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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 Helen Castor, Janina Ramirez, Marc Morris, Ian Mortimer, and Dan Jones. 

Working with the Creative & Professional Writing team at CCCU, the bookshop has 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.

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

For the last event of 2021, we met up with two of our university graduates from Creative & Professional Writing at CCCU - Jessica Ryn and Jenny Bayliss.

In 2022 we're looking forward to the publication of Hive by April Doyle and Psychopath by Andrew Edwards; as well as the Canterbury Medieval Weekend which takes place at the end of April

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