BookBar launches first in-person events

BookBar launches first in-person events

Bookshop, wine bar, events and social space BookBar is launching its first in-person events next month.

The BookBar Summer Series will run between 20th July and 10th August 2021, and features a series of salon-style events at the recently opened shop in Islington, north London.

The line up includes events with Red features editor Natasha Lunn discussing her book Conversations On Love (Viking), Megan Nolan on her debut novel Acts of Desperation, (Jonathan Cape) and a conversation with novelists Francesca Reece and Sarvat Hasin on their novels Voyeur (Tinder Press) and The Giant Dark (Little, Brown Group) respectively, chaired by Sarah Shaffi. The in-person events will also be live-streamed so customers can attend the event remotely.

"BookBar was created to bring people together through books and events were always going to be at the centre of that," said BookBar founder Chrissy Ryan. 'I'm so excited to launch our first in-person events programme that showcases some of the talented authors whose books we love sharing with our customers. It feels amazing to finally be able to introduce in-person events and I'm so grateful to all the publishers, authors, and book lovers and wine-lovers who have believed in BookBar and become part of the BookBar community over the past few months."

BookBar's virtual BookClub, which launched in February, has 200 monthly subscribers and has programmed events with authors including Brit Bennett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Clare Chambers and Ingrid Persaud, and their virtual events programme has included events with Paul Mendez, Jodie Chapman and Daisy Buchanan.

Tickets for the new events went on sale exclusively to BookBar's BookClub members on 28th June, and will go live to the wider public on 29th June at 12 p.m. Customers can buy single event tickets or a ticket to the entire series.