Philip Pullman Visits Stockon-on-Tees

Philip Pullman,  Author of the Year 2018, visits Stockton-On-Tees and is hosted by Drake the Bookshop as part of Independent Bookshop Week and we have been assured by all concerned that it was a fantastic evening!

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So here are the details you have been waiting for!

As you know we have been chosen as one of only three independent bookshops to host Philip Pullman on Tuesday 19th June from 5:30pm as part of Independent Bookshop Week and in so doing represent all bookshops outside a radius of 60 miles from central London!

From Thursday 31st May at 9:30 tickets go on general sale.

Reservations can be made over the phone (while stocks last) but payment must be made at the shop and collection must be within 5 days of reservation or June 12th (whichever is sooner). OR, call into the shop and purchase your tickets from there.

EVENT 1

We have a VIP reading, Q&A and book signing with Philip Pullman aboard the Teesside Princess (which we are renaming La Belle Sauvage for the evening) for 100 people. 50 people will be with Philip on the way to Preston Park and 50 people on the way back. Boat ticket entitles you to a 2-way trip aboard the Teesside Princess and to take part in a book signing with Philip Pullman. MAXIMUM of one pre-owed copy per ticket plus books bought on the night can be signed.

 

Tickets for this event are £15 for adults and £7.50 for children.

 

EVENT 2

Once at Preston park (where we plan to have some entertainers, including face painting, designing your own Daemon, more details to follow) there will be a book signing with Philip Pullman. (This event is limited to 70 people at the present time). Again, MAXIMUM of one pre-owed copy per ticket plus books bought on the night can be signed.

 

Tickets for this event are free, but must be reserved over the phone or in person and collected within 5 days of reservation or June 12th (whichever is sooner).

 

Want a new copy of your favourite or his latest for Philip to sign?

Get in touch and we will make sure we order it for you ready for the day.

 

A timetable of the evening is outlined below

 

5:30pm              Aboard the boat (The Teesside Princess)

5:40pm              Boat departs 

5:40 - 6:20pm    Event on board "La Belle Sauvage" (ticket group A)

                          Philip to do a reading and open out to audience Q&A (20 mins)

                          Philip to do a signing for passengers (20 mins)  

                          Ticket group B in other part of boat        

6.20pm              Boat arrives at Preston Park. 

6.45 - 7:30pm    Signing at the museum (separate ticket required)

7.40pm              Aboard boat for journey back 

7.45-8.25pm      Event on board "La Belle Sauvage" (ticket group B)

                          Philip to do a reading and open out to audience Q&A (20 mins)

                          Philip to do a signing for passengers (20 mins)  

                          Ticket group A in other part of boat   

8.30pm              Arrive at Stockton  

 

Full terms and conditions can be found below, including health & safety regarding the Teesside Princess.

 

 

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Feminist Book Fortnight - Tees Women Poets

16th June - 30th June 2018
 
 
 
 Wednesday 27th June - 7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
As  part of feminist book fortnight, 16th-30th June, we are hosting an evening of interesting talk and wise words with the Tees Women Poets as they discuss the feminist writers who have inspired them..
 
Join the poets of Teesside's all-woman spoken word collective, The TWP, as they share extracts from their favourite feminist writers and reply with their own poems
 
Poets will include:
 
Natalie Scott
Gail Henderson
Kym Deyn
Lisette Auton
Sarah Crutwell
Julie Easley
Ann Cuthbert
Kirsten Luckins
 

This event is free, but please book a place. Refreshments will be available - tea, coffee, wine and nibbles.

contact the shop for more details

An Evening with Joanna Trollope

Number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope, is back with her twenty-first novel - An Unsuitable Match.

Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another ...

Join us for an evening of light hearted chat and interesting book discussion with international writer Joanna Trollope on the eve of the publication of her latest book 'An Unsuitable Match'

The event is at Teesside High School on 20th February 2018 at 7.00pm till 8.30pm. There will be chance to purchase An Unsuitable Match and have it signed by Joanna two days before its official national release.

 

Tickets are on sale now from DRAKE The Bookshop - please email for more information or to reserve tickets.

The cost per ticket is £10 which will be redeemed against the cost of a book on the night.

 

 

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