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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. The Edinburgh Book Festival website is hosting an amazing 140 free events from 15 to 31 August including live conversations, discussions and readings, with headliners including Arundhati Roy, Bernadine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Hilary Mantel; while the 2020 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival from 10 to 13 September includes free online events with Attica Locke, Sophie Hannah and Oyinkan Braithwaite.