Another Record Year for Author Events in 2012

We are pleased to announce that in 2012 The Hayling Island Bookshop ran or supported an amazing 107 events with 91 different authors at 87 venues for over 18,700 people. Audience numbers were up by 42% over 2011 which was itself a record year.

We would like to thank everyone who came to our events which were held in so many different venues including schools, theatres, libraries and historic buildings.

The ninety one different authors included Sir David Attenborough, Sir Max Hastings, Lord Hattersley, James Herbert, Anthony Horowitz, Ben Fogle and George Alagiah.

In 2012, we were delighted to be asked to help run events with two new partners – Hampshire School Library Service and Southampton School Library Service as well as with our existing partners Portsmouth School Library Service, Portsmouth BookFest, Havant Literary Festival, The New Theatre Royal and The Portsmouth Festivities.

Books signed by the author make great gifts and we still have some signed copies available including:

The New Recruit by Andy McNab, Dead To Me by Cath Staincliffe, A Passage to Africa by George Alagiah, Citadel by Kate Mosse (and Labyrinth and Sepulchre), Once by James Herbert, The Rose Petal Beach and The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson, Silent Voices  by Anne Cleeves and A Force To Be Reckoned With (A History of the Women’s Institute) by Jane Robinson. We also have a signed editions of My Story by Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli.

Call us on 02392 466 620 to check availability of these signed books. Our 2013 programme has already started in schools and we have signed editions of many children’s books in stock including books signed by Anthony Horowitz, Ali Sparkes, Andy Briggs, Darren Shan and many more.

We are planning lots of events for 2013 and will keep you informed as details emerge.