Nenad Stojkovic/Wikimedia Commons

A selection of bookshop readings, performances, literary lunches, salons, festivals and other writerly goings-on are listed here and regularly updated. Please send details of any forthcoming events you’d like us to feature to events @ bookanista . com


Because ongoing health concerns relating to the spread of the Covid-19 virus have led to the postponement or cancellation of many events and author tours, we are suspending our regular listings until things clear up.

For your literary fix, check out the fast-expanding range of blogs, videos and podcasts from the Southbank Centre, the British Library, the London Review Bookshop, Foyles, Waterstones, publisher and author websites and social media streams, as well as those of your local organisations and venues.

Catch up with short films from Fatima Bhutto and Sanam Maher’s #StayHomeStayReading initiative, which invited authors to read from and discuss their work and recommend wider reading.

And look out for the fortnightly Morphologies Masterclasses from Comma Press, where prominent authors celebrate past masters of short fiction: