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Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival - Tickets now on sale

Three days of wonderful bookish events in a fantastic setting

Saturday 4 May - Monday 6 May

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

Ali Smith

Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm

Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School


  • Ticket only £10
  • Ticket incl. signed copy of Spring (RRP £16.99) £22

Buy at Sevenoaks Bookshop or on our website.

The bestselling author of Autumn, Winter and the Baileys Prize-winning How To Be Both, will be in conversation about Spring. This is the next installment in the remarkable Seasonal Quartet.

Doors open 6.45pm. The bar will be open before and after the event.

Tickets are non-refundable except in the case of a sell out and ticket resale.

In association with Sevenoaks School.

Ali Smith
Victoria Hislop

An Evening with Victoria Hislop

Tuesday 28 May, 7.30pm

The Stag Sevenoaks, London Road, TN13 1ZZ

We are delighted to present an evening with the bestselling and much-loved author Victoria Hislop.

Celebrate the publication of her new novel, Those Who Are Loved: an epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life, set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, civil war and military dictatorship.

Tickets available from The Stag Box Office

  • Ticket only £11
  • Ticket inc. signed copy of Those Who Are Loved (RRP £20) £26

Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase.

Those Who Are Loved
Amy Sackville

Lunchtime Author Event

Thursday 6 June, 12.30pm

In Sevenoaks Bookshop

Join us to hear Amy Sackville talk about her latest book, Painter to the King.

A richly imagined novel about Diego Velazquez and the relationship, that is not quite a friendship, between the artist and his subject.

"This fictional account of the artist’s life at the court of Philip IV confirms its daring author’s extraordinary gifts... one of the finest historical novels of recent years." The Guardian

Tickets: £6.50 from the Bookshop or on our website.

Includes refreshment.

Tickets are non-refundable except in the case of a sell out and ticket resale.

Painter to the King
Mick Herron

Mick Herron in conversation with Angela Clarke

Monday 17 June, 7.30pm

Sevenoaks Bookshop

Join us for an evening with the acclaimed thriller writer Mick Herron. At this special event to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week he will be talking about Joe Country, the latest installment in his brilliant Jackson Lamb series.

Tickets: £8 from the Bookshop or from our website.

Includes refreshment.

Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of a sellout and ticket resale.

Joe Country
Claire Fuller

Adult Writing Workshop with Claire Fuller

Sunday 23 June, 11am - 4pm, in Sevenoaks Bookshop

We're delighted that Claire Fuller will be leading our first short story writing workshop for adults.

Claire is the author of Bitter Orange, Swiming Lessons, Our Endless Numbered days and masses of short stories.

Tickets: £65 (including a copy of Bitter Orange, refreshments and a tasty lunch) can be bought in the Bookshop or on our website.

Tickets are non-refundable except in the case of a sell out and ticket resale.

Numbers are very limited so don't delay!



Bitter Orange

Bookshop Book Club

Join us to discuss the chosen books and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the Bookshop café.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 24 April, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, A Month in the Country by J L Carr.


Pre-order Books

Robert MacFarlane Underland

Due to be published 2 May 2019

RRP £20 - Pre-order from us for £15

Email us at [email protected] or phone us on 01732 452055.

Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... The highly anticipated new book from the prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. 


The New Phillip Pullman book

Lyra Silvertongue returns as an adult in The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two

To be published on 3 October 2019

Email us on [email protected] to pre-order your copy.

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We stock an extensive range of carefully chosen new adult and children's books.

Our experienced staff are always available to offer advice, and help you to find the very best books.

If we don't have what you're looking for in stock, we can order many books for collection the following day.

As well as books we sell beautiful and unusual greetings cards and wrapping paper.

We host regular events with a variety of speakers. During half-terms and holidays we often run free children's activities.

In our small and peaceful cafe we serve delicious homemade cakes, and hot and cold drinks.

We welcome browsers, families, well-behaved dogs, teachers, gift-buyers, passers-by and readers of every kind.

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