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Book Festivals & Events

We support many events during the academic year from conferences and public lectures to book signings and author events. Authors have included Louis de Bernières, John Boyne, Michael Rosen, Shami Chakrabarti and Robin Ince.

We work alongside academic departments as well as outside organisations. We provide bookstalls to the Canterbury Festival and the Folkestone Book Festival. We also support the much-loved annual Canterbury History Weekend, which has featured many well-known historians including Tracy Borman, Helen Castor, Janina Ramirez, Marc Morris, Ian Mortimer, and Dan Jones. 

We've supported events with SF Said, Esther Freud, Sophie Hannah, Lawrence Norfolk, Tibor Fischer, Peter Benson, and Stav Sherez. Publisher 'roadshows' with editors and authors have included evenings with Salt Publishing and Orenda Books.

Look out for books from our university graduates from Creative & Professional Writing at CCCU including Andrew McGuinness, April Doyle, Silivia Sbaraini, Anne Booth, Katherine Mezzacappa, Jessica Ryn and Jenny Bayliss. In 2022 we supported the publication of Hive by April Doyle, and Psychopath by Andrew Edwards. 

All our events – including many pictures – are posted to @cccubookshop on Twitter.

Canterbury History Weekend 2023
  Canterbury History Weekend 2023
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