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.

 

 

 

1. Entry is by ticket only. One ticket per person. 

2. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult: 

3. Tickets can be purchased from DRAKE – The Bookshop, 27 Silver Street, Stockton. Tickets can only be bought in person or over the phone. Tickets can't be bought in conjunction with any other offer.

4. Reservations over the phone may be accepted depending upon demand, though must be collected and paid for within 5 days or by 12th June, whichever is sooner.

5. A maximum of ONE PRE-OWNED BOOK per ticket holder can be signed. Additional books can be bought at the event and all will be signed (time permitting). 

6. Books can be pre-ordered by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., calling 01642 909970 or calling into the shop. Deadline for pre-orders is 12th June.

7. Boat passengers must be in situ by 5:30 for the outward journey and 7:40 on the return. Failure to do so may result in missing the boat.

8. A reserve list will be created in the event of selling out the boat trip. People will be placed on the signing list by request rather than by default.

9. Books will be available on the night both on the boat and at the museum.

                This is likely to  include La Belle Sauvage, new imprints of I was a Rat, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, 

  Spring-Heeled Jack, paperback and hardback versions of His Dark Materials. (not exhaustive) 

We cannot guarantee which titles will be available to purchase at the event, though reservations will be ordered in advance where possible. 

10. Only the author’s books will be signed; no other merchandise will be signed. Please note that the event may be filmed. As an attendee you consent to footage of you being used for promotional purposes. 

11. Tickets cannot be resold or transferred and shall not be purchased or obtained from or through any person, commercial agent, company or otherwise than directly by the applicant from DRAKE – The Bookshop. Any tickets advertised for sale will be void.

12. Terms and conditions of The Teesside Princess apply.