Shop Events

Friday 2nd February 2024 – 6:00pm

An Evening Northumberland writer Caro Giles

PLEASE NOTE – This event has been postponed – new dates coming soon…

Join Northumbrian writer Caro Giles as she talks about the inspiration behind her beautifully honest memoir.

Twelve Moons follows a year spent caught between the wild sea and the changing moon of the wide Northumberland skies. A dazzlingly honest memoir that while never turning away from the awkward truths of life, also shows how love will flourish if we can only find a space for ourselves. Caro Giles lives on the far edge of the country, with her tribe of daughters.

Bound by circumstance, financial constraints, illness and the challenges of single motherhood, she has nowhere to go but the fierce landscape that surrounds her. Over the course of the year, the moon becomes her fellow traveller through dark times, and companion through joyful ones.

Tickets – £5 – book online here or contact the shop.


Wednesday 7th February 2024 –

6:00pm until 7:30pm

An Evening with our Poet in Residence – Caroline Walling – The Curious Inksmith

During November and December last year Caroline was the Bookshop’s Poet in Residence, a brand new project facilitated by the wonderful Tees Women Poets. She spent time in the shop talking to customers about living in Stockton, their views on James Cleverley MP, joys of reading and what the community means to them, and how places like bookshops can spark nostalgia . She also got us all writing out our wishes for Teesside.

Come along to this relaxed evening event to hear some of the wonderful poetry Caroline has written as a result of spending time in the bookshop and talking to our customers

This is a free event but please do book a ticket to ensure your place

book online here or contact the shop.


Monday 12th February – 7:00pm

An Evening with Persephone Book and Francesca Beauman

PLEASE NOTE – This event has been postponed – new dates coming soon…

2024 sees the 25th anniversary of this iconic literary brand and we are delighted to be joined by Francesca Beauman from Persephone for an evening of discussion to celebrate.

Join us on 12th February at 7:00pm

Tickets £5.00 – book in the shop or online

places are limited – please book in advance

Monday 12th February – 7:00pm