Bookshop to celebrate local authors and independent publishers - The Leamington Observer

Bookshop to celebrate local authors and independent publishers

Leamington Editorial 5th Jul, 2022   0

A BOOKSHOP in Kenilworth is set to celebrate the success of local authors and independent publishers during a special one-day event.

Kenilworth Books in Talisman Shopping Centre will hold its ‘Indie Publisher Day’ on Saturday, July 9 from 11am to 3pm, and will host a selection of writers from in and around the area who have all been supported by independent publishers to make their mark in the book industry.

The day will showcase local author Anthony Etherington’s Europia, a story based in Eastern Europe in the year 2030, and Pauline Crame’s novel Song in the Key of Madeleine, which centres around the emerging relationship between two individuals from very different social and cultural backgrounds.

For poetry lovers, Chris Burleigh’s Poetry book Intersecting Lines from Beercott Books explores the familiar from new perspectives, while Oliver Comins will be sharing his observational poetry.

Former-journalist turned history-writer Simon Wilcox will be discussing books past and present including From Gas Street to The Ganges, and Robin Leach will be reflecting on Kenilworth’s past.

Kenilworth will also be the focus for local history writers Graham Gould and Peter James who will be sharing their wide-ranging research on a variety of town buildings and even local allotment sheds.

Judy Brook, owner of Kenilworth Books, said: “We’ve always championed our local talent. This year our Indie Publisher Day is set to be even bigger, with ten authors all bringing something different to the table, giving our customers a great reminder of how special Kenilworth is and the culture it creates.”

With book signings happening throughout the event, there will also be a variety of family and children’s activities, led by independent children’s publisher, Owlet Press which is based in Warwick.



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