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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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Judith Miller

Tuesday 17th May, 7pm, The Drill Hall, Chepstow

Find out more about antiques and bring along that family heirloom as we welcome world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market.

Tickets £3 (redeemable against the price of the book).

Kate Hamer & Renee Knight

Thursday 25th February, 7pm, Chepstow Library.

Riding high in the new year’s fiction bestsellers we are delighted to host an evening talking all things psychological thriller with Kate Hamer author of “The Girl in the Red Coat” and Renee Knight author of “Disclaimer.”

Tickets are free from Chepstow Books & Gifts or Chepstow Library.

Chris Packham Ticket £20

Thursday 12th May, 7pm, The Drill Hall, Chepstow

An evening with TV presenter, photographer, conservationist and one of the nation’s best loved naturalists Chris Packham, as he discusses his life and career and talks about his newly published lyrical, evocative and honest memoir “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar.”

Tickets £20 including a copy of the book.

If you are unable to make the event and would like to pre-order a signed and dedicated copy of “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar”, click here.

William Ayot

Tuesday 21st June, 7pm Chepstow Library

Re-enchanting the Forest is written for that part in us that yearns for living ritual, that seeks to bring an embodied sense of solace and belonging back into our modern lives. Drawing on his own experience, and on the ritual cultures of the indigenous world, William Ayot demonstrates the value and power of ritual to revive and 're-wire' our sometimes confused and disconnected spirits.

Tickets are free from Chepstow Books & Gifts or Chepstow Library.

Neil Parkhouse

Thursday 30th June, 7pm at The Drill Hall Chepstow

An illustrated talk with Neil Parkhouse on "The Forest of Dean Lines and the Severn Bridge."  Neil  has a huge depth of knowledge and enthusiasm on the history of local railways making this a great evening for anyone interested in local history.

Part of The Chepstow Festival.

Tickets £3 (redeemable against the price of the book).

Christine Martyn

Monday 18th July, 7pm at Chepstow Library

Chepstow Books & Gifts presents a talk with Christine Martyn on "The Forest of Dean Revisited - A Modern History."

Part of The Chepstow Festival.

Tickets are free from Chepstow Books & Gifts or Chepstow Library.

David Hurn

Thursday 21st July, 7pm, The Drill Hall Chepstow

The acclaimed photographer of iconic shots such as James Bond and Barbarella as well as many local ones of Tintern village gives an illustrated talk as part of Chepstow Festival about his new book "The 1960s."

Part of The Chepstow Festival.

Tickets £2 (redeemable against the price of the book).