Past Events Archive

Here are some of the past events we’ve hosted at Simply Books…


LIVE AUTHOR EVENT

Robin Ince
20th Oct 2021
7:30 pm

Discussion and Q & A with the author

(includes a SIGNED/dedicated copy of
The Importance of Being Interested)


“Robin’s take on science is human, funny but also deeply enthralling.”

Professor Alice Roberts


BOOK SIGNING

Sarah Moss
9th Nov 2021
12:00 pm

Sarah will be coming to the shop to sign copies of The Fell this Tuesday 9th November at 12pm.


“One of the best writers at work in Britain today”

Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet


DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR

Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad
10th Nov 2021
7:00 pm

Culinary legend YOTAM OTTOLENGHI and long-time collaborator NOOR MURAD will be joining us for a live stream event.


‘Ottolenghi’s test kitchen under a railway arch, where he and his team conjure up new recipes, has always felt like my version of Dahl’s chocolate factory’

Marina O’Loughlin, The Sunday Times


BOOK SIGNING

Michael McIntyre
17th Nov 2021
4:00 pm

t’s a huge coup to have MICHAEL McINTYRE with us to sign copies of his new autobiography A Funny Life.


DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR

Tony Redmond
17th Nov 2021
7:30 pm

Join us for an ‘in person’ event with inspiring frontline doctor DR TONY REDMOND OBE.


‘A true Humanitarian.’ David Nott, author of War Doctor


DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR

Ann Pratchett
29th Nov 2021
7:00 pm

On Monday 29th November we will be joined by novelist and fellow bookshop owner ANN PATCHETT for a live stream event.


‘Patchett’s essays are both sharp and humane … like a hugely enjoyable conversation with a particularly brilliant friend’

– Sadie Jones


DONATION

Gift a Book
17th Dec 2021
5:00 pm

Each ticket counts as a single donation.

The closing date for making donations this year will be Friday 17th December.


DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR

Hannah Kent
10th Feb 2022
7:00 pm

On Thursday 10th February we will be joined by novelist HANNAH KENT for a live stream event.


‘So beautiful and so raw . . . Impossibly good’

– Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock


MEET THE AUTHOR

Beth Morrey
24th Feb 2022
7:30 pm

On Thursday 24th February we will be joined by novelist BETH MORREY for a ‘meet the author’ event.


‘Glorious! An uplifting celebration of mothers, daughters and female friendship – it left me feeling better about the world. I loved it, such a joy’

– Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project


IN PERSON

Coffee and Conversation
20th May 2022
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


Talk and Q & A

Suzan Holder
28th Jul 2022
7:30 pm

Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1BD


Hear how living with Slade star Noddy Holder, producing TV’s Loose Women and meeting Sir Paul McCartney inspired Suzan’s hilarious romantic comedy with a musical twist ‘Shake It Up, Beverley’.


ONLINE

Coffee and Conversation
3rd Aug 2022
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


Book signing & photo opportunity

Cressida Cowell
28th Sep 2022
4:30 pm

Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1BD


Hold tight for an epic quest filled with adventure, friendship and a futuristic twist that will have you desperate to travel Which Way to ANYWHERE…


Book Signing

Andy Griffiths
13th Oct 2022
4:30 pm

Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1BD


“The books are packed throughout with hilarious cartoon drawings and will appeal to all children – even the most reluctant of readers. Think Australia’s Tom Gates!”


Talking about her new book

Kate Mosse
18th Oct 2022
7:30 pm

Fords Lane Church, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 1DQ


Don’t miss this chance to spend a brilliant evening with one of the country’s most acclaimed and beloved authors!


BOOK & EVENT

Apollo Remastered
14th Nov 2022
7:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT


The definitive book about the Apollo missions: extraordinary, newly restored images from the NASA archives


** NEW DATE **

Brian Bilston
15th Nov 2022
1:30 pm

Fords Lane Church, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 1DQ


 ‘If you like a) laughing or b) words which rhyme with each other, you will love Brian Bilston’ –Richard Osman


BOOK SIGNING

Alex T Smith
24th Nov 2022
4:00 pm

PRE BOOK A TICKET OR JUST COME ALONG ON THE DAY!


‘Hey! Why am I in a Christmas book? The only thing I like about Christmas is Brussels Sprouts!’


Simply Books presents…

Isabel Losada
30th Nov 2022
7:00 pm

Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1BD


“Isabel gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand.”
Sir Mark Rylance


BOOK & EVENT

Maggie O’Farrell
1st Dec 2022
6:30 pm

LIVE STREAMING


‘I thought I had made myself clear. I want something that conveys her majesty, her bloodline. Do you understand? She is no ordinary mortal. Treat her thus.’


