On Monday 7th October, GOSH Comics in Soho hosted a signing and party for best-selling American illustrator Jon Agee, who was visiting the UK to celebrate the launch of Life On Mars and the paperback publication of The Wall in the Middle of the Book (both Scallywag Press).
Brick Lane Bookshop was among the independents that saw an increase in footfall and sales this Bookshop Day, buoyed by the release of 420 hardbacks on Super Thursday.
As part of the Bookshop Day celebrations, poet Sophia Thakur read from Somebody Give This Heart a Pen (Walker Books) at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discussed feminism, sensitivity-screening and race at The Economist's Open Future Festival, which took place in Manchester on Saturday 5th October.
As part of the reveal of The Hunger Games prequel novel, Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Scholastic), the cover was projected on the side of the Senate House in London on Friday 4th October.
Bonnier Books UK imprint John Blake held a "pink party" in their offices on Thursday 3rd October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the launch of inspiring anthology Breast Cancer and Me, which they are publishing in partnership with ASDA’s Tickled Pink Foundation.
Actress and comedian Samantha Baines centre launched her debut children's novel Harriet Versus the Galaxy (Knights Of) at the Allbright Club on Monday 1st October, alongside celebrity guests Tom Read Wilson left and Helen Lederer. Baines wore a bespoke dress embellished with illustrations from the book, created by artist Jessica Marie Flores.