Come and join presenter, chef, skateboarder, and BBC star for the launch of his new book: Dirty Vegan. Matt will be in conversation, signing and chatting. Vegan menu available on the night and a skate session is included in price.
Tickets £6.00 from bookshop and Exist.
Online tickets HERE
Saturday March 9th 2-3PM
Come along and meet the Laura Sheldon, author of the fantastic children’s adventure novel: Bananabeeyumio! Laura will be chatting and signing copies.
Saturday March 23rd.
As a big thank you to all our customers and supporters for sticking by us when we had to shut for a few months last year, we’re hosting a whole day of activities, readings and fizz here in the shop.
10.30am Tom & Helen Docherty. Children’s storytelling, live drawing and book signing with international bestselling local authors Helen and Thomas Docherty.
2pm Katie Cottle. Children’s doodling, storytelling and signing with the Batsford Prize winner, author of The Green Giant.
4pm Owen Sheers. Award-winning Welsh poet, author, playwright, and Professor of Creativity at Swansea University, Owen will be reading from a selection of his recent works.
5pm Dan Llywelyn Hall and Robert Minnhinick. Book launch/discussion. The Dunes is a collaboration by artist Dan Llywelyn Hall and poet, Robert Minhinnick. A collection of new drawings and poems inspired by the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes of South Wales.
10% off ALL purchases all day!
Thursday 14th March 2019 7.30pm Taliesin
Women of Britain / Merched Prydain in association with Swansea University
Featuring Clare Pollard, Sabrina Mahfouz, Menna Elfyn and Liz Berry
Join Swansea University for an array of voices, languages and poems as Modern Poetry in Translation launch their Spring issue as part of Swansea University Cultural Institute’s series of events celebrating International Women’s Day. Editor Clare Pollard will chair a discussion on translation, 21st century women’s poetry and the diverse language communities of Britain followed by a gala reading featuring poets from Swansea, Wales and across the UK, including multi-award winning poets Sabrina Mahfouz, Menna Elfyn and Liz Berry. An evening of words, performance and cutting-edge literature, not to be missed.
Introduced by Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity Owen Sheers.
‘MPT is the Fifth International, anyone who wants to change the world and see it changed should join’ – John Berger
Presented in partnership with Wales PEN Cymru and GENCAS, Swansea University’s Centre for Research into Gender and Culture in Society.
You can purchase tickets here
Swansea University Centenary Lecture Series Curated by Professor in Creativity Owen Sheers
LAURA BATES – THE BURNING
A World Book Day Event.
Thursday 7th March. 7.30PM.
The hotly anticipated YA fiction debut from equality and diversity campaigner Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and best-selling author, is inspired by testimonies of teenage girls across the UK.
‘The Burning’ is an urgent book for our times written with unique insight by an author already ‘in many ways the voice of her generation’ (Huffington Post).
Followed by Q & A and book signing.
‘This is what feminism looks like’ RED ONLINE
Part of Swansea University Cultural Institute’s celebration of International Women’s Day, presented in partnership with GENCAS.
Booking essential. Tickets here
For more information please contact: Swansea University Cultural Institute (Email: email@example.com) – Telephone: 01792295190
Come and join prolific local author and Swansea history expert Geoff Brookes for the launch of his first novel: In Knives We Trust.
Cover To Cover Bookshop. March 2nd. 2-3PM. A FREE event.
Geoff will be chatting and signing copies.
Geoff Brookes spent his professional life as a teacher in Leicester and in two Swansea Comprehensive schools. His writing career began with pieces in The Independent and he was soon writing regularly for The Times Education Supplement. He is a featured writer for Welsh Country Magazine and the author of a number of books about Swansea’s history.
An atmospheric murder mystery set in Victorian Swansea in 1880,it evokes a convincing portrayal of life in a nineteenth century Welsh town. A plot which uses authentic locations and voices.
The first in a series featuring Inspector Rumsey Bucke. Inspector Rumsey Bucke, a still-grieving widower, must find Daniel Guy who has tried and failed to murder his own wife. He tracks him steadily through the murky streets of Swansea’s poorest communities, with little help from a corrupt and incompetent police force.
Two fatal stabbings, which may or may not be connected, put Bucke’s position under threat from a scheming superior. However, he finds the will and the support to change his life from an unlikely source, the wife of a prime murder suspect. As he finally confronts his own sorrow, he discovers that terrible secrets lurk beneath the surface of the ordinary lives around him.
No one can ever escape from the secret burdens they carry with them. But there are unknown figures lurking in the shadows and Bucke is drawn into the dangerous world of international politics, with assassins playing out a clandestine war on the streets of the town, ready to kill the innocent to protect themselves. As he desperately runs out of time to prevent another murder, Bucke has to find the answers which have eluded him.
Who is the murderer? Is it Daniel Guy? Is it someone else? Just how many murderers are there? There is a bigger question for him too. If, as they say, justice is blind, are there occasions when the law should be blind too?
Come and join local author Lisa Tippings for the launch of her new book: Secret Swansea.
Cover To Cover Bookshop. Saturday 23rd February. 2PM.
The history of the south Wales city of Swansea stretches back to the establishment of a Viking trading post at the mouth of the River Tawe, and the settlement was granted a charter following the Norman Conquest. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the town grew rapidly through the development of coal mining and copper smelting in the area and is today the second largest city in Wales.
In this book local author Lisa Tippings reveals the hidden history of Swansea, from its medieval and industrial past to the present day. From stories of intrigue and murder, shipwrecks off the coast, the Victorian asylum, the many places of worship and drinking establishments, to its literary and artistic connections, not least Dylan Thomas, its role in the women’s suffrage movement and its industrial heritage in which pottery played an important role alongside copper production, Swansea has a rich and varied past.
Secret Swansea explores the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of the city through the centuries. With tales of remarkable people and unusual events and fully illustrated throughout, it will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this city in south Wales.
Join us this February for the launch of Jeff Towns’ latest foray into Welsh literary heritage, Edward Thomas & Wales.
The evening includes a Q&A session led by Andrew Green (Wales in 100 Objects) and a book signing.
“Swansea town is a dirty witch. You must hate or love her, and I both love her and hate her” – Edward Thomas.
The event will be held at Mumbles Tabernacle, Thursday 21st February, 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and available from Cover to Cover Bookshop or online here.