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Meerkat Christmas: Window Painting with Emily Gravett Meerkat Christmas: Window Painting with Emily Gravett
Monday 9th December 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet award-winning author and illustrator Emily Gravett (Meerkat Mail; Evie and the Animals) as she stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from her new Christmas picture book Meerkat Christmas.

NYJO Academy Christmas Concert NYJO Academy Christmas Concert
Sunday 8th December 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Chargeable Event

Join the NYJO Academy ensembles as they get their festive swing on this December!

The London Lectures: Miranda Fricker - Being Believed The London Lectures: Miranda Fricker - Being Believed
Friday 6th December 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Miranda Fricker asks what is the value of being believed?

The Sweetest Sound: In Conversation with Yvonne Brissett The Sweetest Sound: In Conversation with Yvonne Brissett
Saturday 30th November Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for an evening of 'sweet' conversation with award-winning, local author Yvonne Brissett, who will be interviewed by BBC journalist and presenter, Nicola Beckford.

The London Lectures: C. Thi Nguyen - The Gamification of Public Discourse The London Lectures: C. Thi Nguyen - The Gamification of Public Discourse
Friday 29th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, C. Thi Nguyen explores how social media has turned conversation into a game.

Faber and Foyles present: The QI Literary Quiz Faber and Foyles present: The QI Literary Quiz
Thursday 28th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join creator of much-loved comedy quiz show QI John Lloyd CBE and QI Elves James Harkin and Anne Miller for a special festive literary quiz celebrating 90 years of Faber & Faber at our flagship Charing Cross Road store.

Find Me: Andre Aciman in conversation Find Me: Andre Aciman in conversation
Wednesday 27th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Discover the eagerly anticipated sequel to the cult novel Call Me By Your Name with internationally acclaimed author André Aciman discussing the upcoming Find Me with writer and journalist Anita Sethi.

The Tree That's Meant to Be: Window Painting with Yuval Zommer The Tree That's Meant to Be: Window Painting with Yuval Zommer
Monday 25th November 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author, illustrator and environmentalist Yuval Zommer (The Big Book of the Blue; The Big Book of Beasts) as he stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from his new Christmas picture book The Tree That’s Meant to Be.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone
Sunday 24th November 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with saxophonist, flautist, violinist and composer Tori Freestone.

Opera Rara, Warner Classics and Foyles present: An Evening with Ermonela Jaho Opera Rara, Warner Classics and Foyles present: An Evening with Ermonela Jaho
Saturday 23rd November 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Chargeable Event

Get an exclusive insight into the artistic life of an opera lead as Albanian star soprano Ermonela Jaho joins us for an evening celebrating her new recording of Puccini’s first opera Le Willis in association with Opera Rara and Warner Classics.

The London Lectures: Elizabeth Fricker - Should We Worry About Losing Skills to Robots? The London Lectures: Elizabeth Fricker - Should We Worry About Losing Skills to Robots?
Friday 22nd November 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk Elizabeth Fricker asks whether we should about becoming progressively deskilled as modern smart technology takes over many skilled tasks?

EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Ms Maurice EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Ms Maurice
Thursday 21st November 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us in welcoming back Ms Maurice—the incredible trumpeter and vocalist whose unique sound delighted the Foyles audience earlier this year.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin Duo EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin Duo
Wednesday 20th November 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Get ready for some out and out free improvisation with Binker Golding on the saxophone and Elliot Galvin on the piano.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Arthur O'Hara Trio EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Arthur O'Hara Trio
Monday 18th November 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Discover the Arthur O’Hara trio—a fresh London-based jazz, funk and rock trio drawing on influences such as Thundercat, Sons of Kemet and Kneebody. The trio look to experiment with the relationship between baselines, melody and rhythm.

Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: A Signing with Carl Chinn Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: A Signing with Carl Chinn
Saturday 16th November Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us and Professor Carl Chinn as he signs his latest book Peaky Blinders: The Real Story - detailing the truth behind one of the most infamous parts of Birmingham's history.

The London Lectures: Alessandra Tanesini - Passionate Speech: On The Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate The London Lectures: Alessandra Tanesini - Passionate Speech: On The Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate
Friday 15th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Alessandra Tanesini, Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University discusses two types of anger: the arrogant anger of those who arrogate special entitlements, and the liberatory anger that can be used to good effect in the struggles for equality and recognition.

The Age of Anxiety: Pete Townshend in conversation The Age of Anxiety: Pete Townshend in conversation
Thursday 14th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet Pete Townshend, legendary lead guitarist of The Who, as he opens the pages of his debut rock novel The Age of Anxiety—a rebellious fusion of music, drugs, passion and love.

Things No One Else Can Teach Us: Humble The Poet in conversation Things No One Else Can Teach Us: Humble The Poet in conversation
Monday 11th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening with spoken word artist, rapper and social media sensation Humble the Poet as he talks about his new book Things No One Else Can Teach Us. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

An evening of Science Fiction with Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell and Emma Newman An evening of Science Fiction with Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell and Emma Newman
Friday 8th November Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Foyles Cabot Circus is delighted to welcome some of the greatest names in UK science-fiction to discuss their latest books.

The London Lectures: Liam Kofi Bright - Why Do Scientists Lie? The London Lectures: Liam Kofi Bright - Why Do Scientists Lie?
Friday 8th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Liam Kofi Bright, Assistant Professor at the LSE explores why scientists lie and what can be done about it.

Britain by Numbers with Stuart Newman Britain by Numbers with Stuart Newman
Thursday 7th November Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join economist and author Stuart Newman for the launch of his new book, Britain by Numbers, a vibrantly designed and complex analysis of the statistics that lie behind life in in Great Britain.

After Geoengineering with Holly Jean Buck After Geoengineering with Holly Jean Buck
Thursday 7th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

***Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that this event has now been cancelled.***

Ness: Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood in conversation Ness: Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood in conversation
Wednesday 6th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening in the company of two acclaimed chroniclers of the natural world—the award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and iconic artist Stanley Donwood—as they discuss their unique working relationship and collaboration on the haunting, shape-shifting Ness.

The Topeka School: Ben Lerner in conversation The Topeka School: Ben Lerner in conversation
Tuesday 5th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Feted American author Ben Lerner comes to Foyles to discuss his masterful, highly-anticipated third novel The Topeka School with literary journalist Alex Clark.

The London Lectures: Alvin I. Goldman - How Can We Decide Who the Experts Are? Or Can We? The London Lectures: Alvin I. Goldman - How Can We Decide Who the Experts Are? Or Can We?
Friday 1st November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Alvin I. Goldman asks which experts should be relied on.

Starve Acre: A Journey into English Folk Horror with Andrew Michael Hurley Starve Acre: A Journey into English Folk Horror with Andrew Michael Hurley
Thursday 31st October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore the occult possibilities of the English landscape with Andrew Michael Hurley—author of Costa First Novel Award-winning The Loney—as he joins us on Halloween evening to read from his highly-anticipated new horror novel Starve Acre.

All Good Things: Stephen Ellcock in conversation with Mark Haddon All Good Things: Stephen Ellcock in conversation with Mark Haddon
Wednesday 30th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the intrinsic power of art curation with social media curator Stephen Ellcock in conversation with award-winning author Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) about Ellcock's new book All Good Things: A Treasury of Images to Uplift the Spirits and Reawaken Wonder.

How To Save The World For Free with Natalie Fee How To Save The World For Free with Natalie Fee
Tuesday 29th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We all know that a better world is possible. One where we all get to breathe clean air, marvel at the abundance of wildlife and enjoy life without worrying it's all about to self-destruct. But how do we get there? And can it really be easy? And fun? And free? Award-winning environmental campaigner Natalie Fee helps answer those questions in this inspiring talk introducing her new book How to Save the World for Free.

Hell Is Round The Corner: In-store signing with Tricky Hell Is Round The Corner: In-store signing with Tricky
Tuesday 29th October Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Don't miss this chance to meet Bristol's very own Tricky and pick up a signed copy of his new book, Hell is Round the Corner.

So Lucky: Dawn O'Porter in conversation with Emma Gannon So Lucky: Dawn O'Porter in conversation with Emma Gannon
Monday 28th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear from the wonderful and hilarious Dawn O’Porter as she sits down with author and podcast host Emma Gannon to discuss her brand new novel So Lucky.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Juliet Kelly NYJO Jazz Jam: Juliet Kelly
Sunday 27th October 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with singer/songwriter Juliet Kelly.

Korean Culture Month 2019: Bae Suah in conversation Korean Culture Month 2019: Bae Suah in conversation
Friday 25th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re incredibly excited to welcome Bae Suah, one of the most highly-acclaimed contemporary South Korean authors, as she discusses her oeuvre to date and reads from her novel North Station. This event is held in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre to celebrate the 2019 Korean Culture Month.

Spooktacular Hallowe'en Activities with Jason Ford Spooktacular Hallowe'en Activities with Jason Ford
Friday 25th October Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join author and illustrator Jason Ford for a Spooktacular event – just in time for Halloween!

Capital Is Dead: McKenzie Wark in conversation Capital Is Dead: McKenzie Wark in conversation
Thursday 24th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Discover the new mode of production replacing capitalism with writer and theorist McKenzie Wark—author of the ground-breaking A Hacker Manifesto—as she discusses her radical new book Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse?

New York Review Books 20th Year Anniversary: Mary Beard, Marina Warner, Nadeem Aslam and Edwin Frank in conversation New York Review Books 20th Year Anniversary: Mary Beard, Marina Warner, Nadeem Aslam and Edwin Frank in conversation
Tuesday 22nd October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate 20 years of New York Review Books with a distinguished panel of special guests including classicist and historian Mary Beard (Women & Power), critic, cultural historian and author Marina Warner (Once Upon A Time) and novelist Nadeem Aslam (The Golden Legend), chaired by NYRB founder and editor Edwin Frank.

Korean Culture Month 2019: Hanbok Costume Exhibition Korean Culture Month 2019: Hanbok Costume Exhibition
Sunday 20th October 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

Come and learn more about the traditional Korean costume of Hanbok as you take the opportunity to try some garments on for yourself! This event is held in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre to celebrate the 2019 Korean Culture Month.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Reader's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Reader's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the schedule for the Afternoon-Only Reader’s events at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Writer's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Afternoon-Only Writer's Ticket
Saturday 19th October The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Afternoon-Only Writer’s event at the Phoenix Artist's Club.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Reader's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Reader's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look at the schedule for the Morning-Only Reader’s events at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Reader's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Reader's Ticket
Saturday 19th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Reader’s event at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Writer's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - All-Day Writer's Ticket
Saturday 19th October The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Writer’s event at the Phoenix Arts Club.

Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Writer's Ticket Gollanczfest 2019 - Morning-Only Writer's Ticket
Saturday 19th October The Phoenix Artist’s Club Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re delighted to team up with Gollancz Publishing for Gollanczfest 2019—the UK’s premiere sci-fi, fantasy and horror book festival. Take a look here at the full schedule for the Morning-Only Writer’s event at the Phoenix Artist's Club

The London Lectures: Havi Carel - 'It's hard to think with your pants on': Patients as Knowers The London Lectures: Havi Carel - 'It's hard to think with your pants on': Patients as Knowers
Friday 18th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk Havi Carel, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, will examine how patient accounts are discounted, ignored, marginalised or otherwise deemed uncredible.

The New Statesman and Foyles present: The Booker Prize 2019 Joint-Winner Bernardine Evaristo in conversation The New Statesman and Foyles present: The Booker Prize 2019 Joint-Winner Bernardine Evaristo in conversation
Thursday 17th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet the joint-winner of the Booker Prize 2019, Bernardine Evaristo as she reads from her acclaimed novel and opens up on the experience of winning the prize.

Steal As Much As You Can: Nathalie Olah in conversation with Luke Turner Steal As Much As You Can: Nathalie Olah in conversation with Luke Turner
Wednesday 16th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Fight the homogenisation of culture with journalist and editor Nathalie Olah as she sits down with author and co-founder of The Quietus Luke Turner (Out of the Woods) to talk about her new book Steal As Much As You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity.

Korean Culture Month 2019: Memories of Murder (2003) - Film Screening Korean Culture Month 2019: Memories of Murder (2003) - Film Screening
Tuesday 15th October 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

As part of Korean Culture Month, we’re screening Bong Joon Ho’s 2003 masterpiece Memories of Murder. This event is held in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre.

The London Lectures: Paul Giladi - The Agent in Pain: Alienation and Discursive Abuse The London Lectures: Paul Giladi - The Agent in Pain: Alienation and Discursive Abuse
Friday 11th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In the first lecture of the series, Paul Giladi, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, will draw attention to a currently underdeveloped notion of pain and alienation.

Korean Culture Month 2019: K-Pop Dance Workshop with LoKo Korean Culture Month 2019: K-Pop Dance Workshop with LoKo
Friday 4th October 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Learn some K-Pop dance moves with this energetic workshop from LoKo, the London KPOP Dance Workshop. This event is held in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre to celebrate the 2019 Korean Culture Month.

Tell Me The Truth About Life: Cerys Matthews and Michael Morpurgo in conversation Tell Me The Truth About Life: Cerys Matthews and Michael Morpurgo in conversation
Thursday 3rd October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day with songwriter, singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, curator of this year's companion anthology Tell Me the Truth About Life, as she discusses the extraordinary range of the collection alongside former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo and a panel of special guests.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants - Meet Bill Bryson The Body: A Guide for Occupants - Meet Bill Bryson
Thursday 3rd October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet bestselling author Bill Bryson as he swings by our Charing Cross shop to sign copies of his fascinating new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants.

The Secret Commonwealth: Chris Wormell live painting The Secret Commonwealth: Chris Wormell live painting
Thursday 3rd October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Exhibition, Children's Event, Free Event

Chris Wormell, illustrator of the iconic The Book of Dust covers, brings The Secret Commonwealth to life with a live painting instore.

I Am My Brand with Kubi Springer I Am My Brand with Kubi Springer
Wednesday 2nd October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Learn how to identify, create and develop your own personal brand in this masterclass from award-winning brand marketing consultant Kubi Springer.

Fashion Central Saint Martins: Hywel Davies and Cally Blackman in conversation Fashion Central Saint Martins: Hywel Davies and Cally Blackman in conversation
Tuesday 1st October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate one of the famous and influential fashion schools in the world (and the iconic former tenants of our flagship Charing Cross Road shop) Central Saint Martins with Hywel Davies, Programme Director of Fashion, and Cally Blackman, Senior Lecturer in Fashion History, as they open the pages of their fascinating new collection Fashion Central Saint Martins.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Xhosa Cole Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Xhosa Cole
Friday 27th September 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature saxophonist and 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year Xhosa Cole.

Mother: Paul Graham in conversation Mother: Paul Graham in conversation
Tuesday 24th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening with multi-award winning photographer Paul Graham as he returns to Foyles to introduce his powerful new collection Mother.

Bad Nana That's Snow Business! Window Painting with Sophy Henn Bad Nana That's Snow Business! Window Painting with Sophy Henn
Monday 23rd September 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author and illustrator Sophy Henn (Super Duper You) as she stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from the third book in the Bad Nana series That’s Snow Business!.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Big Bad Wolf NYJO Jazz Jam: Big Bad Wolf
Sunday 22nd September 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with East London based 3-piece Big Bad Wolf.

A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie in conversation with Joe Hill A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie in conversation with Joe Hill
Friday 20th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear acclaimed fantasy author Joe Abercrombie in conversation with Joe Hill on his new novel A Little Hatred—the first in the much-anticipated Age of Madness series.

A Spotlight on Mental Health: Nathan Filer & Michelle Thomas in conversation A Spotlight on Mental Health: Nathan Filer & Michelle Thomas in conversation
Thursday 19th September Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join authors Nathan Filer (The Shock of the Fall) and Michelle Thomas for a discussion on the vital importance of mental health and the need for honest and open ways of speaking to each other about it.

Outspoken: JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes in conversation Outspoken: JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes in conversation
Thursday 19th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore masculinity and sex education during an evening with Pluto Press authors JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes as they launch the new Outspoken series

Excellent Essex Excellent Essex
Thursday 19th September Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Essex. The county everyone's heard of; the place the few of us know. Join author Gillian Darley for an evening of exploring Essex at Foyles Chelmsford.

The Confession: Jessie Burton in conversation with Elizabeth Day The Confession: Jessie Burton in conversation with Elizabeth Day
Tuesday 17th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore the power of secrets and storytelling with Jessie Burton—international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Miniaturist—in conversation with acclaimed author, journalist and podcast host Elizabeth Day at the London launch of her dazzling new novel The Confession.

A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie In-Store Signing A Little Hatred: Joe Abercrombie In-Store Signing
Sunday 15th September Cabot Circus, Bristol Signing, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome British fantasy powerhouse Joe Abercrombie to meet fans and sign copies of his new book, A Little Hatred.

Stolen: Grace Blakeley in conversation with Ash Sarkar Stolen: Grace Blakeley in conversation with Ash Sarkar
Thursday 12th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Take a frank look at our current political climate with journalist, economist and rising voice of the political left Grace Blakeley as she discusses her searing new book Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation

Hub Talks: We Need New Stories Hub Talks: We Need New Stories
Thursday 12th September Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're excited to welcome Nesrine Malik to the Impact Hub to discuss the need for new narratives.

Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales Window Painting with Katie Harnett Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales Window Painting with Katie Harnett
Monday 9th September 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Say hello to award-winning author/illustrator Katie Harnett (Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat and Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud) as she stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales

Great Goddesses: Nikita Gill Book Launch Great Goddesses: Nikita Gill Book Launch
Saturday 7th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet the UK’s most followed poet Nikita Gill (@nikita_gill) for the launch of her new book Great Goddesses. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

Literary Friction Podcast Live: Deborah Levy in conversation Literary Friction Podcast Live: Deborah Levy in conversation
Thursday 5th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're delighted to welcome acclaimed author and firm Foyles favourite Deborah Levy for a live Literary Friction podcast recording, discussing her 2019 Booker Prize-longlisted new novel The Man Who Saw Everything.

My Name Is Why: Lemn Sissay in conversation My Name Is Why: Lemn Sissay in conversation
Wednesday 4th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening in the company of beloved poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay as he talks about, and reads from his frank and timely new memoir My Name Is Why.

Crusaders: Dan Jones in conversation Crusaders: Dan Jones in conversation
Tuesday 3rd September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet bestselling chronicler of the Middle Ages Dan Jones on the first London event for his new book Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

Original Flava: Caribbean cookery with Craig and Shaun McAnuff Original Flava: Caribbean cookery with Craig and Shaun McAnuff
Saturday 31st August Westfield Stratford City Signing, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome South London brothers Craig and Shaun McAnuff for a signing of their new book Original Flava, all about bringing the joy of Caribbean cooking to the modern kitchen.

Stories and Postcards Stories and Postcards
Saturday 31st August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

The Summer holidays are almost over, so why not come and make a postcard to your favourite book character, telling them what you've been up to?!

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Zeñel Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Zeñel
Friday 30th August 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature electronic Jazz trio Zeñel.

Meet The Gruffalo! Meet The Gruffalo!
Thursday 29th August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome the one and only Gruffalo to the store!

A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals: Activities with Millie Marotta A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals: Activities with Millie Marotta
Wednesday 28th August 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

View the animal kingdom like never before in this afternoon of activities with illustrator Millie Marotta as she introduces some of the world’s most remarkable and endangered wild animals featured in her book A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals. Draw your favourites and make your own animal masks to take home. Perfect for Wild Children!

The Sun on My Head: Geovani Martins in conversation with Misha Glenny The Sun on My Head: Geovani Martins in conversation with Misha Glenny
Tuesday 27th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Brazilian literary sensation Geovani Martins on a rare visit to the UK, as he sits down with journalist Misha Glenny (McMafia) to discuss his powerful new collection of stories The Sun on My Head.

Keiko Takemiya in conversation in partnership with Japan Foundation Keiko Takemiya in conversation in partnership with Japan Foundation
Sunday 25th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet legendary Japanese Manga artist Keiko Takemiya as she talks to comics historian Paul Gravett in a rare and exclusive UK event in partnership with Japan Foundation.

Top Marks for Murder with Robin Stevens Top Marks for Murder with Robin Stevens
Saturday 24th August Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us in store for a special signing with head detective herself, Robin Stevens, as we celebrate another exciting Daisy and Hazel adventure in Top Marks for Murder!

Dragons, Unicorns & Narwhals Dragons, Unicorns & Narwhals
Saturday 24th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

We love wonderful animals at Foyles Chelmsford, just as much as you! This storytime hour, we'll explore some real and some 'not so real' animals.

Paint Play: Watercolour Activities with Katie Rose Johnston Paint Play: Watercolour Activities with Katie Rose Johnston
Friday 23rd August 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Learn the basics of watercolour painting during a playful workshop with illustrator Katie Rose Johnston based on her book Paint Play. You'll be introduced to two key watercolour techniques—salt collage and wet-on-wet—before creating a beautiful watercolour painting to take home with you.

Alphonse, There's Mud On the Ceiling!: Drawing and Storytime with Daisy Hirst Alphonse, There's Mud On the Ceiling!: Drawing and Storytime with Daisy Hirst
Friday 23rd August Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author-illustrator Daisy Hirst and hear her new Natalie and Alphonse story, Alphonse, There’s Mud on the Ceiling!

The Dragon in the Library The Dragon in the Library
Friday 23rd August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

There's a Dragon in the Library, there's also one in Foyles Chelmsford.

The Red Word: Sarah Henstra in conversation with Stephanie Boland The Red Word: Sarah Henstra in conversation with Stephanie Boland
Wednesday 21st August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Plunge into the fraught gender dynamics and polarizing politics of US campus culture with award-winning Canadian author Sarah Henstra, as she discusses her thrilling new novel The Red Word with Prospect Magazine’s Stephanie Boland.

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent
Wednesday 21st August 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent, curated by Futurecity and organised in parallel with Pluto Press’ new publication of the same name, celebrates the visual power of Kennard’s collective works from the past decades.

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent - Book and Exhibition Launch Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent - Book and Exhibition Launch
Tuesday 20th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Exhibition, Chargeable Event

Meet renowned political artist and activist Peter Kennard during a rare retrospective exhibition presented by Futurecity in the Gallery at Foyles, to coincide with the publication of Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent, his new monograph published by Pluto Press.

Hub Talks: I Will Not Be Erased with gal-dem Hub Talks: I Will Not Be Erased with gal-dem
Sunday 18th August Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us at the Impact Hub as we discuss the life-affirming essays in gal-dem's I Will Not Be Erased.

Novel London Literary Festival 2019 Novel London Literary Festival 2019
Saturday 17th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join Novel London, a platform for emerging and established novelists, and a social collective for authors, for a day of talks and advice on getting your creative writing ready for market.

Gruffalos, Witches & Ladybirds Gruffalos, Witches & Ladybirds
Saturday 17th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Join us at Foyles Chelmsford for an hour of stories about Gruffalos, Witches & Ladybirds.

Choo Choo Peekaboo Choo Choo Peekaboo
Friday 16th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Everyone climb aboard the Choo Choo Peekaboo with author Gareth Lucas.

Read All About It: Create Your Own Zine Activities Read All About It: Create Your Own Zine Activities
Thursday 15th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Write, illustrate and assemble your own mini-magazine (zine for short!) in this creative workshop based on zine publisher and comic artist Kristyna Baczynski’s brilliant book Read All About It! You'll choose your own topic for your zine—whether it's animal safaris, your family or even yourself!

Bookmark Making Bookmark Making
Saturday 10th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come along to Foyles Chelmsford and make a bookmark to use in your Summer reading book!

Billy Stink's Incredible Circus: Activities and Storytime with Rik Arron Billy Stink's Incredible Circus: Activities and Storytime with Rik Arron
Friday 9th August Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join debut children's author Rik Arron for an afternoon of quirky stories and activities inspired by his book length poem Billy Stink's Incredible Circus!

How To Be An Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with June Sarpong MBE How To Be An Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with June Sarpong MBE
Thursday 8th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Discover radical new ways to think about racism with National Book Award Winner and author of How To Be An Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with broadcaster, social campaigner and author June Sarpong MBE.

Cookie: Activities and Storytime with Konnie Huq Cookie: Activities and Storytime with Konnie Huq
Thursday 8th August 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join beloved Blue Peter presenter, broadcaster and now author Konnie Huq for an afternoon of live drawings, brain-busting quizzes and games perfect for 7-11 year olds, inspired by her upcoming book Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World.

New Cubism New Cubism
Thursday 8th August 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

New Cubism exhibition at The Gallery at Foyles delves into the process of video installation artist Marco Brambilla creating ‘Nude Descending a Staircase No. 3’ - a new site-specific artwork sited at the Arcade in the iconic Centre Point building.

McMindfulness: Ronald E. Purser in conversation McMindfulness: Ronald E. Purser in conversation
Wednesday 7th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear from Mindful Cranks podcast host and Professor of Management at San Francisco University Ronald E. Purser in conversation with Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cass Business School, Andre Spicer to shine a critical light on the so-called ‘mindfulness revolution’.

Insta-glam: Signing and tutorial with Hani Sidow Insta-glam: Signing and tutorial with Hani Sidow
Saturday 3rd August Westfield Stratford City Signing, Free Event

Let beauty author and social media star Hani Sidow (@hanihanss) show you how to create Instagrammable make-up looks.

Horrible Histories Horrible Histories
Saturday 3rd August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate the summer holidays and the release of the new Horrible Histories film with us, at Chelmsford Foyles. We're hosting a morning of fun talks, silly games and plenty of gross stories based on the bestselling books.

Foyles Stratford Summer Treasure Hunt! Foyles Stratford Summer Treasure Hunt!
Monday 29th July Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

On the hunt for something to keep the kids entertained this Summer? We’ve got the answer!

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Roella Oloro Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Roella Oloro
Friday 26th July 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will featuring composer and multi-instrumentalist Roella Oloro.

Empowering Teens in YA: Lucy Powrie, Kate Mallinder, Alexandra Sheppard and Gill Stewart Empowering Teens in YA: Lucy Powrie, Kate Mallinder, Alexandra Sheppard and Gill Stewart
Thursday 25th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Meet some of the most exciting voices in young adult literature during a special panel discussion with authors Lucy Powrie (The Paper & Hearts Society), Alexandra Sheppard (Oh My Gods!), Kate Mallinder (Summer of No Regrets), and Gill Stewart (Lily’s Just Fine) on the eve of the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC), YA’s biggest convention of the year.

Foyles Chelmsford Summer Treasure Hunt! Foyles Chelmsford Summer Treasure Hunt!
Thursday 25th July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

On the hunt for something to keep the kids entertained this Summer? We’ve got the answer!

A Sinner's Prayer: M P Wright In Conversation With Crime Review's Linda Wilson & Sharon Wheeler A Sinner's Prayer: M P Wright In Conversation With Crime Review's Linda Wilson & Sharon Wheeler
Wednesday 24th July Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Come along and help author M P Wright launch the final book in his JT Ellington series.

Nicole Dennis-Benn and Candice Carty-Williams in conversation Nicole Dennis-Benn and Candice Carty-Williams in conversation
Tuesday 23rd July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join authors Nicole Dennis-Benn and Candice Carty-Williams as they discuss their novels Patsy and Queenie, in conversation with arts critic and editor Lucy Popescu.

The Iron Man Window Painting with Chris Mould The Iron Man Window Painting with Chris Mould
Monday 22nd July 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet award-winning illustrator Chris Mould (The Truth Pixie; Pirates ‘n’ Pistols) as he stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from his new version of The Iron Man.

Razia with Abda Khan Razia with Abda Khan
Saturday 20th July Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for the exclusive launch of author Abda Khan's second novel, Razia.

The Arthur C. Clarke Award Ceremony 2019 The Arthur C. Clarke Award Ceremony 2019
Wednesday 17th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We've teamed up with the Arthur C. Clarke Award once again to host the UK's premier prize for science fiction literature.

What Page Are You On? Podcast Live: Lucie McKnight Hardy What Page Are You On? Podcast Live: Lucie McKnight Hardy
Tuesday 16th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author of the beguiling folk-horror debut Water Shall Refuse Them Lucie McKnight Hardie for an exclusive live recording of the What Page Are You On? podcast hosted by Bethany Rutter and Alice Slater.

Signing: Life Without Coffee Signing: Life Without Coffee
Saturday 13th July Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome Dr Afiniki Akanet to the store to sign copies of her book, Life without Coffee.

This Is Not A Drill: XR Art Blockers Stall This Is Not A Drill: XR Art Blockers Stall
Saturday 13th July 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Get your book, diary or item of clothing emblazoned with the iconic Extinction Rebellion logo as the London team behind the movement's distinctive aesthetic—the XR Arts Factory—drop by our flagship Charing Cross Road branch.

Magma Poetry: The Work Issue - Bristol Launch Event Magma Poetry: The Work Issue - Bristol Launch Event
Friday 12th July Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Foyles Cabot Circus is delighted to welcome you to the Bristol launch of the Summer 2019 Issue of Magma Poetry.

You’re Crushing It! Positivity for Living Your REAL Life with Lex Croucher and Sanne Vliegenthart You’re Crushing It! Positivity for Living Your REAL Life with Lex Croucher and Sanne Vliegenthart
Tuesday 9th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet acclaimed vlogger Lex Croucher and Booksandquills creator Sanne Vliegenthart as they offer candid advice on how to tackle some of the major issues teenagers face in the whirlwind of modern life inspired by Croucher's inspiring survival guide You’re Crushing It!

The Runaway Pea - Window Painting with Alex Willmore The Runaway Pea - Window Painting with Alex Willmore
Monday 8th July 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet illustrator and designer Alex Willmore as he stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from his and Kjartan Poskitt’s new book The Runaway Pea.

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day Podcast Live: Sadie Jones and Philippa Perry How to Fail with Elizabeth Day Podcast Live: Sadie Jones and Philippa Perry
Thursday 4th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Award-winning author and journalist Elizabeth Day returns for another exclusive live recording of her acclaimed podcast How to Fail with Elizabeth Day featuring author Sadie Jones (The Snakes) and psychotherapist Philippa Perry (The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read).

Live A Little: Howard Jacobson in conversation Live A Little: Howard Jacobson in conversation
Wednesday 3rd July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

*Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience caused*

What We’re Told Not To Talk About (But We’re Going To Anyway): Nimko Ali in conversation What We’re Told Not To Talk About (But We’re Going To Anyway): Nimko Ali in conversation
Tuesday 2nd July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author and anti-FGM campaigner Nimko Ali for a taboo-breaking evening of conversation focused on her new book What We’re Told Not To Talk About (But We’re Going To Anyway).

Three Women: Lisa Taddeo in conversation Three Women: Lisa Taddeo in conversation
Monday 1st July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear about the genesis of one of the most anticipated books of the year as journalist and author Lisa Taddeo opens up on Three Women—a groundbreaking debut of narrative non-fiction exploring the joys, aches, and politics of female desire.

Hub Talks with Afropean & Johny Pitts Hub Talks with Afropean & Johny Pitts
Monday 1st July Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We kick off our July Hub Talks programme with award-winning writer and photographer Johny Pitts and his new book Afropean: Notes from Black Europe.

I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating: Alec Soth in conversation I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating: Alec Soth in conversation
Saturday 29th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Multi-prize-winning American photographer Alec Soth discuss his craft, and his latest book I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating—currently the object of exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Berlin.

Africa Writes: An Evening With Billy Kahora & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Africa Writes: An Evening With Billy Kahora & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey
Friday 28th June Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're delighted to be working with Africa Writes Bristol to bring you an evening with Kenyan writer Billy Kahora.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Hypernova Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Hypernova
Friday 28th June 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature the Hypernova Jazz collective.

Free To Be Me Window Painting with Dom & Ink Free To Be Me Window Painting with Dom & Ink
Monday 24th June 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author and illustrator Dom&Ink as he stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from his new book Free To Be Me: An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride and Finding Your Inner Rainbow.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Yvette Riby-Williams NYJO Jazz Jam: Yvette Riby-Williams
Sunday 23rd June 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with singer and vocal coach Yvette Riby-Williams.

Race for Space: Wally Funk and Sue Nelson in conversation Race for Space: Wally Funk and Sue Nelson in conversation
Saturday 22nd June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are delighted to welcome pilot and former member of Mercury 13 group Wally Funk to discuss the small steps and giant leaps that contribute to Sue Nelson’s extraordinary biography Wally Funk’s Race for Space.

Writers' Night: Katie Hale and Hanna Jameson Writers' Night: Katie Hale and Hanna Jameson
Thursday 20th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We’re delighted to introduce the third in our series of Writers Nights’ showcasing new work and debut novels from some of 2019’s most hotly anticipated authors. Grab yourself a glass of wine and join Katie Hale and Hanna Jameson as they examine post-apocalyptic fiction with Arthur C. Clarke Award Director Tom Hunter.

Night Boat to Tangier: Kevin Barry in conversation Night Boat to Tangier: Kevin Barry in conversation
Tuesday 18th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear award-winning Irish novelist Kevin Barry (Beatlebone, City of Bohane) discuss his new tragicomic novel Night Boat to Tangier with acclaimed author Max Porter (Lanny).

Conspiracy Thinking with James Bridle and Will Wiles Conspiracy Thinking with James Bridle and Will Wiles
Thursday 13th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join authors James Bridle and Will Wiles as they delve underneath the surface of modern urban and technological living to explore the increasingly indistinguishable relationship between truth, fiction and memory.

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Takeover This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Takeover
Wednesday 12th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

In the wake of the London protests of March and April—and with more taking place across the world—we offer you a unique insight into the Extinction Rebellion movement with an evening of discussion from key participants to the momentous London actions.

The Ungrateful Refugee: Dina Nayeri in conversation The Ungrateful Refugee: Dina Nayeri in conversation
Tuesday 11th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author Dina Nayeri as she discusses her new book The Ungrateful Refugee ahead of Refugee Week 2019.

Ticket to the Moon Signing with Garry Thompson Ticket to the Moon Signing with Garry Thompson
Saturday 8th June Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

Join us for a lunchtime signing with journalist and author Richard Sydenham alongside special guest, Garry Thompson to celebrate his book, Ticket to the Moon.

The Heartland: Nathan Filer in conversation The Heartland: Nathan Filer in conversation
Thursday 6th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join award-winning author Nathan Filer (The Shock of the Fall) for a frank and honest discussion on how to find new ways of thinking about mental health, and his new book The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia.

The Accidental Social Entrepeneur With Grant Smith The Accidental Social Entrepeneur With Grant Smith
Tuesday 4th June Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford is happy to host an evening with Grant Smith discussing his book, The Accidental Social Entrepreneur.

Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 and Grazia Book Club Live Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 and Grazia Book Club Live
Tuesday 4th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

On the eve of the 2019 winner announcement, we're teaming up once more with the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction to bring you a panel of great female writers and speakers exploring the route to getting published.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Soon Come Quintet Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Soon Come Quintet
Friday 31st May 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature The Soon Come Quintet.

Activity Afternoon with Dionne Paull and Corey Harris Activity Afternoon with Dionne Paull and Corey Harris
Friday 31st May Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join picture book author Dionne Paull and illustrator Corey Harris for a fun-filled afternoon of stories, games and activities based on their wonderfully imaginative City of Justice series.

The Socialist Manifesto: Bhaskar Sunkara in conversation The Socialist Manifesto: Bhaskar Sunkara in conversation
Thursday 30th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear editor of socialist journal Jacobin and leading voice of the American left Bhaskar Sunkara discuss the revival of socialism on the political and economic landscape.

The Bigger Picture: Storytime and Activities with Sophia Bennett The Bigger Picture: Storytime and Activities with Sophia Bennett
Thursday 30th May 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Discover the fascinating stories of some of the most innovative women artists from around the world and learn to draw and write about the people who inspire you in a storytelling and activities session with Sophia Bennett, author of The Bigger Picture: Women Who Changed The Art World.

Superior: The Return of Race Science with Angela Saini Superior: The Return of Race Science with Angela Saini
Tuesday 28th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Angela Saini as she looks back over the history of race science and explores its legacy today, as well as investigating the reasons behind its apparent recent resurgence.

Super Duper You Window Painting with Sophy Henn Super Duper You Window Painting with Sophy Henn
Tuesday 28th May 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author and illustrator Sophy Henn (Where Bear?, Almost Anything) as she stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from her book Super Duper You.

Super Duper You: Storytime and Activities with Sophy Henn Super Duper You: Storytime and Activities with Sophy Henn
Tuesday 28th May 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join author and illustrator of the bold and brilliant Super Duper You Sophy Henn for a full-filled afternoon of storytelling, live drawing and activities—perfect for the half-term holiday!

Peculiar Powers Peculiar Powers
Sunday 26th May Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford is inviting you and your children to explore the Peculiar Powers of Vegetables and Fruits with poet and author, Sharada Keats.

The Green Revolution: A Tasting and Signing with Elly Pear The Green Revolution: A Tasting and Signing with Elly Pear
Saturday 25th May Cabot Circus, Bristol Free Event

Elly Curshen - aka Elly Pear -, founder of Bristol's legendary Pear Cafe, will be visiting the shop (along with some tasty treats) and signing copies of her fabulous new cookbook, Green.

Books & Rhymes Podcast Live: Sarah Ladipo Manyika Books & Rhymes Podcast Live: Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Thursday 23rd May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author Sarah Ladipo Manyika and cultural critic Sarah Ozo-Irabor for an immersive evening of music, literature and discussion as they record a special live edition of Ozo-Irabor’s Books & Rhymes podcast.

The Girl Aquarium with Jen Campbell The Girl Aquarium with Jen Campbell
Wednesday 22nd May Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for an evening in conversation with bestselling author and award-winning poet Jen Campbell.

Disrupting Cycling Narratives with Jools Walker a.k.a Lady Velo and Ayesha McGowan Disrupting Cycling Narratives with Jools Walker a.k.a Lady Velo and Ayesha McGowan
Tuesday 21st May Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are delighted to be hosting an evening of chat and the disruption of cycling narratives with two amazing women; Ayesha McGowan and Jools Walker (a.k.a Lady Velo).

Discover Dialogue with Foyles #runthestory Discover Dialogue with Foyles #runthestory
Monday 20th May Bristol Central Library Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

An evening celebrating the work of four bold and engaging authors: Yvonne Battle-Felton, Niven Govinden and debut authors Season Butler and Saskia Vogel.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Andrea Vicary NYJO Jazz Jam: Andrea Vicary
Sunday 19th May 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with guest performer, Pianist and composer Andrea Vicari.

Mind is the Ride: Cycling and Philosophy with Jet McDonald Mind is the Ride: Cycling and Philosophy with Jet McDonald
Thursday 16th May Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the publication of his book, Mind is the Ride, cyclist and psychiatrist Jet McDonald will be taking us on a two-wheeled tour of philosophical thought.

In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize Panel In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize Panel
Thursday 16th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 21st May, we are proud to welcome several of the shortlisted translators for an evening of insight into their craft.

An Evening with Lucy Foley An Evening with Lucy Foley
Thursday 16th May Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford are thrilled to host an evening with Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party, The Book of Lost and Found and much more.

The Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 Shortlist Announcement with Anthony Browne The Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 Shortlist Announcement with Anthony Browne
Wednesday 15th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Set up in honour of influential publisher Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press, Foyles is proud to host this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist announcement awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.

Lowborn: Kerry Hudson in conversation Lowborn: Kerry Hudson in conversation
Tuesday 14th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear journalist and author Kerry Hudson share the personal stories that have contributed to her fascinating new memoir Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns.

This Book Could Help: Rotimi Akinsete in conversation in aide of Mind This Book Could Help: Rotimi Akinsete in conversation in aide of Mind
Monday 13th May 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Hear from Wellbeing Director and founder of Black Men on the Couch Rotimi Akinsete as he discusses the importance of opening the discourse around men’s mental health with his new book This Book Could Help in aide of mental health charity Mind.

The Plague Stones Book Launch The Plague Stones Book Launch
Saturday 11th May Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for the exclusive launch of local author James Brogden's newest horror thriller, The Plague Stones.

Tempest Essex Launch Tempest Essex Launch
Saturday 11th May Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Foyles of Chelmsford are proud to host an event launching the anthology collection of stories, essays and poems, Tempest. Put together by Patrician Press and including a group of Essex authors.

What Red Was: Rosie Price and Pandora Sykes in conversation What Red Was: Rosie Price and Pandora Sykes in conversation
Wednesday 8th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Journalist and the other half of The High Low podcast Pandora Sykes sits down with debut novelist Rosie Price to discuss her startling debut of class, control and the legacy of trauma What Red Was.

Strange Essex: An Afternoon with Syd Moore Strange Essex: An Afternoon with Syd Moore
Saturday 4th May Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford is delighted to host an afternoon of Strange Magic with local author, Syd Moore.

A Little Signing is Enough A Little Signing is Enough
Saturday 4th May Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

Join us for a exclusive signing with author Simon Goodyear and ex-footballer and club manager Brian Little to celebrate, A Little is Enough.

Adventures in Publishing with Gillian McAllister, Lia Louis and G X Todd Adventures in Publishing with Gillian McAllister, Lia Louis and G X Todd
Friday 3rd May Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for an evening in conversation with three talented authors, Gillian McAllister, Lia Louis and G X Todd to discuss books, writing and the not-so-scary world of publishing.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Ife Ogunjobi Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Ife Ogunjobi
Friday 3rd May 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. We kick off the series with a performance from trumpeter and arranger Ife Ogunjobi.

Death of 1000 Cuts Podcast Live with Tim Clare and Joe Dunthorne Death of 1000 Cuts Podcast Live with Tim Clare and Joe Dunthorne
Thursday 2nd May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author Tim Clare for a special live recording of his podcast Death of 1000 Cuts with fellow writer Joe Dunthorne (Submarine) to coincide with the publication of Clare's new novel The Ice House.

An Afternoon with Phyllida Shrimpton An Afternoon with Phyllida Shrimpton
Saturday 27th April Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join local author Phyllida Shrimpton discuss her second novel, The Colour of Shadows, at Foyles Chelmsford.

HubTalks: SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space HubTalks: SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space
Tuesday 23rd April Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're delighted to be marking World Book Night with SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space in association with Impact Hub Birmingham.

City of Justice City of Justice
Saturday 20th April Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford is excited to welcome Dionne Paull and Corey Harris for two fun-filled sessions celebrating their City of Justice series.

Easter Story Time: Treasure Hunts, Story Readings and Activities Easter Story Time: Treasure Hunts, Story Readings and Activities
Friday 19th April Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an activity afternoon, including story readings and Easter Bunny hat making!

Ollie's Magic Bunny Storytime Ollie's Magic Bunny Storytime
Wednesday 17th April 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join author/illustrator of the enchanting Ollie’s Magic Bunny Nicola Killen for an afternoon of storytelling and activities.

Things in Jars: In Conversation with Jess Kidd Things in Jars: In Conversation with Jess Kidd
Tuesday 16th April Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for an intimate lunchtime chat with Costa award-winning author Jess Kidd as she discusses her latest book, Things in Jars.

Easter Story Time Easter Story Time
Tuesday 16th April Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Join our Children's Bookseller, Charlie, for an hour of stories, activities and Easter fun.

Wild Things Workshop Wild Things Workshop
Saturday 13th April 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Make nature magical for your little ones at this whimsical workshop with Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield, authors of fantastical outdoor guidebook Wild Things.

A Crime Double-Bill with C L Taylor and Emily Koch A Crime Double-Bill with C L Taylor and Emily Koch
Friday 12th April Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join crime novelists C L Taylor and Emily Koch as they talk about their latest books and the art of writing suspense.

Amazing Me & You Amazing Me & You
Friday 12th April Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford is excited to bring a wonderfully relaxing mindfulness event, featuring techniques established by Kelly Bishop and Tracy Richardson from Amazing Minds.

Bookmark Making for Kids Bookmark Making for Kids
Friday 12th April Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Make your very own boomark in the shape of your favourite animal!

The Magical Unicorn Society Storytime The Magical Unicorn Society Storytime
Thursday 11th April 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

After centuries of mystery, the Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook— and now you can join Society archivist/professional storyteller Wendy Shearer as she brings the history of this secretive society to life.

Media Diversified: Freedom of Speech vs Suppression of Dissent Media Diversified: Freedom of Speech vs Suppression of Dissent
Wednesday 10th April 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Media Diversified presents an evening of discussion with journalist and author Shelina Janmohamed, activist and academic Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper and editor and publisher Margaret Busby examining the the discourse around free speech and the role privilege has to play in the public forum.

Spring: Ali Smith in conversation Spring: Ali Smith in conversation
Tuesday 9th April 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for an evening in the company of Booker-shortlisted author—and Foyles favourite—Ali Smith as she discusses the third instalment in her critically acclaimed Seasonal Quartet series, Spring.

Ollie's Magic Bunny Window Painting Ollie's Magic Bunny Window Painting
Tuesday 9th April 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

In celebration of Easter, author/illustrator of the enchanting Ollie’s Magic Bunny Nicola Killen will be dropping by our Charing Cross Road flagship to decorate the balcony overlooking the Children’s Department.

Hub Talks: Heartstopper Hub Talks: Heartstopper
Sunday 7th April Impact Hub Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Meet Heartstopper creator, Alice Oseman as she talks about our two favourite boys!

The Film: An Afternoon with George Amos The Film: An Afternoon with George Amos
Saturday 6th April Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join local author, George Amos, for a reading from his debut novel 'The Film', inspired by his passion for historical events.

Easter Treasure Hunt Easter Treasure Hunt
Saturday 6th April Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join us this Easter for a Treasure Hunt around the store!

The Half God of Rainfall: Inua Ellams in conversation The Half God of Rainfall: Inua Ellams in conversation
Thursday 4th April 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Multi award winning poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams (The Barbershop Chronicles) introduces his new epic story of pride, power and female revenge The Half God of Rainfall.

Eighty Four: A Poetry Anthology in aid of CALM Eighty Four: A Poetry Anthology in aid of CALM
Wednesday 3rd April 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event

Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion for the London launch of Eighty Four, a courageous new collection from Verve Poetry Press in collaboration with suicide prevention organisation CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Story Hour with Susie Violet Story Hour with Susie Violet
Monday 1st April Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Join author Susie Violet for Story Hour, as she reads from her book, The Little Cockroach.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Arthur O'Hara Trio NYJO Jazz Jam: Arthur O'Hara Trio
Sunday 31st March 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

A new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with guest trio Arthur O'Hara, Chelsea Carmichael and Ed Harley.

Sawson's Quest: Charles Gratwicke Sawson's Quest: Charles Gratwicke
Saturday 30th March Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join Charles Gratwicke, courtroom judge turned local author, as he talks about the writing of his Historical novel, Sawson's Quest.

Comics in Conversation: Reel Love Comics in Conversation: Reel Love
Friday 29th March Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us in store for a special discussion with British Comic award nominated writer/cartoonist Owen Michael Johnson to coincide with his graphic novel debut, Reel Love.

The Familiars: An Evening with Stacey Halls The Familiars: An Evening with Stacey Halls
Friday 29th March Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Foyles Chelmsford are thrilled to host an evening with Stacey Halls, debut author of The Familiars.

Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses 2019
Thursday 28th March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We are delighted to host the ceremony for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019—dedicated to supporting, promoting and celebrating small presses in the UK and Ireland, the Prize rewards the best fiction of the year from a publisher with fewer than five employees.

Story Hour with Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys Story Hour with Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys
Monday 25th March Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We're very excited to be joined by local author Joseph Coelho and illustrator Allison Colpoys!

NYJO Academy Spring Concert NYJO Academy Spring Concert
Sunday 24th March 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join the NYJO Academy ensembles as they take to the stage to showcase their skills at the swinging end of spring term concert.

The Happiness Habits Transformation: Michelle Reeves in conversation The Happiness Habits Transformation: Michelle Reeves in conversation
Saturday 23rd March Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join Michelle Reeves, life-coach and local debut author of The Happiness Habits Transformation, as she talks depression, change and her key to discovering the secrets of happiness.

Mark Fisher and K-Punk: Pop, Publishing and Politics Mark Fisher and K-Punk: Pop, Publishing and Politics
Thursday 21st March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

To mark the publication of K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016) we are delighted to present this special panel-discussion celebrating the life and work of one of the most exciting and vital writers about contemporary culture and politics.

An Evening of Sex & Politics: Robert Woodshaw and Lucy-Anne Holmes An Evening of Sex & Politics: Robert Woodshaw and Lucy-Anne Holmes
Wednesday 20th March Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Lucy-Anne Holmes and Robert Woodshaw as they delve into the passions and frustrations that led them to write about sex and politics.

A Fabulous Creation: David Hepworth in conversation A Fabulous Creation: David Hepworth in conversation
Tuesday 19th March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join esteemed music author and broadcaster David Hepworth as he introduces his new book A Fabulous Creation: How LP’s Saved Our Lives and casts his expert eye over the history and cultural influence of the long-play record.

The Descenders: Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart in conversation The Descenders: Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart in conversation
Saturday 16th March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

To mark the epic and unforgettable conclusion of The Edge Chronicles join author Paul Stewart and illustrator Chris Riddell as they sit down to discuss the legacy of the world they have built together and the final book in the saga The Descenders.

My Mum's a Bug-Eyed Monster My Mum's a Bug-Eyed Monster
Saturday 16th March Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Foyles Chelmsford are pleased to host a reading and activity hour with authors of 'My Mum's a Bug-Eyed Monster', Andy Rigden and Jim Landen.

Dark Visions: An Evening With Patrick Edwards Dark Visions: An Evening With Patrick Edwards
Friday 15th March Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're delighted be hosting Patrick Edwards, author of the bold and chilling new dystopia, Ruin's Wake.

The Good Immigrant USA with Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman The Good Immigrant USA with Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman
Wednesday 13th March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the launch of The Good Immigrant USA, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2016's The Good Immigrant, co-editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman introduce some of the voices they've brought together for this new collection.

Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space
Tuesday 12th March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Writer, poet and host of the hit podcast Mostly Lit Derek Owusu joins us to discuss the position of the Black male in Britain as told through the rich and varied stories collected in his anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space.

Live Kacapi suling Music Live Kacapi suling Music
Saturday 9th March 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Free Event

We're putting the spotlight on the Indonesian language and culture in collaboration with Indonesia as the focus market of this year's London Book Fair.

Indonesian Taster Class Indonesian Taster Class
Friday 8th March 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

We're putting the spotlight on the Indonesian language and culture in collaboration with Indonesia as the focus market of this year's London Book Fair.

LDN WMN LDN WMN
Thursday 7th March 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

In honour of International Women’s Day, Futurecity has curated a presentation of LDN WMN for the Gallery at Foyles celebrating the legacy of the artworks curated by Tate Collective in collaboration with Mayor of London.

Hub Talks: Angie Thomas Hub Talks: Angie Thomas
Tuesday 5th March Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

New York Times No1 bestselling author, Angie Thomas is coming back to Birmingham!

Writers' Night: Jessica Barry, Alex Michaelides and Lizzy Barber Writers' Night: Jessica Barry, Alex Michaelides and Lizzy Barber
Tuesday 5th March 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We’re delighted to introduce the second in our series of Writers Nights’ showcasing new work and debut novels from some of 2019’s most hotly anticipated authors.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Meet Marlon James Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Meet Marlon James
Tuesday 26th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet Booker-winning author Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings) at this exclusive event, and get your hands on your copy of our signed exclusive edition of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first book in his new epic fantasy series The Dark Star Trilogy.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Mark Armstrong NYJO Jazz Jam: Mark Armstrong
Sunday 24th February 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with guest performer, composer, arranger and Artistic and Music Director for NYJO Mark Armstrong.

Story Hour with Karl Newson Story Hour with Karl Newson
Saturday 23rd February Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We're very excited to be joined by local picture book author and illustrator Karl Newson!

Little Inventors Workshop Little Inventors Workshop
Friday 22nd February Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Calling all little artists, designers or makers! Join us for an afternoon of crafts, fun and bonkers ideas brought to you by the Little Inventors duo.

Futures Far and Near: Gareth L. Powell and Heather Child in Conversation Futures Far and Near: Gareth L. Powell and Heather Child in Conversation
Thursday 21st February Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for an evening of speculation with science-fiction authors Gareth L. Powell and Heather Child.

It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race
Thursday 21st February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Mariam Khan and the contributors of It’s Not About the Burqa speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country.

The Burning: Laura Bates in conversation The Burning: Laura Bates in conversation
Tuesday 19th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join feminist activist, author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project Laura Bates (Everyday Sexism; Girl Up) as she introduces her highly-anticipated debut Young Adult novel The Burning.

Chatterbox Bear: Story Time and Workshop Chatterbox Bear: Story Time and Workshop
Saturday 16th February Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for story time and activities with Pippa Curnick and the Chatterbox Bear.

How to Lose a Country: Ece Temelkuran in conversation How to Lose a Country: Ece Temelkuran in conversation
Wednesday 13th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Award-winning Turkish novelist and political commentator Ece Temelkuran (author of Women Who Blow on Knots and Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy) joins us to discuss the re-emergence of authoritarian politics and her defence of democracy defined in her new book How to Lose A Country: The 7 Steps From Democracy to Dictatorship.

Costa Book of the Year Winner: Bart van Es in conversation Costa Book of the Year Winner: Bart van Es in conversation
Tuesday 12th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are delighted to invite you to an evening of conversation with this year’s Costa Book Of The Year winner Bart Van Es.

Book Love: Signing with Debbie Tung Book Love: Signing with Debbie Tung
Saturday 9th February Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome local author and illustrator Debbie Tung to the store to celebrate the launch of her new book Book Love.

How To Train Your Own Dragon How To Train Your Own Dragon
Saturday 9th February 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

In celebration of the release of the brand new film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World based on Cressida Cowell’s multi award-winning series come and discover your own Dragon through the magic of augmented reality at Charing Cross Road.

How The Earth Made Us with Lewis Dartnell How The Earth Made Us with Lewis Dartnell
Thursday 7th February 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Award-winning author of The Knowledge and astrobiological researcher Professor Lewis Dartnell uncovers the fascinating geographical histories that underpin our everyday lives.

Writers' Night: Bridget Collins, Stacey Halls and Sonia Velton Writers' Night: Bridget Collins, Stacey Halls and Sonia Velton
Wednesday 6th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

We’re delighted to introduce the first in our series of Writers Nights’ showcasing new work and debut novels from some of 2019’s most hotly anticipated authors.

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day Podcast Live: Kristen Roupenian How To Fail With Elizabeth Day Podcast Live: Kristen Roupenian
Tuesday 5th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Author of viral sensation Cat Person Kristen Roupenian joins journalist Elizabeth Day for the first ever live recording of the How to Fail with Elizabeth Day podcast to discuss Kristen’s debut collection of short stories You Know You Want This.

Tracey Thorn: Another Planet Tracey Thorn: Another Planet
Monday 4th February Symphony Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Tracey Thorn as she returns to the scene of her childhood for her new memoir Another Planet.

Decoding the 'Bitcoin Revolution': Jaya Klara Brekke, Paul Mason and Ben Vickers in conversation Decoding the 'Bitcoin Revolution': Jaya Klara Brekke, Paul Mason and Ben Vickers in conversation
Monday 4th February 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join crypto-economist Jaya Klara Brekke as she sits down with Paul Mason and Ben Vickers to discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how Satoshi Nakamoto's revolutionary White Paper can serve as a compass for the rapidly shifting terrain of contemporary techno-politics.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Ms Maurice NYJO Jazz Jam: Ms Maurice
Sunday 27th January 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with guest performer Ms Maurice (Sheila Maurice-Grey) bringing a melange of influences from 70s jazz grooves to West African music tradition.

Calm The F**k Down with Sarah Knight Calm The F**k Down with Sarah Knight
Tuesday 22nd January 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Bestselling author Sarah Knight joins us to discuss her latest book Calm The F**K Down.

Talking Tastebuds Podcast Live with Kim-Julie Hansen and Gaz Oakley Talking Tastebuds Podcast Live with Kim-Julie Hansen and Gaz Oakley
Wednesday 16th January 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate Veganuary with a Live Recording of Talking Tastebuds featuring the brilliant Kim-Julie Hansen, author of The 28 Day Vegan Plan and Gaz Oakley of Avant Garde Vegan.

Disrupting the Futurecity Disrupting the Futurecity
Friday 11th January 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

Disrupting the Futurecity explores the way in which international artists are positively disrupting our cities, shaping the way we inhabit and engage with public space.

Index on Censorship: Birth, Marriage and Death Index on Censorship: Birth, Marriage and Death
Thursday 10th January 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join international bestselling author, journalist and activist Xinran, CEO & Founder of Bloody Good Period Gabby Edlin and cultural critic and author of Notes To Self Emilie Pine for the launch of leading non-profit organisation Index on Censorship's latest magazine: Birth, Marriage and Death.

Late Night Shopping with Mulled Wine and Treats inspired by Lateral Cooking Late Night Shopping with Mulled Wine and Treats inspired by Lateral Cooking
Thursday 20th December 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Christmas has arrived at Foyles and as always we are keeping the doors open just a little later than usual with some very special treats taken from food writer Niki Segnit’s latest book Lateral Cooking and created in the Foyles café by our very own on-site chefs!

Late Night Shopping with Mulled Wine and Treats inspired by Ottolenghi Late Night Shopping with Mulled Wine and Treats inspired by Ottolenghi
Tuesday 18th December 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Christmas has arrived at Foyles and as always we are keeping the doors open just a little later than usual with some very special treats taken from Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest book Simple and created in the Foyles café by our very own on-site chefs!

Meet Mindy Kaling Meet Mindy Kaling
Saturday 15th December 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Meet Mindy Kaling—the award-winning creator and star of The Mindy Project and bestselling author of Why Not Me? and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?—as she signs books and meets fans at our Charing Cross flagship shop.

Late Night Shopping with Mulled Wine and Treats from The Roasting Tin Late Night Shopping with Mulled Wine and Treats from The Roasting Tin
Thursday 13th December 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Christmas has arrived at Foyles and as always we are keeping the doors open just a little later than usual with some very special treats to keep you warm whilst you browse the store—brought to you by food stylist and author of The Roasting Tin and The Green Roasting Tin Rukmini Iyer.

The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul
Tuesday 11th December 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Drop in to the Poetry Pharmacy and discover the healing power of the written word with National Poetry Day and the Forward Prize for Poetry founder William Sieghart.

Christmas Gift Wrapping with the RNIB Christmas Gift Wrapping with the RNIB
Monday 10th December 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are back at Foyles Charing Cross Road this Christmas wrapping presents and raising funds to offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people across the country.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Mo Greens NYJO Jazz Jam: Mo Greens
Sunday 9th December 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with a guests the Mo Greens, a burning organ combo playing a mix of soul jazz, funk, boogaloo and touch of gospel.

How Winston Delivered Christmas Window Decoration with Alex T. Smith How Winston Delivered Christmas Window Decoration with Alex T. Smith
Saturday 8th December 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Author/illustrator of the bestselling Claude series Alex T. Smith stops by to install an extra special festive window overlooking the Charing Cross Road Children’s section to celebrate the release of How Winston Delivered Christmas!

Late Night Shopping with Mulled Cider and Treats from The Higgidy Cookbook Late Night Shopping with Mulled Cider and Treats from The Higgidy Cookbook
Thursday 6th December 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Christmas has arrived at Foyles and as always we are keeping the doors open just a little later than usual with some very special treats to keep you warm whilst you browse the store—brought to you by The Higgidy Cookbook.

Source: Photography Quiz Night Source: Photography Quiz Night
Thursday 6th December 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Be the first to see the new and improved Source Photographic Review and witness a battle for the spirit of photography as two expert panels go head-to-head at Charing Cross Road.

Under the Wig: William Clegg QC in conversation Under the Wig: William Clegg QC in conversation
Saturday 1st December Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Signing

Join us for an afternoon with local author and veteran QC William Clegg, as he discusses his debut legal memoir Under the Wig.

Aardman: An Epic Journey One Frame at a Time Aardman: An Epic Journey One Frame at a Time
Thursday 29th November Bristol Central Library Literary Event, Chargeable Event

An extra special evening with Peter Lord and David Sproxton, the minds behind Bristol's very own Aardman animation studio.

Hub Talks: Jason Reynolds Hub Talks: Jason Reynolds
Monday 26th November Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us as we celebrate New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds as he unleashes his rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.

The Truth Pixie: storytime with Matt Haig The Truth Pixie: storytime with Matt Haig
Sunday 25th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Bestselling author, journalist and Foyles favourite Matt Haig (A Boy Called Christmas, Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet) drops by our flagship store for a very special reading of his new book The Truth Pixie.

In conversation with: The inspiring Birmingham women 'Who Dared To Dream' In conversation with: The inspiring Birmingham women 'Who Dared To Dream'
Thursday 22nd November Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for an evening celebrating the great women of Birmingham both past and present who will help inspire the city’s next generation of female achievers, leaders and pioneers.

Revolting Prostitutes: Juno Mac and Molly Smith in conversation Revolting Prostitutes: Juno Mac and Molly Smith in conversation
Tuesday 20th November 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Authors and activists Juno Mac and Molly Smith join us for an evening of open and frank discussion around their new book Revolting Prostitutes.

Grandma Bird Window Painting Grandma Bird Window Painting
Tuesday 20th November 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Award-winning author/illustrator of The Storm Whale Benji Davies will be dropping by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from his new book Grandma Bird.

The Complete Papers: Thomas Demand in conversation The Complete Papers: Thomas Demand in conversation
Monday 19th November 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

World-renowned artist Thomas Demand and Sir Nicholas Serota join us to discuss Demand’s The Complete Papers, a catalogue raisonné spanning his career to date.

Lies Sleeping: Ben Aaronovitch in conversation Lies Sleeping: Ben Aaronovitch in conversation
Saturday 17th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Best-selling author the Rivers of London series Ben Aaronovitch is hitting the mean streets once again for his new PC Peter Grant novel Lies Sleeping.

Stokes Croft & Montpelier: Street Photography with Colin Moody Stokes Croft & Montpelier: Street Photography with Colin Moody
Wednesday 14th November Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Street photographer and Bristol local Colin Moody is coming to Foyles Cabot Circus to present his stunning new photography book, Stokes Croft & Montpelier.

The Bullet Journal Method: Ryder Carroll in conversation The Bullet Journal Method: Ryder Carroll in conversation
Wednesday 14th November Candid Arts Café Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In a rare UK appearance Ryder Carroll, creator of the enormously popular Bullet Journal, discusses the success of his system for self-organisation and mindfulness and his new empowering how-to guide The Bullet Journal Method.

Hub Talks: Knights and Bikes! Hub Talks: Knights and Bikes!
Sunday 11th November Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for a children's event like no other with the Knights of Penfurzy and author Gabrielle Kent!

SFX Book Con 2 SFX Book Con 2
Saturday 10th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

SFX, the UK's biggest selling sci-fi and fantasy magazine, has teamed up with Foyles once more to prove that some sequels are better than the original.

The Almanac 2019: An Evening with Lia Leendertz The Almanac 2019: An Evening with Lia Leendertz
Thursday 8th November Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join food and gardening journalist Lia Leendertz at Foyles Cabot Circus for a celebration of rural wisdom and tradition.

The Bristol Short Story Prize 2019: Launch Event The Bristol Short Story Prize 2019: Launch Event
Tuesday 6th November Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Four local award-winning short story writers mark the launch of the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize with readings, and a discussion on short stories and writing competitions

The Mere Wife: Maria Dahvana Headley and Neil Gaiman in conversation The Mere Wife: Maria Dahvana Headley and Neil Gaiman in conversation
Tuesday 6th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley (Magonia, Aerie, Queen of Kings) in conversation with Neil Gaiman to discuss her new novel The Mere Wife, a 21st century feminist retelling of Beowulf.

The First Time: Matt Everitt and Shaun Keaveny in conversation The First Time: Matt Everitt and Shaun Keaveny in conversation
Monday 5th November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Do you remember your first time? Join music journalist and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt as the tables are turned, and he finds himself in the hot seat facing 6 Music Breakfast Show host Shaun Keaveny for a grilling to celebrate the launch of Matt's new book The First Time: Stories & Songs from Music Icons.

The Good Son: You-Jeong Jeong in conversation The Good Son: You-Jeong Jeong in conversation
Saturday 3rd November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

As part of our instore Korean promotion this month leading South-Korean author You-Jeong Jeong (Seven Years of Darkness) joins us for a discussion about her work and to read from her latest novel The Good Son.

Japan Story: In Search of a Nation with Dr Christopher Harding Japan Story: In Search of a Nation with Dr Christopher Harding
Thursday 1st November 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join cultural historian and BBC broadcaster Dr Christopher Harding as he presents a surprising new perspective on the modernisation of Japan, a story which lies at the heart of his book Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present.

Hub Talks: Can We All Be Feminists? Hub Talks: Can We All Be Feminists?
Thursday 1st November Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for an evening exploring some of the intriguing questions plaguing modern feminists today with Can We All Be Feminists?

Harlem 69: Stuart Cosgrove on Soul Harlem 69: Stuart Cosgrove on Soul
Wednesday 31st October Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Renowned broadcaster and music journalist Stuart Cosgrove will be coming to Foyles Bristol to talk about Soul music and the three turbulent years that changed the United States forever.

Unexplained Live with Richard Maclean Smith Unexplained Live with Richard Maclean Smith
Wednesday 31st October 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Delve into the realms of the unknown this Halloween with researcher, writer and producer of the Unexplained podcast Richard Maclean Smith for a night of strange tales and live music to mark the release of the his new book Unexplained.

Life Honestly: On Tour Life Honestly: On Tour
Tuesday 30th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

This Autumn the contributors of The Pool's debut book Life Honestly are off on the road with the first stop of the tour right here at Foyles Charing Cross Road.

Half Term Fun with Pinocchio! Half Term Fun with Pinocchio!
Tuesday 30th October Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome the puppet boy wonder Pinocchio to the store for some half-term fun!

The Barbican Estate at 50: Stefi Orazi in conversation The Barbican Estate at 50: Stefi Orazi in conversation
Monday 29th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first residents of the Barbican Estate author, designer and former Barbican resident Stefi Orazi celebrates this unique complex in her new book The Barbican Estate looking at the design of the individual flats as well as its status as a world class piece of brutalist architecture.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Janette Mason's Red Alert ensemble NYJO Jazz Jam: Janette Mason's Red Alert ensemble
Sunday 28th October 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with a guest performer to be announced and the opportunity for young musicians to get up and play with the professionals.

Requiem: The Pity of War with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano Requiem: The Pity of War with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano
Saturday 27th October 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Acclaimed tenor-piano duo Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano join us for an evening of performance and conversation to mark the release of Requiem: the Pity of War their new collboration of 19 songs spanning marking the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War 1.

Ctrl Alt Delete: Live podcast recording with Jodi Picoult Ctrl Alt Delete: Live podcast recording with Jodi Picoult
Saturday 27th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for a one-off live recording with Jodi Picoult, the award-winning, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, as she discusses her new novel A Spark of Light for Emma Gannon’s hit podcast Ctrl, Alt, Delete.

Franklin and Luna Go To The Moon Window Painting Franklin and Luna Go To The Moon Window Painting
Friday 26th October 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Say hello to award-winning author/illustrator Katie Harnett (Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat and Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud) as she stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from Franklin and Luna Go To The Moon.

Korean Language Class in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre Korean Language Class in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre
Thursday 25th October 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

As part of Foyles Korean Culture Month in collaboration with the Korean Culture Centre we invite you to take part in a free Korean language class.

Mini Rabbit Not Lost: Story Time and Live Illustration Mini Rabbit Not Lost: Story Time and Live Illustration
Thursday 25th October 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Draw along with award-winning illustrator, animator and artist John Bond with his new book in the Mini Rabbit Not Lost.

Mr Tiger, Betsy and The Blue Moon: Story Time, Activities and Ice Cream Mr Tiger, Betsy and The Blue Moon: Story Time, Activities and Ice Cream
Wednesday 24th October 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join author/illustrator duo Sally Gardner and Nick Maland for an afternoon of storytelling, activities and ice cream for their enchanting new fairy-tale Mr Tiger, Betsy and The Blue Moon.

An evening with Hugo-award winning author and music journalist Jason Heller An evening with Hugo-award winning author and music journalist Jason Heller
Monday 22nd October Bristol Central Library Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Jason Heller, author of Strange Stars, will be discussing the mingling of the horizon expanding forces of 1970's science fiction and music.

Meet Geronimo Stilton Meet Geronimo Stilton
Monday 22nd October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet children’s author, beloved character and giant mouse Geronimo Stilton in the fur as part of his big day out in London.

The New Statesman and Foyles present: 2018 Man Booker Prize Winner Anna Burns The New Statesman and Foyles present: 2018 Man Booker Prize Winner Anna Burns
Thursday 18th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

The New Statesman and Foyles are delighted to welcome you to an exclusive evening with the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize Anna Burns as she discusses her winning novel Milkman.

London Literature Festival 2018 London Literature Festival 2018
Thursday 18th October Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Now in its twelfth year, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival brings together today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers to explore the burning issues of our times.

Me. Here. Now. Me. Here. Now.
Thursday 18th October 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

Me. Here. Now. exhibition at The Gallery at Foyles presents British artist Mark Titchner’s designs for his most ambitious public artwork to date, a major new public art installation by the same name, launched on October 17th at London Bridge station in Stainer Street.

War To Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 War To Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948
Tuesday 16th October 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Commemorating both the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the National Health Service, film and social historian Stephen Bourne shines a light on the lives of black women in Britain in the decades surreounding these two historic events.

Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
Monday 15th October 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

The DNA revolution is here. Join leading behavioural geneticist and Kings College lecturer Robert Plomin as he guides you through the latest discoveries in this fast-evolving field as discussed in his new book Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are.

2018 Man Booker Prize Readings 2018 Man Booker Prize Readings
Sunday 14th October Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Meet the authors of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist in an evening of readings and discussion.

Slay In Your Lane: Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene Slay In Your Lane: Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene
Wednesday 10th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Following the phenomenal success of their first book Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene join us for an evening of open and honest discussion about how their own self-started project has led to them taking 2018 by storm.

Good Morning Murakami: Celebrate Killing Commendatore with early opening and goodies! Good Morning Murakami: Celebrate Killing Commendatore with early opening and goodies!
Tuesday 9th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

To celebrate the UK release of the brand new novel by bestselling Japanese author (and firm Foyles favourite) Haruki Murakami, we'll be opening our flagship Charing Cross Road shop early—so you can get your copy of Killing Commendatore even earlier, with the chance to get your hands on an exclusive tote bag and a Japanese breakfast!

National Poetry Day: The People Vs. Poetry National Poetry Day: The People Vs. Poetry
Thursday 4th October 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Where does poetry stand in 2018? Under the watchful eye of poet and writer Richard Osmond and Will Harris, four poets: Craig Raine, Sandeep Parmar, Richard Scott and Victoria Adukwei Bulley step up to defend their art.

Ciderology: A Cider Tasting Workshop with Gabe Cook Ciderology: A Cider Tasting Workshop with Gabe Cook
Tuesday 2nd October Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Come along for an evening of cider tasting with renowned cider expert Gabe Cook.

NYJO Jazz Jam Featuring Dee Byrne NYJO Jazz Jam Featuring Dee Byrne
Sunday 30th September 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, this time led by London-based Altoist Dee Byrne, offering the opportunity for young musicians to get up and play with the professionals.

First You Write a Sentence Workshop with Joe Moran First You Write a Sentence Workshop with Joe Moran
Saturday 29th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Acclaimed author and cultural historian Joe Moran shows how we can begin to write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive for his new book First You Write a Sentence.

Indie Pop-Up: Meet And Other Stories Indie Pop-Up: Meet And Other Stories
Saturday 29th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

As part of our instore indie promotion at Charing Cross Road, independent innovators And Other Stories are setting up shop in our front of store for a day of bookish fun.

Against Creativity: Oli Mould and Darren Henley in discussion Against Creativity: Oli Mould and Darren Henley in discussion
Thursday 27th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Lecturer in Human Geography Oli Mould and Chief Executive of the Arts Council Darren Henley discuss the nature of creativity and whether our competitive notions about individual success for Oli’s new book Against Creativity: Everything you have been told about creativity is wrong.

Spomenik Monument Database Spomenik Monument Database
Wednesday 26th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Donald Niebyl explores the fractured history of the war-torn Yugoslav region through the “Spomenik’s” left behind; photographing and cataloguing these strange structures to create the his blog and new book the Spomenik Monument Database.

Cornerstones: Subterranean Writings With Little Toller Cornerstones: Subterranean Writings With Little Toller
Tuesday 25th September Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Foyles Cabot Circus presents an evening with nature writers Mark Smalley, Rose Ferraby, Alyson Hallett and Fiona Hamilton. They will be discussing the geological identity of the British Isles, exploring the history of the bedrock beneath our feet.

Twice Magic: Signing Party with Cressida Cowell Twice Magic: Signing Party with Cressida Cowell
Saturday 22nd September Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We're excited to welcome best-selling author Cressida Cowell and her merry band of vikings and wizards to the store to sign copies of Twice Magic!

Bookbinding Workshop with Rachel Hazell Bookbinding Workshop with Rachel Hazell
Saturday 22nd September 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Learn the beautiful art of book binding with book artist Rachel Hazell at this hour long workshop to celebrate her new guide Bound.

Indie Pop-Up: Meet Fitzcarraldo Indie Pop-Up: Meet Fitzcarraldo
Saturday 22nd September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

As part of our instore indie promotion at Charing Cross Road, we’re getting indie pros Fitzcarraldo Editions in to set up shop in our front of store.

#NoFilter with Katherine Ormerod and Lizzy Hadfield #NoFilter with Katherine Ormerod and Lizzy Hadfield
Wednesday 19th September 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

As the negative impact of scrolling and swiping our way through life becomes ever more publicised, social media influencer, journalist and author Katherine Ormerod is joined by fashion blogger Lizzie Hadfield to take a #nofilter look at our lives online.

How To Ride A Bike with Sir Chris Hoy How To Ride A Bike with Sir Chris Hoy
Tuesday 18th September Town Hall Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet legendary cyclist Sir Chris Hoy as he talks about his brilliant new book and his incredible career.

Derren Brown: Meet the People With Love Derren Brown: Meet the People With Love
Monday 17th September 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Sit down for an evening of insight as illusionist, performer, writer and painter Derren Brown joins us to discuss his new collection of personally curated street photography Meet the People With Love.

The Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything The Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything
Thursday 13th September 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

We're often very wrong about the most basic facts. Whether it’s regarding our societies and how they’re changing, the state of the world today, or supposedly common knowledge, our preconceptions and the media can lead to preconceptions sometimes extremely at odds with statistics.

An Evening With G. D Abson An Evening With G. D Abson
Tuesday 11th September Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us as we take a plunge into the Russian underworld with CWA Debut Dagger shortlisted author G. D. Abson.

Salvation: An Evening With Science Fiction Superstar Peter F Hamilton Salvation: An Evening With Science Fiction Superstar Peter F Hamilton
Saturday 8th September Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Titan of science fiction Peter F Hamilton will be appearing to discuss his eagerly awaited new space-opera, Salvation.

Moving Parts: In Conversation With Prabda Yoon Moving Parts: In Conversation With Prabda Yoon
Friday 7th September Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're very pleased to be hosting Thai writer, translator and film-maker, Prabda Yoon in conversation at Foyles, Cabot Circus.

A History of the World in 21 Women: Jenni Murray in conversation A History of the World in 21 Women: Jenni Murray in conversation
Thursday 6th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Much-loved host of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Dame Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of the 21 pioneering women behind her new book A History of the World in 21 Women.

Khaled Hosseini: Sea Prayer Khaled Hosseini: Sea Prayer
Tuesday 4th September Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Foyles and Southbank Centre are proud to present an exclusive UK appearance of Khaled Hosseini in conversation about his illustrated story Sea Prayer.

The Cloven: Brian Catling and Iain Sinclair in conversation The Cloven: Brian Catling and Iain Sinclair in conversation
Tuesday 4th September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Sculptor, poet, filmmaker, performance artist and novelist Brian Catling (The Vorrh, The Erstwhile) sits down with novelist, filmmaker and renowned Londoner Iain Sinclair to discuss the concluding part to his epic fantasy series The Cloven.

The Day War Came: Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb in conversation The Day War Came: Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb in conversation
Monday 3rd September 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Hear children’s author Nicola Davis and illustrator Rebecca Cobb creators of The Day War Came, the powerful and necessary tale of a child fleeing the terrors of war, as they discuss the events that inspired them and their work for the charity Help Refugees.

Resist! With Michael Segalov, Owen Jones and Josie Long Resist! With Michael Segalov, Owen Jones and Josie Long
Wednesday 29th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Mobilise for an evening of discussion and debate with author, journalist and activist Owen Jones and Michael Segalov, contributing editor for Huck Magazine and author of Resist! How to be an Activist in the Age of Defiance.

An Evening With Acclaimed Author Patrick Gale An Evening With Acclaimed Author Patrick Gale
Wednesday 29th August Bristol Cathedral Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In support of the LGBT charity FFLAG, Patrick Gale will be discussing his new book, Take Nothing With You, with novelist Tiffany Murray.

Summer Reading Challenge: Brightstorm Summer Reading Challenge: Brightstorm
Wednesday 29th August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's Brightstorm!

Jeet Thayil: The Book of Chocolate Saints Jeet Thayil: The Book of Chocolate Saints
Tuesday 28th August Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

In this event, Man Booker Prize shortlisted author and poet Jeet Thayil explores human behaviour through the lives of artists.

Mindful Little Yogis: Children's Mindfulness Session Mindful Little Yogis: Children's Mindfulness Session
Saturday 25th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Find some peace with Teacher, Therapist, and Children's Yoga Mindfulness Practitioner Nicola Harvey as she teaches your little ones practical techniques to calm the mind and cleanse the soul with her book Mindful Little Yogis.

Summer Story Hour: Stories and Activities! Summer Story Hour: Stories and Activities!
Friday 24th August Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford! This week our Children's Bookseller Kate will be reading stories and running an arts and crafts session.

Brush Lettering Diary Decoration Brush Lettering Diary Decoration
Friday 24th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join Rebecca Cahill Roots author of Modern Lettering and learn how to create beautiful and funky decorative lettering designs with Tombow ABT Brush Pens.

Summer Reading Challenge: The Last Chance Hotel Summer Reading Challenge: The Last Chance Hotel
Wednesday 22nd August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's The Last Chance Hotel!

Toddler Storytime Toddler Storytime
Wednesday 22nd August Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your youngsters to our Toddler Storytime featuring classic works of children’s fiction as well as titles hot off the press to suit your little ones!

NYJO Academy x Saxony Youth Orchestra Project NYJO Academy x Saxony Youth Orchestra Project
Sunday 19th August 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Part of the suite of training bands at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, the NYJO Academy Big Band, led by Sebastiaan de Krom features some of the best emerging talent in and around London.

Candy Reading Tuck Shop with Lavie Tidhar Candy Reading Tuck Shop with Lavie Tidhar
Saturday 18th August Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome Lavie Tidhar to the store to share his middle grade debut with some of our candy-loving detectives!

Story Hour with Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Story Hour with Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton
Friday 17th August Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We’re very excited to be joined by authors and illustrators Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton!

Playing Big: An Evening for Brilliant Women Like You Playing Big: An Evening for Brilliant Women Like You
Thursday 16th August 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Women’s leadership expert, speaker, educator and author of Playing Big Tara Mohr offers wise, simple and proven strategies to make big changes in your life, career and the world at large.

Hoakes Island Mystery Adventure Hoakes Island Mystery Adventure
Thursday 16th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Hoakes Island Amusement Park is in grave danger! Help Rita, Molly and Tina to save it at this immersive puzzle mystery event.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation My Year of Rest and Relaxation: Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation
Wednesday 15th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Booker shortlisted author of the criticaly acclaimed Eileen Otessa Moshfegh joins us for an evening of conversation for here new novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation.

Summer Reading Challenge: Candy Summer Reading Challenge: Candy
Wednesday 15th August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's Candy!

Make Your Own Monster Bookmark! Make Your Own Monster Bookmark!
Wednesday 15th August Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Do you keep losing your place in your favourite books? Create a monster bookmark to guard your page and make your reading s-book-y!

The Big Book of the Blue Underwater Illustration The Big Book of the Blue Underwater Illustration
Tuesday 14th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Explore the depths of the ocean with author of The Big Book of Blue Yuval Zommer!

Toddler Story Hour Toddler Story Hour
Monday 13th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to Toddler hour with Foyles Chelmsford. Charlie, our childrens bookseller, will be reading from picture books that we recommend as well as ones chosen by the children on the day. Come and enjoy a coffee with A Canteen while your little ones enjoy an exciting and engaging story telling event. With colouring in, stories and a train track, this is the perfect start to the week. Story Box is a collection of events being held over the Summer Holidays, with various events we look forward to seeing you over the Summer!

Summer Thrills with Sue Wallman and Tracey Mathias Summer Thrills with Sue Wallman and Tracey Mathias
Saturday 11th August Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us as we welcome two of the best YA thriller writers in the UK to the store!

Kids Look At History Kids Look At History
Saturday 11th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come join us as our Children's book seller Charlie talks about History. We will look at some of the most exciting historical time periods, as well as talking about our favourite books to learn from.

Story Hour with Karl Newson Story Hour with Karl Newson
Friday 10th August Westfield Stratford City Children's Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We're very excited to be joined by local picture book author and illustrator Karl Newson!

Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder Workshop Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder Workshop
Thursday 9th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Teacher, writer and filmmaker Alom Shaha is back for another interactive workshop spreading the magic of everyday science!

Summer Reading Challenge: The Eye of the North Summer Reading Challenge: The Eye of the North
Wednesday 8th August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's The Eye of the North!

Toddler Storytime Toddler Storytime
Wednesday 8th August Cabot Circus, Bristol Free Event, Chargeable Event

Bring your youngsters to our Toddler Storytime featuring classic works of children’s fiction as well as titles hot off the press to suit your little ones!

Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music
Tuesday 7th August 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Music journalist and author of Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany David Stubbs is back chronicling the epic history of electronic music with Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder.

How to be a Lion Window Painting How to be a Lion Window Painting
Tuesday 7th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come say hello to award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Ed Vere (Mr. Big, Grumpy Frog) as he stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our Children’s section with designs from his touching picture book How to be a Lion.

Toddler Story Hour Toddler Story Hour
Monday 6th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to Toddler hour with Foyles Chelmsford. Charlie, our childrens bookseller, will be reading from picture books that we recommend as well as ones chosen by the children on the day. Come and enjoy a coffee with A Canteen while your little ones enjoy an exciting and engaging story telling event. With colouring in, stories and a train track, this is the perfect start to the week. Story Box is a collection of events being held over the Summer Holidays, with various events we look forward to seeing you over the Summer!

Myth Match Monster Mask Making Myth Match Monster Mask Making
Saturday 4th August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Have a roaring time creating creatures big and small with author/ illustrator duo Good Wives and Warriors at this mask crafting session!

Children's Poetry Day Children's Poetry Day
Saturday 4th August Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Pop in and join in with our Poetry day! Throughout the day we will be reading our favourite children's poetry, as well as inviting children to write their own.

Summer Story Hour Summer Story Hour
Friday 3rd August Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our cosy Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

I Am Here, Where Are You? with Anita Jones I Am Here, Where Are You? with Anita Jones
Thursday 2nd August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

A fun and interactive learning session about the world around us.

mt Masking Tape Craft Day mt Masking Tape Craft Day
Thursday 2nd August 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Calling all mini Matisses! Join Collage Club for a day of cutting, sticking and fun with mt Washi Masking Tape.

Summer Reading Challenge: The Wild Folk Summer Reading Challenge: The Wild Folk
Wednesday 1st August Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's The Wild Folk!

Paddington Bear Origami Paddington Bear Origami
Wednesday 1st August Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Look after your own paper Paddington at this origami class to celebrate 60 years of one very special bear!

Early Riser: Jasper Fforde and Jasper Fforde in conversation Early Riser: Jasper Fforde and Jasper Fforde in conversation
Monday 30th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Prolific author of such comic creations as the The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde launches us into a Ffordian new world for his upcoming novel Early Riser.

Summer Treasure Hunt Summer Treasure Hunt
Monday 30th July Westfield Stratford City Children's Event

On the hunt for something to keep the kids entertained this Summer? We’ve got the answer!

The Backup Bunny Story Hour The Backup Bunny Story Hour
Monday 30th July Bond Street Chelmsford Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join us as author Abigail Rayner reads from her book, Backup Bunny. Hop over to the children’s section, and listen to the story of a young boy who loses his favourite toy... but luckily they have a backup! Please email us to confirm your space at Chelmsford@foyles.co.uk.

Doug the Pug Therapy Dog Reading Session Doug the Pug Therapy Dog Reading Session
Sunday 29th July Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome lovely little Doug to our store this summer to help children with their reading.

TheDadLab Workshop TheDadLab Workshop
Saturday 28th July 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Social media influencer and and founder of TheDadLab, Sergei Urban, teaches you tips and tricks to keep the kids stimulated this summer in a workshop for the whole family!

Children's Book Club Children's Book Club
Saturday 28th July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join our brand new Book Club, just for Children! We love to hear what books children have been reading, and which ones they recommend!

Summer Signing with Paige Toon and Lindsey Kelk Summer Signing with Paige Toon and Lindsey Kelk
Saturday 28th July Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

Join us in store for a refreshing summer signing with best-selling romance authors Paige Toon and Lindsey Kelk!

Paddington Afternoon Tea with A Canteen Paddington Afternoon Tea with A Canteen
Friday 27th July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the beloved Paddington Bear as we team up with A Canteen, to bring you a very special Paddington Bear themed afternoon tea! Featuring finger sandwiches, a mini scone and a selection of sweet treats with a generous helping of Paddington approved marmalade!

Paddington Story Hour Paddington Story Hour
Friday 27th July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join us for a fun filled hour of stories from Deepest Darkest Peru! Our resident story teller, Bruce, will be reading the adventures of Paddington.

Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century
Thursday 26th July 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Reclaim ‘radicalism’ as author and educator Kehinde Andrews sits down with writer and blogger Minna Salami for Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century.

Announcing our Summer Reading Challenge! Announcing our Summer Reading Challenge!
Wednesday 25th July Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge: Hello, Universe Summer Reading Challenge: Hello, Universe
Wednesday 25th July Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's Hello, Universe!

Hub Talks: Slay in Your Lane Hub Talks: Slay in Your Lane
Tuesday 24th July Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené in conversation with Jamelia for a very special and inspiring evening discussing their guide to life for a generation of British black women.

Toddler Story Hour Toddler Story Hour
Monday 23rd July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your littles ones to Toddler Hour as Bruce, our resident story teller, reads from picture books hot off the press and chosen by children on the day.

Elephants in the Custard with Samuel Langley-Swain Elephants in the Custard with Samuel Langley-Swain
Saturday 21st July Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join Samuel Langley-Swain in store to hear him read his newest book Elephants In The Custard!

Kids Look at Languages Kids Look at Languages
Saturday 21st July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join us for a fun filled hour where we look at different languages, and hopefully learn a few new words! Our childrens bookseller Charlie, will be leading this event. We will be looking at French, Spanish, German, Italian as well as having books on Arabic, Russian, Polish, Chinese and Japanese. This is a wonderful oppotunity to indroduce children to the exciting possibilities that language learning can bring.

Horror Writing with Paul Tremblay & Adam Nevill Horror Writing with Paul Tremblay & Adam Nevill
Wednesday 18th July Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us in Bristol for a horror writing double-bill with award winning authors Adam Neville and Paul Tremblay.

