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Events in Chepstow

Come and meet your favourite author at one of our events here in Monmouthshire, just a short drive from Bristol, Newport, Monmouth and the Forest of Dean.

Book signings take place at The Chepstow Bookshop where you can buy the book, meet the author and have your book signed.

Our evening events are held at The Drill Hall unless otherwise stated.  Enjoy drinks from the bar, hear the talk and take the opportunity to have your book signed and meet the author.   

Buy tickets now from the list below.  The total p&p is a flat rate £2, you could even choose a book from our reading ideas and local sections, the total p&p will remain £2.

If you are unable to attend an event, you could order a book to be signed for you.


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Thursday 10th September 7pm at

Chepstow Books and Gifts (13 St. Mary Street)

Event tickets free and include a glass of wine.

Local author, chief executive of Freshwater UK and former sports journalist, Steve Howell, discusses his new novel, Over The Line, a fast-paced thriller which explores the timely issue of steroid abuse in sport.

Steve Howell Tickets free

Thursday 17th September 7pm at

Chepstow Library

Event tickets free but limited.

Jon Gower celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Welsh emigration to Patagonia, tracing the steps of the first Welsh settlers in a bleak and cruel land, and hears how their 21st century descendants view their history.

Gwalia Patagonia Tickets free

Saturday 5th December 3pm at

The Chepstow Drill Hall

Event tickets £3 including tea/ squash and cake.

Don’t be late, for a very important date!  Join the White Rabbit at The Drill Hall for activities, storytelling, the opportunity to have your photo taken with The White Rabbit and tea and cake for all.

White Rabbit Tea Party

Thursday 24th September, 7pm at the

Chepstow Library

Event tickets free.

Ann Cleeves - author of ITV’s drama “Vera” - discusses her writing and latest novel “The Moth Catcher”, the seventh book in her Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.

“This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together.”

To find out more about “The Moth Catcher” or to pre-order your signed copy click here.

Ann Cleeves Event ticket free

Susan Burnett "On that day I left my boyhood behind" event ticket free

Tuesday 6th October, 7pm at the

Chepstow Library

Event tickets free.

Local author Susan Burnett discusses her bestselling book about her grandfather, Norman Woodcock, who was called up on the day war was declared in 1914, aged seventeen.

“A moving tribute to the man and to the Gallipoli invasion.” Chepstow Beacon

To pre-order your signed copy of the book click here.

Brian Blessed Event Ticket £6 each

Monday 26th October, 7pm at St Pierre Hotel,


Event tickets £6 each (redeemable against the price of the book)

There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He’s an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He’s also a brilliant storyteller who will – and you must brace yourself – simply leap out of the pages at you.

Ready? Then open “Absolute Pandemonium” and you’ll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growing up the son of a miner in Goldthorpe, to finding fame in Z-Cars. You’ll see Brian falling for Katharine Hepburn, suffering wires strapped round his wotsits as he was hoisted into the heavens on Flash Gordon, almost causing an international incident when meeting the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and winning round George Lucas to get the role of Boss Nass on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

To find out more about Brian Blessed’s book “Absolute Pandemonium” or to pre-order your signed copy click here.

Gareth Edwards Event Ticket £3

Wednesday 28th October, 7.30pm at

The Drill Hall, Chepstow

Event tickets £3 each

Rugby legend Gareth Edwards selects great moments from the game which made him a household name. From William Webb Ellis to Welsh Grand Slams and World Cup Finals, Gareth tells the story of rugby union through a series of its most memorable cameos.

To pre-order your signed copy of “Great Rugby Moments”, click here.

David "Bumble" Lloyd event ticket £4 each

Wednesday 7th October, 7.30pm at

St Pierre Hotel, Chepstow

Event tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of the book)

With his infectious enthusiasm for the game, David 'Bumble' Lloyd is one of the most popular cricket commentators around, blending immense knowledge and experience with an eye for the quirky detail and an unending fund of brilliant stories.

After retiring as a player, he became an umpire and then England coach during the 1990s, before eventually turning to commentary with Sky Sports.

“Last in the Tin Bath” is packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of Lancashire cricket, and behind-the-scenes insight into life with England and on the Sky commentary team, Bumble's book is a joy to read from start to finish.

To pre-order your signed copy of the book click here.

Wednesday 23rd September, 7.30pm at

The Drill Hall, Chepstow.

In “Where my heart used to beat” the recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks's fiction are brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in the end profoundly moving, this is Faulks's most remarkable book yet.

Event tickets £15 each (this includes a copy of the book RRP £20).

To find out more about “Where my heart used to beat” or to pre-order your signed copy click here.

Sebastian Faulks event ticket including book

Adam Jones - The Bomb - Event Ticket £4

Friday 18th September, 7pm The Drill Hall

A hugely entertaining evening with a true legend of Welsh rugby, and a genuine cult figure.  Join Adam Jones as he discusses his rugby career and newly released autobiography “The Bomb.”

In a nation of rugby heroes, Adam Jones has become a legend. Only six Welshmen can say they’ve won three Grand Slams. He is one of them: not just as a bit-part player, but as the beating heart of the most successful squad in Welsh rugby history. His was one of the first names on the team sheet. He was - literally and metaphorically - the cornerstone of this Welsh side.  

To find out more about “The Bomb” or to pre-order your signed copy click here.