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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

 

February
22nd

BOOK LOVERS UNITE!
A Line Made by Walking
with special guest author 
SARA BAUME
Wednesday 22nd February
7pm at Mr B's


This February, we are thrilled to welcome to Mr B's, one of the most distinctive and stirring Irish voices in contemporary fiction. Sara Baume is the multi-award-winning author of one of our favourite books of 2015 - the poetic and insightful "Spill Simmer Falter Wither" - a novel about misfits and compassion, told over four seasons.


And now Sara's back with a second thought-provoking novel. "A Line Made by Walking" is the beautifully written story of Frankie, a young artist seeking retreat in her Grandmother's bungalow in the Irish countryside. Here, she finds comfort in the natural world and in the cycle of life and death, which she incorporates into her photography.

Mr B's Amy and Danielle are both huge admirers of Sara's raw and brutally honest style. "A Line Made by Walking"  is startling in its reflections on the art world, mental health and what it means to be human. And we think fans of "Spill Simmer Falter Wither" will recognise in this new book, Sara's ability to turn a reader inside out and let them live another person's experience through her flair for creating painfully real characters.
 
Join us as we introduce you to this heartrending new book and hear from its talented young writer.


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
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.


 
 

Book Groups & Other Events

 
March
2nd

 

Mr B's Stanza Bonanza

 

 Thursday 2nd March

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


We will be reading Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage

 

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 

 

 
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
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