The Arthur C. Clarke Award Ceremony 2018 The Arthur C. Clarke Award Ceremony 2018
Wednesday 18th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We're delighted once again to be hosting the award ceremony for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK's premier prize for science fiction literature.

Toddler Story Hour Toddler Story Hour
Monday 16th July Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your littles ones to Toddler hour with Foyles. Charlie, our children's bookseller, will be reading from picture books that we recommend as well as ones choosen by the children on the day.

Inside North Korea Inside North Korea
Friday 13th July 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by the architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offer the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet.

Toddler Hour with Nandana Sen Toddler Hour with Nandana Sen
Saturday 7th July Bond Street Chelmsford Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Hop along to a story time with children’s author Nandana Sen as she reads from her new book Kangaroo Kisses.

Meet Florence Welch: Book Signing for Useless Magic Meet Florence Welch: Book Signing for Useless Magic
Saturday 7th July 107 Charing Cross Road Signing

Join us for this exclusive public signing with Florence Welch to celebrate the publication of her first book Useless Magic.

A. M. Homes in Conversation with Jeanette Winterson A. M. Homes in Conversation with Jeanette Winterson
Thursday 5th July Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In an exclusive London event, acclaimed author AM Homes reads from and discusses her follow-up to the Women's Prize-winning May We Be Forgiven.

NHS 70th: Christie Watson and Suzanne O’Sullivan in conversation NHS 70th: Christie Watson and Suzanne O’Sullivan in conversation
Wednesday 4th July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Former nurse and author of heartfelt medical memoir The Language of Kindness Christie Watson reflects on her experience of life in the NHS and the issues facing it today with neurologist and author of It's All in Your Head and Brainstorm Suzanne O'Sullivan.

We Shall Fight Until We Win: Pioneering Political Women The Graphic Anthology We Shall Fight Until We Win: Pioneering Political Women The Graphic Anthology
Tuesday 3rd July 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

From the creator of Nasty Women, a collection of essays and accounts from the frontline of being a women in the 21st century comes a feminist graphic anthology charting the fearless females who kicked butt for equality over the last one hundred years.

Crudo: Olivia Laing in conversation Crudo: Olivia Laing in conversation
Monday 2nd July Bristol Central Library Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We're excited to be working in partnership with Bristol Central Library to host an evening in conversation with the brilliant Olivia Laing.

Margo Jefferson & Reni Eddo-Lodge: On Michael Jackson Margo Jefferson & Reni Eddo-Lodge: On Michael Jackson
Sunday 1st July Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about one of the great and controversial icons of the 20th century, Michael Jackson.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Anniversary Celebration Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Anniversary Celebration
Friday 29th June Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!

Shirley Jackson Day Shirley Jackson Day
Wednesday 27th June Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Shirley Jackson Day celebrates the legacy of the legendary suspense author. Join us, and four talented authors, for haunting readings and a discussion of Jackson's impact.

The People vs Tech: Jamie Bartlett on how the internet is killing democracy (and how we can save it) The People vs Tech: Jamie Bartlett on how the internet is killing democracy (and how we can save it)
Wednesday 27th June 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Bestselling author of The People Vs. Tech Jamie Bartlett breaks down the threat of the technological revolution to modern democracy.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Phil Robson, Dave Whitford & Asaf Sarkis NYJO Jazz Jam: Phil Robson, Dave Whitford & Asaf Sarkis
Sunday 24th June 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Joining us for the last Jazz Jam before the summer break is guitarist and musical juggernaut Phil Robson alongside Dave Whitford (bass) and Asaf Sarkis (drums).

Brush Lettering Workshop Brush Lettering Workshop
Saturday 23rd June 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Join Rebecca Cahill Roots, author of Modern Lettering, to learn the basics of brush lettering with Tombow ABT brush pens.

Story Time with Mama G Story Time with Mama G
Saturday 23rd June Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to see Mama G for a story time with a difference - with tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you want.

Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn and Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn and Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation
Wednesday 20th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Award-winning design critic Alice Rawsthorn sits down with Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist to quash the stereotypes surrounding design and celebrate its potential to change our lives for better.

The Displaced: Marina Lewycka and Dina Nayeri in conversation The Displaced: Marina Lewycka and Dina Nayeri in conversation
Tuesday 19th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

In support of Refugee Week, we have partnered with Abrams Press to host a very special event with authors Marina Lewycka and Dina Nayeri for The Displaced, a selection of essays by refugee writers on refugee lives.

The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
Friday 15th June Town Hall Birmingham Literary Event, Chargeable Event

He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets.

No Time Like The Present: David Runciman and Sam Wilkin in conversation No Time Like The Present: David Runciman and Sam Wilkin in conversation
Thursday 14th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and author of How Democracy Ends, and Sam Wilkin, senior risk advisor to Oxford Economics and author of History Repeating, as they discuss the extent to which we can use lessons of the past as a means to discern our future.

Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Tuesday 12th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Silicon Valley pioneer, philosopher and author of Who Owns the Future? And You Are Not a Gadget Jaron Lanier takes on the tech giants as he gives you Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.

An Evening with Gordon Brown An Evening with Gordon Brown
Tuesday 5th June Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Reflecting on over four decades in the world of politics, Gordon Brown discusses the turning points of his career and offers a behind-the-scenes account of the key events that have shaped our times.

Women's Prize for Fiction and Grazia Book Club Live Women's Prize for Fiction and Grazia Book Club Live
Monday 4th June 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In the week of the 2018 winner announcement, we're teaming up with the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction to bring you a panel of great female writers exploring the route to getting published.

Summer Yoga at Foyles Summer Yoga at Foyles
Monday 4th June 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Yoga at Foyles is back for another 6 week stretch! Kick off your mornings with Yogi Rakhee and her unique style of teaching Superari.

Meet Ade Adepitan: Book Signing for Battle of the Cyborg Cat Meet Ade Adepitan: Book Signing for Battle of the Cyborg Cat
Saturday 2nd June Westfield Stratford City Signing, Children's Event

Calling all superheroes! Come and meet Paralympic basketballer and TV presenter Ade Adepitan, as he signs copies of his debut book for children, Ade's Amazing Ade-ventures: Battle of the Cyborg Cat.

The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer
Saturday 2nd June Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us this half-term as we dive into the deep blue sea with author and illustrator, Yuval Zommer!

Build Your Worst Book Ever! Build Your Worst Book Ever!
Friday 1st June 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Build your own picture book at this calamitous story time with illustrator of My Worst Book Ever! Bruce Ingman.

How Not To Be a Boy: Robert Webb in conversation How Not To Be a Boy: Robert Webb in conversation
Thursday 31st May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re proud to welcome award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity.

Bobbing Heads Signing Bobbing Heads Signing
Thursday 31st May Grand Central Birmingham Signing

We're delighted to welcome Gavin De Bier to the store to sign copies of his debut novel, Bobbing Heads.

Hub Talks: Yrsa Daley-Ward and the Terrible Hub Talks: Yrsa Daley-Ward and the Terrible
Wednesday 30th May Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us as we celebrate the new dark, poetic memoir from the explosive literary talent, Yrsa Daley-Ward

Tales of One City: London New Writers Evening Tales of One City: London New Writers Evening
Wednesday 30th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for a night on the town as we showcase three debut authors each with a fresh take on life in our city.

Eat, Drink, Run: Bryony Gordon and Fearne Cotton in conversation Eat, Drink, Run: Bryony Gordon and Fearne Cotton in conversation
Tuesday 29th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Journalist and author of Mad Girl Bryony Gordon discusses hitting the road to happiness for her new book Eat, Drink, Run with award winning presenter and author of Happy and Calm Fearne Cotton.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Riley Stone-Lonergan NYJO Jazz Jam: Riley Stone-Lonergan
Sunday 27th May 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Joining us this May for our monthly jam is award winning saxophonist Riley-Stone Lonergan and his band. Having earned his stripes as a member of the flagship band, Riley is no stranger to NYJO jam tradition.

Elmer Day! Elmer Day!
Saturday 26th May Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for games and activities as we celebrate everyone's favourite patchwork elephant!

White Houses: Amy Bloom in conversation White Houses: Amy Bloom in conversation
Thursday 24th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re proud to welcome the critically acclaimed author of Lucky Us, Amy Bloom, for an evening of conversation around her latest novel White Houses and the powerful true story that inspired it.

Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch
Thursday 24th May Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an exciting evening of Egyptian fun to help raise money for the charity, Partnership for Children.

The Healing Self with Deepak Chopra The Healing Self with Deepak Chopra
Tuesday 22nd May Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

There is a new revolution occurring in health today. That revolution is you. In the face of environmental toxins, potential epidemics, superbugs, and the accelerated aging process, the significance of achieving optimum health has never been more crucial – and the burden to achieve it now rests on individuals making the right lifestyle choices every day.

Criminally Good Fiction with Raven Books Criminally Good Fiction with Raven Books
Monday 21st May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Take a stab at three up-and-coming crime writers from Raven Books with this new fiction evening to die for.

The Launch of Discovering Birmingham The Launch of Discovering Birmingham
Monday 21st May Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

We're proud to host the author of best-selling, Positively Birmingham, to the store to launch their latest addition of city guides.

In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize Panel In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize Panel
Thursday 17th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 22nd May, join some of the finest international translators working with the English language today for a discussion of their craft.

The Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist Announcement with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child The Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist Announcement with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child
Wednesday 16th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Set up in honour of influential publisher Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press, Foyles is proud to host this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize announcement awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: Clemantine Wamariya and June Sarpong MBE in conversation The Girl Who Smiled Beads: Clemantine Wamariya and June Sarpong MBE in conversation
Tuesday 15th May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Storyteller and human rights advocate Clemantine Wamariya will be discussing her new memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads with TV presenter, social campaigner and author of Diversify June Sarpong MBE.

Hub Talks: The Stranger on the Bridge Hub Talks: The Stranger on the Bridge
Friday 11th May Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for an in conversation event with Jonny Benjamin talking about #TheStrangerOnTheBridge, mental health, Jonny’s 5 Point Manifesto For Change.

Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist Writing Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist Writing
Saturday 5th May Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Preti Taneja and Mona Arshi discuss subverting well-worn literary paths, and creating a new trailblazing legacy for literature.

Virago Modern Classic’s 40th: Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Donna Coonan and Carmen Callil in conversation Virago Modern Classic’s 40th: Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Donna Coonan and Carmen Callil in conversation
Thursday 3rd May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Virago Modern Classics we welcome best-selling authors Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Editorial Director Donna Coonan and founder Dame Carmen Callil.

The Wizards of Once: Cressida Cowell signing The Wizards of Once: Cressida Cowell signing
Thursday 3rd May Cabot Circus, Bristol Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Calling all young heroes and adventurers! Meet How to Train your Dragon author Cressida Cowell as she signs copies of the first book in her brand new fantasy series The Wizards of Once.

Mozart in London - Ian Page and James Jolly in conversation Mozart in London - Ian Page and James Jolly in conversation
Wednesday 2nd May 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Music Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of The Mozartists’ Mozart in London on Signum Classics we have joined with Gramophone Magazine to host an exclusive London pre-release event with Ian Page, the conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists.

Celebrating Narrative Non-Fiction: The Portobello Prize Celebrating Narrative Non-Fiction: The Portobello Prize
Tuesday 1st May 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We've teamed up with Portobello Books, an imprint of Granta which has long been invested in publishing great narrative non-fiction, on the inaugural Portobello Prize - a new prize for new writers, and a search for a great untold story of our times.

Fifty Poems from Five Decades Fifty Poems from Five Decades
Sunday 29th April Royal Festival Hall Literary Event

Join ten of the finest poets writing in the UK today to celebrate the opening anniversary of the Southbank Centre's spaces.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Ivo Neame NYJO Jazz Jam: Ivo Neame
Sunday 29th April 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Another instalment of Ray’s fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam.

The Order of Time: a signing with Carlo Rovelli The Order of Time: a signing with Carlo Rovelli
Saturday 28th April 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Free Event

Meet best-selling author and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli as he stops by to sign copies of his brand new book The Order Of Time.

Brush Lettering Workshop Brush Lettering Workshop
Saturday 28th April 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

We've teamed up with Tombow to bring you a 101 in brush lettering with artist, author and founder of Betty Etiquette, Rebecca Cahill Roots.

Ray's Jazz presents: Zhenya Strigalev Ray's Jazz presents: Zhenya Strigalev
Friday 27th April 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Ray's Jazz welcomes Russian born saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev for a mix of jazz and blues including tunes from his new album Blues For Maggie.

How To Love Brutalism How To Love Brutalism
Monday 23rd April 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author of Concretopia John Grindrod as he takes you on a journey past the tough façade of one of the world’s most maligned architectural movements with How To Love Brutalism.

Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook
Sunday 22nd April Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Hear readings from Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing’s masterpiece The Golden Notebook, performed by artists and authors.