Summer Activities

Come and join the fun and games at DRAKE - The Bookshop!

We're putting together a range of activities and events over the up coming months - hopefully there will something for everyone! don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with all our events.


Saturday May 12th 

2.00pm Young Bookworms reading group will be meeting to discuss Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy who is joining us by Skype to answer our questions about this fab book. New members always receive a friendly welcome!

3.00pm Teen Readers book group are meeting to discuss The Fandom by Anna Day, who will also be joining by Skype to chat to the group about her book.

Saturday May 19th

10.30 - 12.00 - Crafting session with Rosie Oates from Creation Station - places are limited so please pre-book. cost is £2.50 per child.


Saturday June 2nd

It's Isadora Moon Day! come along between 10.30am - 12.00pm or 2.00pm - 3.00pm and make some angel wings and partake in a range of pink and glittery/black and spiky Isadora Moon Angel/Vampire activities - FREE

Saturday June 16th

Tiger Tea Party 10.30 - 12.00 

A joint event to launch Independent Bookshop Week and celebrate a very special anniversary - The Tiger Who Came To Tea is 50 years old this year! and to celebrate we are holding a Tiger Tea Party with crafting session with Rosie Oates from Creation Station. There will also be refreshments, activities and a chance to win copies of the book. Places are limited to please pre-book. cost is £2.50 per child.

Saturday June 23rd

Join North East writers Mari Hanna and Stephanie Butland for afternoon tea in the shop as we discuss their latest books -  this is also part of our Feminist Book Fortnight events. Places are limited so please pre-book. Contact the shop for more details.


Wednesday June 27th

Call and Answer - Tees Women Poets 

 7.00pm - 9.00pm - please join us in the shop where the collective of Tees Women Poets will read a feminist text, say why they love it, and respond with a poem of their own. This is part of our Feminist Book Fortnight events. This event is free, refreshments (wine and nibbles) will be on offer (pay as you feel) places are limited to please pre-book by contacting the shop.