Bookshrop is the new venue for the Poetry Group's monthly meetings.  Next meeting is

Monday July 17th with Shropshire author and poet Kate Innes

Kate's novel The Errant Hours will be available at Bookshrop 

Evening starts at 7pm, is open to all, with refreshments served. 

Come along and join in!

Next Author Visit: 

John Shipley, author of the A-Z of Curious Shropshire will be here to sign copies of this and


his previous title The Little Book of Shropshire on

We are expecting this title in July 2017 and will hold a signing event on publication.



Adam Hamdy signed copies for us in March - available now! 

Adam is the local author of the acclaimed thriller Pendulum, a fast- paced, high octane psychological thriller published in paperback by Headline this March at £7.99.  Adam will call in for an informal books signing in the afternoon.  If you'd particularly like to meet him, please call to arrange a time.  Otherwise, signed copies will be available from this date.

James Patterson has hailed Adam Hamdy's PENDULUM as 'one of the best thrillers of the year' saying he read it in 'one gloriously suspenseful weekend'. A photo-journalist is targeted for death in this high-concept, twisting, dangerous journey through a digital underworld. If you love Simon Kernick and Terry Hayes' I AM PILGRIM, read this.


Previously....2016 in author visits..


Peter Parker, author of the acclaimed new book on the life of A.E Housman: Housman Country - Into the Heart of the England. Hardback £25 joined us recently.  Signed copies now available!


Peter talked about and read from his book, which details the path of Housman's most famous poem, from its publication in 1896, to its place today as the one of the nation's best loved evocations of the English countryside.

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop  dropped by for an informal book signing of Cartes Postales, her latest work of fiction illustrated with photographs that make this journey around Greece, already alive in the imagination, linger forever in


This year it's the 10th anniversary of

Independent Bookshop Week the annual event that celebrates high street booksellers and what they have to offer customers and communities. We will have books exclusive to independent bookshops on offer, plus new rising star Vaseem Khan dropped by to sign copies of his new books. 


 The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (paperback £7.99) and The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown, hardback £12.99,books one and two of a new series A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation. The third Inspector Chopra novel is published in March 2017, "The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star"

 For fans of Alexander McCall's Ladies' Detective Agency. Vaseem Khan and Dinah at Bookshrop, Independent Bookshop Week, 2016 

Recently at Bookshrop


The Errant Hours - set in Shropshire in 1284 (£8.99)

 Welsh Marches July 1284 - the uprising in wales is over, the leader gruesomely executed, the dead buried. But for Illesa Arrowsmith, the war's aftermath is just as brutal. When her brother is thrown into the Forester's prison on false charges, she is left impoverished and alone. All Illesa has left is the secret manuscript entrusted to her - a book so powerful it can save lives, a book so valuable that its discovery could lead to her death. When the bailiff's daughter finds it, Illesa decides to run, and break her brother out of jail by whatever means. But the powerful Forester tracks them down, and Illesa must put herself and the book at the mercy of an unscrupulous knight who threatens to reveal all their secrets, one by one.

Inspired by the seductive art of illuminated manuscripts, The errant Hours draws from the deep well of medieval legend to weave as story of survival and courage, trickery and love. £8.99 paperback