The BA Bookshop Social Programme is sponsored by BatchLine.
The BA typically holds half a dozen Bookshop Socials each year. The Socials involve drinks at a bookshop, followed by an author dinner sponsored by a publisher. These evenings provide a great opportunity for regional booksellers to come together in a relaxed informal setting and have proved to be very popular.
The events are open to BA Members only and are FREE of charge to attend. All bookshop staff are welcome!
During 2021 we hosted two successful socials as digital events, one alongside HarperNorth, in which Northern Booksellers gathered on zoom to hear from authors Rob Pope and Tony Redmond; and the other for South Western Booksellers, in which booksellers were joined by Victoria Hislop, and enjoyed a home-delivered Greek food kit, courtesy of Walker Books.
Planning for the 2022 Socials is underway and we are looking forward to a return to some in person socials.
2022 Dates confirmed:
- 28th April - Max Minerva's, Bristol (sponsored by Walker Books)
- 24th May - Little Ripon, Yorkshire (sponsored by DK)
- 9th November - Atkinson Pryce, Scotland (sponsored by HarperCollins)
Further dates will be published later in the year.
Check out photos below from the previous regionals!