What’s On at Lost in Books

Throughout autumn, we have lots of events happening in Lostwithiel. Join us in chatting to local authors, admiring art exhibitions and being a part of the national Books are My Bag campaign – to mention just a few.

Take a peek below at our upcoming events here at Lost in Books.

Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival: 27th -29th September

This annual festival is one of Cornwall’s most famous poetry events, held at Sterts Theatre. Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this year’s theme sees walls, barriers and borders at the heart of the festival.

Now in its 8th year, Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival welcomes poetry in all its forms, with music, dance, visual art and puppetry performed over the course of the weekend. Workshops, readings and opportunities to speak to established poets, up-and-coming talents, and likeminded readers makes this weekend a treasure not to be missed.

We’ll be selling poetry collections at the event itself with books from festival speakers available to purchase.

Book signing with Anna Chorlton – Cornish Folk Tales of Place: 5th October

Cornish Folk Tales of Place

Cornwall’s rugged coast is etched with stories.

Join us at 11am on 5th October for a book signing with Anna Chorlton. Her book Cornish Folk Tales of Place tells the many stories of Cornish folk tales from the east and north of Cornwall.

Filled with beautiful artwork from local artists and the chance to delve deeper into some of Cornwall’s legendary stories, this book is already becoming a firm favourite with indie booksellers across the county. Within its pages are tales bound to stir a memory in your heart, while others may be completely new to you. But, whichever the story, you’re guaranteed to feel the magic and myth of Cornwall with this book in your hands.

Anna will be available to sign books at this event. Everyone is welcome.

Bookshop Day: 5th October

Bookshop Day is all about championing a love of reading and shouting about the places which unite bookworms – bookshops! There will be lots of goodies available at Lost in Books to celebrate Bookshop Day, such as bookmarks, Books Are My Bag children’s bags, stickers, and bookish postcards. Set up by the national Books Are My Bag campaign, Bookshop Day promises to be full of fun for both booksellers and readers.

Come along and join us.

Art exhibition: Roberta Hopkins

Local artist Roberta Hopkins will be showcasing her beautiful art collection ‘Observations’ in our shop throughout the autumn months.

Blending her exquisite attention to detail with a love of our ancient town, Roberta’s etchings are available in the shop to buy, or simply browse. She also makes gorgeous jewellery, which you can see by visiting her website.

We’re incredibly proud to showcase her artwork on our walls, surrounded by beautiful books.

Lost in Books Celebrates Independent Bookshop Week

Come and join the fun with Lost in Books as we celebrate Independent Bookshop Week. We are thrilled to be taking part in this fantastic week from 15th-22nd June, championing a love of books alongside over 400 independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland.

With lots of goodies to give away, such as bookmarks, leaflets, vouchers and limited edition tote bags, why not come and visit us to celebrate a love of reading? Who knows – you might even discover your next favourite book!

Run by the Booksellers Association and a huge part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, Independent Bookshop Week hopes to celebrate independent bookshops across the nations. They also give out fantastic awards to the best adult, children’s and picture books of the year and actively champion local #BookshopHeroes and booksellers.

We were pleased to discover that authors based in Cornwall, such as Liz Fenwick and Patrick Gale, have also been spreading the word about Independent Bookshop Week – with appearances in local bookshops and giveaways on social media at the forefront of their campaigns. Who better to bump into at your local bookshop than one of your favourite authors?

This entire week is going to be packed full of fun and (we hope) lots of reading. Make sure you stop in and say hello to grab your free National Book Token £5 voucher and perhaps get lost in a world of books as you slip through our doors.

So, whether you fancy having a browse, or going home with one (or two, or maybe even three!) books clutched firmly to your chest, we hope you find something to make your week special at Lost in Books.