Upcoming events this Autumn


Wednesday 23rd October 7:00pm - North East Author Event

It' the way you tell 'em...

Join North East authors Harry Pearson and Stan L. Abbott in at this free event in the shop as they chat about how life's hilarity survives the journey onto the page.

Stan L. Abbott’s career as a journalist began in York and has seen him write for many national and regional newspapers and magazines. For some years he ran a successful publishing business in the Yorkshire Dales.

More recently he has worked in the airline industry, and ran a communications consultancy, based in Durham City and with clients across the UK and Europe. He still provides consultancy in tourism and aviation while also returning closer to his journalistic roots, writing regularly for a variety of publications, including the New European.

The Episode is his first novel which tells the story of one man’s descent into a brief period of madness and the surreal world he creates.
Stan lives in Durham and the Lake District with his wife and a fluctuating number of cats.
Harry Pearson was born near Middlesbrough. He became a full-time writer in 1986 and is the author of ten works of non-fiction, including The Far Corner - A Mazy Dribble through North-East Football, which was runner-up for the William Hill Prize and was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Sports Books of All Time by both The Observer and The Times. He also wrote a weekly sports column in The Guardian from 1997 to 2012
His latest book, The Milkman, The Emperor and Me is a humerous look at cycling obsessed Flanders.
Harry still lives in the Tyne Valley. His monthly column about football appears in football fanzine When Saturday Comes.


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Wednesday 30th October - 10:30am - 12:00am - FREE HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

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Join children's writer Rachel Coverdale for some free half-term activities in the shop.
Rachel will be reading from her books 'Who Hides Here? Footprints in the Garden' and 'Who HIdes Here? Footprints on the Farm' before leading some fun activities to help children learn about wildlife and learn to identify and recognise animal footprints.
This is a free event.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can ensure room for everyone

This is a free event.