IN PERSON

Coffee and Conversation
14th Dec 2022
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


IN PERSON

Coffee and Conversation
11th Jan 2023
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


IN PERSON

Coffee and Conversation
8th Feb 2023
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


BOOK SIGNING

Harriet Muncaster and her World of Isadora Moon
22nd Feb 2023
1:00 pm

Tickets £10
includes a copy of Emerald and the Ocean Parade


Do come and join us we promise you a magical time!


AUTHOR EVENT

Robin Ince
3rd Mar 2023
7:30 pm

Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1BD


Join us for a high energy and hugely entertaining evening!


IN PERSON

Coffee and Conversation
8th Mar 2023
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


CARYL HART & BETHAN WOOLVIN

MEET THE WEATHER GIRLS
31st Mar 2023
3:45 pm

Rhymes, songs and a draw-along activity


Join us for an exciting adventure in our hot-air balloon!


IN PERSON

Coffee and Conversation
12th Apr 2023
11:00 am

Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
10th May 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


Meet the author

Jacqueline Wilson
25th May 2023
3:30 pm

Jacqueline will be signing copies of
The Magic Faraway Tree, A New Adventure
Tickets £10 (includes a copy of the book)

SOLD OUT


“Enter the gloriously magical world of the Enchanted Wood”


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
14th Jun 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


BOOK SIGNING

Cressida Cowell
20th Jun 2023
4:00 pm

Cressida will be signing her special edition book
Tickets £12.99 (includes a signed copy of book)


‘one of the greatest inventions of modern children’s literature’ –The Guardian


An afternoon with…

A J Pearce
21st Jun 2023
2:30 pm

Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, SK7 1BD


 Feel-good novel of the summer!


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
12th Jul 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


CRIME NIGHT 'DOUBLE HEADER'

Clare Mackintosh & Fiona Cummins
25th Jul 2023
7:00 pm

Tickets £10 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of A Game of Lies or All of Us are Broken)


TRUST NO ONE… THEY HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSE


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
6th Sep 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
6th Sep 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


SIMPLY BOOKS

An evening with Patrick Barkham
28th Sep 2023
7:00 pm

Ticket £10 (£5 redeemable against a copy of The Swimmer)


‘an intimate portrait of a glorious life!’


Dr. Tony Redmond OBE

War in Ukraine: A Medic’s Report from the Frontline
4th Oct 2023
7:00 pm

Tickets £10
(ticket sale proceeds will be donated to UK-Med)


‘Frontline: Saving Lives in War, Disaster and Disease’


PAUL THOMPSON PRESENTS...

An evening celebrating the late, great Jake Thackray
25th Oct 2023
7:00 pm

Tickets from £10


A book event like no other!


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
1st Nov 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


SIMPLY BOOKS

A Festive Evening with Becky Excell
1st Nov 2023
7:00 pm

Ticket £10 (£7 redeemable against a signed copy of Becky’s new book)


… delicious recipes to see you through the festive season!


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
1st Nov 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


BOOK SIGNING

Meet Adam Kay & Henry Paker
7th Nov 2023
4:00 pm

Tickets £15
(inc. a copy of Kay’s Incredible Inventions)


Laugh-out-loud book, destined to inspire the next generation of scientists and inventors!


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
6th Dec 2023
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (redeemable against your next book)


'GIFT A BOOK' APPEAL

Last day for donations
16th Dec 2023
5:00 pm

In partnership with:
Chelwood Food Bank Plus
& Salfords Women’s Refuge


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
10th Jan 2024
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (inc. coffee & homemade cake)


DINO SAFARI with Caryl Hart & Bethan Woonvin

Meet the Dinosaurs
2nd Feb 2024
3:45 pm

Tickets £12
(includes a signed & personally dedicated copy of their new picture book)


Join us on a DINO SAFARI – back to two hundred million years in the PAST


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
7th Feb 2024
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (inc. coffee & homemade cake)


BOOK SIGNING

Alex T Smith
6th Mar 2024
4:00 pm

PRE BOOK A TICKET OR JUST COME ALONG ON THE DAY!


Perfect for 5 – 8 years to read themselves or be read to and written in Alex’s own inimitable style!


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
6th Mar 2024
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (inc. coffee & homemade cake)


BOOK SIGNING

Nick Sharratt
9th Mar 2024
11:00 am

PRE BOOK A TICKET OR JUST COME ALONG ON THE DAY!


Perfect for 6 – 10 year olds!


Join Andrew for his monthly meet-up

Coffee and Conversation
3rd Apr 2024
11:00 am

Ticket £5 (inc. coffee & homemade cake)


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